Province of Canada will support immigrants with children

Province of Canada will support immigrants with children

The Parent Subsidy program is becoming more accessible to newcomers.

On November 1, the province of New Brunswick will see changes to its Parent Subsidy rules go into effect. Financial support will now be available to more newcomers — even those who are in the region without permanent residence status.

The Early Childhood Services Act removes the rule that only Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for subsidies. Thus, those who come to New Brunswick on work visas and student visas can get support.

But parents still need to meet the other conditions to receive payments:

  • there is at least one preschool-age child in the family who is not attending school and is not registered in a Designated Facility;
  • parents are working or in training;
  • the total family income is up to $80,000 CAD per year before taxes, or child care expenses take more than 20% of the family income.
"Every child deserves the best start in life," said federal Families, Children and Social Development Minister Karina Gould.

In addition to the subsidies, the federal government will allocate $544 million CAD over the next 5 years to create an average of $10 CAD per day child care services in New Brunswick by 2026 and open 3,400 new early learning and care centers for children under the age of 5.

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