If you have young children (5 years of age and under) who are accompanying you to Canada and you require child care so that you can attend classes, then you will need to apply for a licensed child care spot. Apply as early as possible. The childcare centres at the University of Toronto and in the community have long waiting lists.
The cost of licensed childcare ranges from approximately $950 to $1700 per month, depending on the type of care and the age of the child. Care for infants is the most expensive. Some part-time care is also available on and off campus. International student families living in the City of Toronto are eligible for government child care subsidies. Less expensive care ($33 - $48 per day) is available through unlicensed caregivers who provide care in their own homes.
For further information on child care options, availability, subsidies and costs, please see the U of T Family Care Office website or contact the Office directly.
School for Children
If you have a school-aged child accompanying you to Canada, you will have to consider your child's educational options. The Family Care Office and Ministry of Education websites have information about registration and the options open to you and your child.
Family Care Office
The Family Care Office at the University of Toronto can provide information, guidance and referrals on a broad range of family matters including child care, elder care and pregnancy. For more information, please visit the Office online or in person on the main floor of the Koffler Student Services Centre at 214 College St.
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