Child Care Subsidy Application

Apply for funding to assist with the cost of child care.

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We are experiencing high application and call volume

If you submitted an online or paper application in the last 15 days, please do not submit another application unless we ask you to do so. We thank you for your patience as we process your application during this busy time.

Eligible families can apply for child care subsidies if they are using a licensed or approved child care program in Alberta.

Learn what to look for when finding child care.

Applying for subsidy

The first step in the online application is to check if you are eligible. If eligible, you will continue the application process. After you submit your application, your information will be assessed. If you meet certain conditions, you will receive a two-month subsidy while we assess your application starting the month your complete application is received.

You can apply using a computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

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In the middle of an application?

Use your MyAlberta Digital ID to log in

Near the end of your subsidy

It is best to renew your subsidy a month before the end date to minimize any interruptions in your subsidy payments. We will send you a renewal notice to remind you when it is time to reapply.

We will send you a renewal notice by email or mail.

Renew your subsidy

In the middle of renewing?

Use your MyAlberta Digital ID to log in

Changes to your situation

If your situation changes while you are receiving subsidy, it can impact how much subsidy you are eligible for. Be sure to let us know about the changes to the following information during the month the change occurs:

  • Change in your address and contact information
  • Change to your reason for care
  • Change in your marital status
  • Change in the number of children requiring care
  • A decrease in income
Send changes online

Submit missing documents

If you have documents to verify your recent child care subsidy application or if you were asked to provide specific information after your subsidy was approved, you can submit them by using the "Upload documents" button below.

If you have trouble uploading, you can submit your documents by email, fax or mail.

Email: css.childsubsidy@gov.ab.ca
Fax: 780-422-5692
Address:Child Care Subsidy
PO Box 1641, Station M
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N9
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Before you apply

Create a MyAlberta Digital ID account.

MyAlberta Digital ID is your single, verified online identify for interacting with Government of Alberta online programs and services. It is free to create and gives you secure access to apply for child care subsidy.

MyAlberta Digital ID allows you to start an application for child care subsidy, stop, and then come back to it up later. If you are in the middle of an application, simply log back in to continue.


Need help or have questions about using the Child Care Subsidy Online Application?

Call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.

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