Parents can now apply for the B.C. government’s childcare benefit.
The program, set to take effect Sept. 1, offers free childcare to families with an annual income of less than $45,000.
Families with a yearly income of less than $111,000 will pay less than $10 a day.
If eligible, families will start receiving the benefit retroactively for the month they apply starting Sept. 1.
A cornerstone of its election campaign and subsequent budget, the NDP aims to fund licensed child care spaces to reduce parents’ fees by up to $350 per month.