The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $4 million to reimburse the tuition of early childhood educator students by up to $5000 per school year to help cover tuition-related costs of recognized programs.
Tuition reimbursement is available to Manitoba residents who:
- will be attending a part- or full-time recognized early childhood educator program, including the workplace program, in 2022-23;
- completed courses in a recognized early childhood educator program in 2021-22; or
- graduated from a recognized early childhood educator program in 2021-22.
Students must also confirm they will work in Manitoba’s early learning and child-care sector for two years as part of the application process.
A dedicated early childhood workforce is needed to provide early learning and child-care services. Funding in this year is being provided for the early childhood educator tuition reimbursement initiative through the Canada-Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Agreement 2021 to 2025.
Support for students in early childhood education programs is one part of a broader workforce strategy for early learning and child care that will be developed in consultation with stakeholders.
For more information about the early learning educator tuition reimbursement initiative, visit: https://www.manitoba.ca/education/childcare/students_workforce/ece_tuition_support.html.
The deadline to apply for the early learning educator tuition reimbursement initiative is March 31, 2023.
For more information about the Canada–Manitoba Canada Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, visit: http://www.canada.ca/child-care.