On January 16, 2024, the Ministry of Social Services launched a new Saskatchewan Employment Incentive (SEI) program to replace the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) program. The CCS program is closed to new applicants. Clients who applied before January 16, 2024 will continue to receive benefits as long as they continue to meet CCS eligibility criteria. CCS benefits may be provided to new children added to an eligible family already in receipt of CCS as of January 15, 2024. CCS clients may apply for the new SEI if eligible. Clients cannot receive CCS benefits and SEI benefits at the same time.
Alongside the Saskatchewan Employment Incentive, the Parent Affordability Grant is administered by the Ministry of Education and makes child care more affordable for Saskatchewan families.