Ontario Sunshine List 2019

Searchable database of the Ontario public sector employees who earned more than 100,000 in 2018.

Salary Name Position
$410,475.04
earned in 2018
Mohamed Lachemi President
Ryerson University
$410,379.48
earned in 2018
Daniel Woolf Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor
Queen's University
$410,134.51
earned in 2018
Christopher Lam Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
$409,900.00
earned in 2018
John Tibbits President
Conestoga College
$409,590.78
earned in 2018
Bernard Jasmin Doyen(ne) / Dean
University of Ottawa
$408,743.21
earned in 2018
David Williams Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health
Health and Long-Term Care
$407,971.38
earned in 2018
Dilip Soman Professor of Marketing
University of Toronto
$407,255.50
earned in 2018
Bing Han Professor of Finance
University of Toronto
$406,582.65
earned in 2018
Marni Dicker Chief Commercial Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (Infrastructure Ontario)
$406,351.36
earned in 2018
Johnathan M. Bartlett Director and Senior Scientist
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
$405,710.24
earned in 2018
Leonard Waverman Professor/Dean
McMaster University
$405,202.38
earned in 2018
Akbar Panju Professor
McMaster University
$404,661.91
earned in 2018
John Yip President and Chief Executive Officer
Kensington Health Centre
$404,425.20
earned in 2018
Ralph Meyer Vice President, Oncology and Palliative Care and Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario
Hamilton Health Sciences
$404,378.46
earned in 2018
Lionel Trevor Young Professor, Psychiatry and Dean
University of Toronto
$404,360.22
earned in 2018
David Jaffray Executive Vice President
University Health Network
$403,449.80
earned in 2018
Padraig Warde Deputy Chief: Radiation Oncology
University Health Network
$403,330.39
earned in 2018
Janet Dancey Director, Professor, Eisenhauer Chair (Clinical Cancer Research)
Queen's University
$403,152.85
earned in 2018
Thierry Mesana President/Chief Executive Officer, Heart Institute/Président/Directeur Général, Institut de cardiologie
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute
$402,903.48
earned in 2018
Deane M Cameron President and Chief Executive Officer
Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall
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Published March, 2019

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2019

Welcome to the SunshineListStats.com, where we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Ontario who earn over 100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

This year's sunshine list includes the top earners in Ontario, including:

2019 Sunshine List: top earners

Every year by March 31, Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Ontario 151,375 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $19,259,374,476.75 in 2018.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $1,746,824.96 in 2018.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation Daren Smith, who had annual earnings of $989,308.00. Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Glenn Jager made $962,749.44, President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction Mark Fuller made $803,552.16 and Former President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Apkon round out the top-five highest paid employees with $792,571.78 for the Ontario 2019 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2018, 56,779 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 71,154 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 16,836 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 4,243 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,374 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 989 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 56,779 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 71,154 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 16,836 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 4,243 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,374 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 989 employees made between More than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2019 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2019 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2019 Employers List.

Sunshine List Resources

Here are the Frequently Asked Questions about the Ontario Sunshine List.

The Ontario Sunshine List is the Ministry of Finance's listing of salary, benefits, and severance information. The Ontario Sunshine List is the province's annual list of public sector employees and publicly-funded agency employees paid more than $100,000 annually. For a complete list of names go to SunhineListStats.com

In 1996 the Ontario Sunshine List began as a way to ensure accountability to taxpayers through Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. The annual list of public sector employees who earn over $100,000 per year or greater.

In 2021 Kenneth Hartwick, the Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Power Generation, led the pack by making $1,628,246. Interestingly, Ontario Power Generation employees made up the top four positions of the highest earners on the Sunshine List.

SunhineListStats.com aims to spotlight government spending and public funding to create awareness of where your money is being spent as a taxpayer. It lets taxpayers compare the performance of an organization with the compensation given to the people running it.

No, the Ontario Sunshine List does not include non-taxable benefits such as pension costs. The Sunshine List includes salaries and taxable benefits.

The Ontario Sunshine List is calculated by using a list of taxable salary, benefits, and severance information.

Yes, the Sunshine List does include bonuses, salaries, overtime, severances, and benefits.

In Ontario, teachers make a salary between $51,263 and $94,612 per year in 2021.

Toronto mayor John Tory made $202,949.20 per year in 2021, according to the Ministry of Finance's Ontario Sunshine List public sector salary disclosure.

Every year Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants, which includes nurses, teachers, police officers, and firefighters, with six-figure salaries. In Ontario, 244,390 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $30,240,295,606.44 (more than thirty billion) in 2021.

In 2021 there were approximately 244,00 people on the Sunshine List making more than $100,000 per year. This is an increase of approximately 19% or 39,000 people over the 2020 Sunshine List.

The Ontario Sunshine List aims to shed light on government expenditures. The Sunshine List also helps the Ministry of Finance identify public sector employees who earn over $100,000 in salary and above.

Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act aims to provide transparency to taxpayers and accountability to the Ontario government regarding hiring practices. Public sector employees earn over $100,000 annually, so taxpayers are naturally interested in how and where their money is being spent. The Ontario Sunshine List is a resource to give taxpayers insight into the use of public funds.

Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act aims to provide transparency to taxpayers and accountability to the Ontario government regarding hiring practices. Public sector employees earn over $100,000 annually, so taxpayers are naturally interested in how and where their money is being spent. The Ontario Sunshine List is a resource to give taxpayers insight into the use of public funds.

Yes, the Ontario Sunshine List includes bonuses as these are taxable benefits.

The $100,000 annual income is calculated before taxes. If these public sector employees are paid $100,000 or more, then the total of these taxable benefits has to be disclosed.

Doug Ford made $208,974.00 in 2021, although the average range for public sector employees in this category on the Sunshine List is $100,000 to $180,000 annually.

In 2021 the adjusted inflation rate of 3.36% inflation brought the Sunshine List threshold to $159,300.