ChildCareBC Bulletin


40th Edition, June 29, 2022

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Info Session Video: Recruiting and Retaining ECEs using the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

In case you missed it, a recording is now available of the recent webinar on recruitment and retention opportunities for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) through the BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The session also featured presentations on Immigration Programs and Resources for Employers from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and on ECE Certification from the ECE Registry.

This program is part of government’s strategy to support recruitment and retention in the sector, as it assists international and out-of-province ECEs seeking permanent employment and residence in the province. ECEs have been given priority access to apply, which provides a better chance for assessment under the program’s criteria. If a person is nominated, they and their family can apply to become permanent residents of Canada. All registrants, applicants and employers must continue to meet all relevant program criteria.

Now accepting $10 a Day ChildCareBC Centre applications

If you are a licensed child care operator in receipt of Child Care Operating Funding for at least one year, and operating spaces for children ages five and under and/or multi-age programs, we encourage you to apply to participate in the $10 a Day ChildCareBC Program. The 2022 intake opened on June 20 and will run until noon on August 18. Information about the application process is available on the $10 a Day ChildCareBC Centre webpage.

Earlier this year, the provincial government expanded the number of $10 a Day child care spaces to thousands more families throughout British Columbia. Program expansion as part of the ongoing intake is made possible through the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, and will nearly double $10 a Day ChildCareBC spaces from more than 6,500 to 12,500 child care spaces by the end of December 2022.

Priorities in this expansion are for communities that do not currently have $10 a Day ChildCareBC Centre, and large not-for-profit, public, and Indigenous-led facilities; however, all licensed child care facilities with the exception of those that exclusively offer school-age care, are welcome to apply.

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