Child Care Subsidy

Easy application

Tax filing not required

The Child Care Subsidy is a monthly subsidy that is available to families to help them with the costs of licensed child care.

A sliding scale based on a family's income is used to calculate the subsidy amount. This means the lower the income, the higher the subsidy.

Child care subsidies are paid directly to child care centres or family child care homes. Parents are still responsible for paying the amount of the difference between the child care fee and the amount of the subsidy.

Here's an example:

Total Child Care fee: $415
Amount of Subsidy: $275
Difference $140*

*This is the amount a family would pay out-of-pocket each month ($415-275 = $140).

To be eligible for the child care subsidy:

  • You must be the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13;
  • You must use a licensed child care facility;
  • You must be a resident of Saskatchewan; and
  • You must have a valid reason for child care such as employment, education, or special health needs.

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

To apply for the child care subsidy:

  1. Download the child care subsidy application form or pick up one from a licensed child care facility or Child Care Subsidy office.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Mail the form to the Child Care Subsidy office:
    Child Care Subsidy
    P.O. Box 2405 Station Main
    Regina, SK  S4P 4L7 Phone: 306-787-4114 or 1-800-667-7155
    Fax: 306-787-4155 E-mail:

Last updated: January 29, 2024