2017 Sunshine List: top earners

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, 123,572 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $15,716,970,959.79 in 2016.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $1,155,899.14 in 2016.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation William Moriarty, who had annual earnings of $1,045,582.62. Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer / Vice-présidente directrice et chef des placements Jill Pepall made $835,389.06, Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Glenn Jager made $832,750.95 and President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Pisters round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $753,992.40 for the Ontario 2017 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 123,572 Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 46,513 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 57,919 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 13,666 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3,391 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,246 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 813 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2017 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2017 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2017 Employers List.

Complete list of employees in Ontario who made the 2017 Sunshine List


Total result: 123,572

SALARY NAME POSITION YEAR
$517,940.19 Shoo Lee Neonatologist-in-Chief
Sinai Health System
2017
$516,344.32 Kevin Clinton Vice President, Investment Counsel / Vice-président, Conseils en placements
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$515,411.61 Altaf Stationwala President And Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction
Mackenzie Health
2017
$514,665.36 John Kelton Professor / Executive Director
McMaster University
2017
$513,826.90 Joao Amaral Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$512,215.61 Daren Smith President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
University of Toronto
2017
$512,193.40 Shaf Keshavjee Surgeon-In-Chief
University Health Network
2017
$512,101.03 Linda Rabeneck Vice President / Vice-Présidente
Cancer Care Ontario
2017
$510,576.90 Michael Temple Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$504,907.00 Glen Whyte Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
University of Toronto
2017
$502,129.91 Michel Paradis Chief Financial Officer / Chef des services financiers
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$501,141.12 Rosemarie Leclair Chair and Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Ontario Energy Board
2017
$500,002.79 David Higgins President, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
2017
$499,110.04 Nell Turok Director
Perimeter Institute
2017
$498,632.20 Rueben Devlin President and Chief Executive Officer
Humber River Hospital
2017
$497,191.47 Gurpreet Dhindsa Executive Vice President Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer / Vice-président directeur, dirigeant principal, Administration et Finances
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
2017
$494,894.22 Kumar Gupta Coroner
Community Safety and Correctional Services
2017
$494,308.16 N. Robert Peter President and Chief Executive Officer/ Président-directeur général
Liquor Control Board of Ontario
2017
$492,355.86 Maureen Adamson President And Chief Executive Officer
The Michener Institute Of Education At University Health Network
2017
$490,406.24 Donna Bain Deputy Chief Operating Officer / Chef adjointe des opérations
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
2017
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The Sunshine List

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, makes Ontario's public sector more open and accountable to taxpayers. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to make public, by March 31 each year, the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year.

In Ontario the Sunshine List was first published in 1996, by the Progressive Conservative government of Mike Harris. Just 4,576 names appeared on the first list.

Data

All information presented in this website is based exclusively off the publicly released sunshine lsit available for download by the Government of each province: Ontario | British Columbia | Alberta