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Pay Increase for BC Early Childhood Educators

The Provincial government announced funding to increase a $1/hour raise retroactive to September 1, 2018 for front-line Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in licensed child care programs that have been approved for BC’s child care fee reduction initiative. The wage enhancement will apply to some ECEs in other programs as well. An additional $1/hour raise will come in April 2020. In addition to the wage increase, federal government funding is being allocated to improvements to the bursary fund and training spaces for ECE programs.This is a long-overdue and well-deserved increase to wages for early childhood educators.

Read the BC government news release here.