Child Care Subsidy Calculator

Based on the information you enter, the calculator will let you know if you may be eligible for financial support for your child care. The calculator will provide an estimate of the total monthly amount your family would pay for all children to attend licensed child care.

To use this calculator you will need the information from your Federal Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Canada Child Benefit Notice. If you do not have this information, please call Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

Step 1: Reason for Child Care
All applicants must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following conditions:
• I am working for at least 20 hours per week
• I am attending school/education program at least 20 hours per week
• I am participating in an approved employment assistance activity through Ontario Works
• I have received approval through the child care referral process
Step 2: Annual Household Income
Enter line 236 from you and your spouse (if applicable) Income Tax Notice of Assessment or use the Family Net Income amount from your Child Tax Benefit Notice.

Step 3: Number of Children Requiring Care


This eligibility calculation provides only a basic estimate and does not confirm actual eligibility. To confirm your eligibility, you will need to complete an application. Your actual eligibility and payment will be determined during your face-to-face assessment interview. Learn how to apply for financial support for your child care.

Contact us

Early Years and Child Care Services
Lister Block Building
28 James Street North, 6th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K1

Phone: 905-546-4870
Email: childcare@hamilton.ca
Fax: 905-546-3064
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mailing address
City of Hamilton Community Services
Child Care Subsidy
Lister Block Building, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 2040
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5