The moment your bundle of joy enters the world, your life’s changed forever. Not only must you make sacrifices as you step into the new role of parenthood, but you must also consider future financial sacrifices.According to 2010 data, the estimated cost of raising a child in Canada to age 19 is $191,665.Even before worrying about paying those ever-increasing university tuition fees, working parents must make some choices regarding daycare for their little ones. And depending on what province you reside, those daycare costs can take a serious bite out of your wallet, to the tune of hundreds of dollars each month.So, how much does it take to put your kids in the best hands during working hours? We offer a definitive breakdown by province of average rates and any subsidies available.British ColumbiaElusive daycare spots in B.C. can set parents back between $750 and $1,500 a month per child for a licensed facility. Luckily, parents can apply for a full or partial subsidy from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The ministry can provide you with payment to help out with rising care costs, depending on your annual income.While this price is pretty average for Canadians, the real problem is that slots are few and far between for B.C. daycares.AlbertaThe average price for monthly full-time licensed daycare in Alberta is $850. While this is pretty pricey for many families, Alberta’s government compensates with a high threshold for parents to receive provincial subsidies. If a family’s combined income is $50,000 or less, parents will qualify for the maximum subsidy rate.SaskatchewanParents from the prairie province pay one of the lowest rates for full-time daycare at an average of $657 a month for a licensed centre. Again, depending on income, parents can apply for subsidies.ManitobaSimilar to fellow prairie province Saskatchewan, Manitoba has relatively affordable childcare. The average cost is around $650 per child a month for full-time care, and as with most other provinces, subsidies exist for lower-income families who apply directly to the provincial government.QuebecThe province of Quebec is a model many other provinces point to for fully subsidized, affordable childcare. Due to a decade-old decision from the provincial government, parents pay a fraction of what other parents pay in non-subsidized provinces: between $7 and $10 a day for full-time (up to 10 consecutive hours) licensed care.OntarioCost for full-time daycare in Ontario is a little higher, at around $960 per child for a full-time slot. Again, parents can qualify for assistance in paying for the childcare through provincial government grants and subsidies that are based on household income.Nova ScotiaNova Scotians really catch a break with the average price of only $742 a month. Subsidies are also available for parents who apply and meet minimum income requirements.Newfoundland and LabradorDespite its status as a small province, the price for full-time care isn’t small — with the average coming in around $815 a month for full-time care.New BrunswickThis province has the second-lowest rate out of all the provinces at just $683 per child for full-time services.The TerritoriesCanada’s territories generally have lower-cost childcare with subsidies available for lower income thresholds. However, because the populations in the territories are significantly smaller than in the provinces, there are also fewer slots available for parents trying to register their children.