Workforce Compensation

Eligibility

Positions eligible for the Workforce Compensation funding include:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) Program Staff
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) Child Care Supervisors
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) Home Child Care Visitors

Positions that are not eligible for the Workforce Compensation funding include:

  • Non-RECE Program Staff (including Director Approved staff)
  • Non-RECE Program Staff
  • Non-Program Staff (including cooking, custodial and non-program positions)
  • SNR-funded teachers/consultants and other supplemental staff
  • Staff hired through a third party (e.g. temp agency)

Key Facts about Workforce Compensation

  • Licensees are required to bring the wage of all eligible staff up to the wage floor
  • Review the Ministry Guidelines for how to process, document and communicate to staff
  • Funding must be considered in addition to and not used to reduce other planned compensation increases for eligible staff
  • Funding includes up to 17.5% in benefits funding which must support Licensees meeting statutory benefit requirements
  • All eligible staff will continue to receive the Wage Enhancement Grant (WEG)

Wage Floor

  • A wage floor is the lowest pay — it is comparable to the lowest possible wage within a wage bracket or range
  • In 2022, for RECE Program staff the wage floor for is $18 (including WEG), and for RECE Child Care Supervisors or RECE Home Child Care Visitors the wage floor is $20
  • The wage floor will increase by $1 every year from 2023 to 2026
2022​ ​2023 ​2024 ​2025 ​2026
​RECE Program Staff ​$18 ​$19 ​$20 ​$21 ​$22

​​RECE Child Care Supervisors or RECE Home

Child Care Visitors

​$20 ​$21 ​$22 ​$23 ​$24
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