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
$489,804.94 Craig Earle Program Director, Health Services Research and Clinical Trials
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
2017
$489,594.58 Michael Sherar Chief Executive Office and President / Chef De La Direction Et Président
Cancer Care Ontario
2017
$486,858.29 Edward Brown Chief Executive Officer / Chef de la direction
Ontario Telemedicine Network
2017
$485,468.78 Andree Robichaud President And Ceo Rouge Valley Health System
Rouge Valley Health System
2017
$482,662.39 Dave R. Williams Chief Executive Officer and President
Southlake Regional Health Centre
2017
$477,076.90 Dimitri Parra Radiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$475,459.48 Michael Strong Dean/Professor/Medical Doctor
University of Western Ontario
2017
$475,336.45 Robert F. Biron President and Chief Executive Officer
The Scarborough Hospital
2017
$474,721.42 Arthur Slutsky Vice President Research
St. Michael's Hospital
2017
$474,513.62 Julia Hanigsberg President and Chief Executive Officer/Présidente-directrice générale
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
2017
$471,709.96 Tim Rutledge President and Chief Executive Officer
North York General Hospital
2017
$469,839.32 Christopher Whitaker President
Humber College
2017
$468,630.54 Mihnea (Michael) Moldoveanu Vice Dean, Learning and Innovation and Professor of Business Economics
University of Toronto
2017
$468,464.18 Barbara Keenan Senior Vice President People, Culture and Communications
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$467,722.27 Denise Hardenne President/Chief Executive Officer
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation
2017
$466,963.85 James Flett President and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente-directeur générale
Kingston General Hospital
2017
$466,928.61 Matthew Anderson President and Chief Executive Officer
William Osler Health System
2017
$466,924.70 Martin Offringa Senior Scientist
The Hospital for Sick Children
2017
$466,398.29 John Veinot Pathologist
Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association
2017
$464,516.20 Brian Golden Vice Dean, Professional Programs and Professor of Strategic Management
University of Toronto
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