Calculators



Cost of a
childcare space

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childcare amount now

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 to attend childcare 260 days out of the year; 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.

Corresponds to the sum of lines 101, 105 and 107 of your 20182019 income tax return.

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

Corresponds to the sum of lines 101, 105 and 107 of your spouse's 20182019 income tax return.

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

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In the Update on Québec’s Economic and Financial Situation, the government announced a freeze on the additional contribution for subsidized childcare as of 2019, as indicated in the calculator. However, the freeze on the additional contribution is conditional on the passing of a legislative amendment.

Refundable tax credit for childcare expenses

Canada Child Benefit 

Child care expenses deduction 

The federal government announced an enhancement of the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB) for 2019. Québec entered into a reconfiguration agreement with the federal government to better fit the CWB with Québec’s tax system. As a new agreement will be required to reconfigure the enhanced CWB and such an agreement has not been ratified yet, the amount of the CWB indicated does not include the enhancement.

GST credit 

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

Annie and Eric have a 1-year-old son called Charles Henri in reduced-contribution childcare. Their annual family income is $100 000. In 20182019, given the adjustment of childcare rates according to income, the cost of a childcare space is $11.8511.83 per day in their case. However, taking the Québec and federal tax systems into account, it will cost Annie and Eric $9.449.56 per day to send their son to reduced-contribution childcare.

If they had decided to send their son to childcare at the regular rate of $35 per day, their net cost, taking the Québec and federal tax systems into account, would have been $9.618.76 per day, an amount comparable to the cost of a reduced-contribution childcare space.

Annie and Eric may choose to claim the Québec refundable tax credit for childcare expenses and the federal child care expenses deduction on their income tax return or during the year, as the Québec tax credit can be paid in advance and the federal deduction can be claimed in the form of a reduction in source deductions.