In B.C., child care is nearly impossible to find and expensive to boot. Vancouver alone is short 16,274 spaces. Help is coming, albeit slowly
Kartiki Deshpande and her family love Vancouver, so there’s only one reason they are considering leaving.
Their daughter Nova is on waiting lists for daycares around Vancouver, at a cost of about $1,000 in non-refundable deposits and application fees.
They have waited for about 2½ years, Deshpande said. “Two or three days after I delivered, I had my husband do all the paperwork. … On our to-do list, it was the top item.”