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Child Care: Status and Child-Care Subsidies

child care: Because they lacked permanent status either through permanent residency or citizenship they would no longer receive support from the city on the basis of their immigration status, according to Toronto Star. One parent, a single mother and an international student, found herself scrambling to find answers. Early last fall, No One Is Illegal, the migrant rights group, learned from parents who are international students that their child-care subsidies were being withdrawn. At the annual review meeting where parental contribution is assessed, she was told her status as an international student meant she would be dropped from the child-care subsidy program. That's more than my pay. Without the city subsidy, child care for her two children totalled around 4,000. ( As reported in the news.