Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from The Well-Being of Canada’s Young Children. Government of Canada Report co-published by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2011. http://www.dpe-agje-ecd-elcc.ca/eng/ecd/well-being/sp_1027_04_12_eng.pdf -accessed July 24, 2017.
In 2006/07, 53.8% of children from 1 to 5 years of age, whose parents were working or studying, were in some form of non-parental child care.
That was slightly down from 56.3% in 2002/03.
Children living in urban centres were more likely to be in non-parental care than those in rural areas (54.4% vs 49.7%) in 2006/07.1
Using non-parental care increases with family income, the age of the children, and their parents’ educational level.1
Immigrant families are less likely to use non-parental care than are non-immigrant families.1
1The Well-Being of Canada’s Young Children: Government of Canada Report 2011. http://www.dpe-agje-ecd-elcc.ca/eng/ecd/well-being/sp_1027_04_12_eng.pdf-accessed July 24, 2017