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Media Release: New report recommends BC Early Childhood Educators earn at least $30 to $40/hour

Jul 11, 2023

The creation of new child care programs is not happening fast enough in BC, or across Canada. The major roadblock to expansion is the worsening Early Childhood Educator (ECE) staffing crisis. To address this issue, the BC government committed to develop and implement an ECE wage grid. With this commitment in mind, a scan of ECE wages and wage grids across Canada, including a detailed analysis of ECE wages in BC was carried out by the CCCABC and ECEBC.

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Wage Enhancement Response

Sep 14, 2021

On Monday August 23, 2021 ECEBC received an email from the Childcare BC Stakeholder Engagement team titled Increase to ECE Wage Enhancement. View ECEBC's response letter.

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ECE Wage Grid Report

Jun 16, 2020

Inadequate wages have led to the challenge we now face recruiting and retaining qualified ECEs. Current wage enhancements have not meaningfully or equitably increased wages. Further, the federal government and most provincial governments, including BC, are committed to expanding access to child care - which will require even more qualified ECEs. Clearly we need a different approach.

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