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Table 2 Patterns of ECEC utilization across the regions of Canada

From: Understanding early childhood education and care utilization in Canada: implications for demand and oversight

  Atlantic (%) Quebec (%) Ontario (%) Prairies (%) B.C. (%) Canada (%) ROC (%)
ECEC utilization
 Licensed 39 62 35 22 24 37 30
 Unlicensed 24 9 18 22 21 17 20
 None 38 29 48 56 56 49 51
Full-time working
 Licensed 48 73 38 39 31 49 38
 Unlicensed 31 8 40 34 32 28 36
 None 21 19 22 27 37 24 25
In care 30+ hours
 Licensed 54 69 53 62 44 60 53
 Unlicensed 52 64 49 46 50 51 49
Unlicensed HCC provided by
 Relative 36 18 32 28 33 30 31
 Stranger 64 82 68 72 67 70 69
Unlicensed HCC place of care
 Child’s home 36 11 42 39 51 39 42
 Elsewhere 64 89 58 61 49 61 58