Calculators



Cost of a
childcare space for 2021

Calculate your net daily
childcare amount now

This income corresponds to the sum of lines 101, 105 and 107 of your 2021 income tax return.

The maximum income accepted by the calculator is $250 000.

This income corresponds to the sum of lines 101, 105 and 107 of your spouse's 2021 income tax return.

The maximum income accepted by the calculator is $250 000.

On average, based on information from advance payment applications, a child attends childcare for approximately 180 days in a year.

A child who attends childcare on a full-time basis for an entire year will have 260 days of childcare.

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The enhancement1 of the refundable tax credit for childcare expenses represents a gain of $ per day, or an annual amount of $ for a year with days of childcare. Thanks to the enhancement to the tax credit, the net daily cost of a non-subsidized childcare space for your situation has been reduced from $ to $.

The calculator estimates the amounts of assistance to which you may be entitled on the basis of assumptions designed to reflect the most common situations. For the purposes of the calculator, all children are considered to be under 5 years of age and household income is considered to be composed solely of work income.

In addition, the daily parental contribution is capped at $99, and taxpayer income is limited to $250 000.

Refundable Tax Credit for Childcare Expenses

— Tax credit before enhancement 

— Tax credit enhancement1 

— Tax credit after enhancement 

Canada Child Benefit 

Child care expenses deduction 

Canada Workers Benefit 

GST credit 

1 The enhancement of the tax credit for childcare expenses, announced in the fall 2021 update, applies retroactively beginning in the 2021 taxation year.

Example button for a couple with a 1-year-old child. See an example for a couple with a 1-year-old child.

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Updated November 25, 2021