Complete list of employees in Ontario who made the 2020 Sunshine List

Total result: 166,977

$504,569.73 paid in 2019 Daniel Cass Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Executive
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
$503,580.07 paid in 2019 Ehren Cory President and Chief Executive Officer/Président-directeur général
Ontario Infrastructure And Lands Corporation (Infrastructure Ontario)
$501,383.61 paid in 2019 Steve Gregoris Senior Vice President Darlington
Ontario Power Generation
$501,024.21 paid in 2019 Michael Sherar Chief Executive Officer and President/Président et Directeur Général
Cancer Care Ontario
$500,000.00 paid in 2019 Robert Myers Director
Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics
$498,730.00 paid in 2019 Mihnea Moldoveanu Vice Dean, Learning and Innovation and Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy
University Of Toronto
$497,308.36 paid in 2019 Richard Reznick Dean, Director (School of Medicine)
Queen's University
$496,166.11 paid in 2019 Brendan Carr President and Chief Executive Officer
William Osler Health System
$495,049.96 paid in 2019 Glen Whyte Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
University Of Toronto
$494,424.96 paid in 2019 Davy C.H. Cheng Dean/ Professor/Medical Doctor
University Of Western Ontario
$493,159.15 paid in 2019 Thomas Parker Executive Vice President Medical Affairs And Clinical Programs
Unity Health Toronto
$491,245.00 paid in 2019 Leslie Radvanyi President and Scientific Director
Ontario Institute For Cancer Research
$490,725.44 paid in 2019 Brian D. Hodges Executive Vice President
University Health Network
$490,000.04 paid in 2019 Rhonda L. Lenton President and Vice Chancellor / Professor
York University
$487,936.86 paid in 2019 Denise Hardenne President and Chief Executive Officer
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation
$487,339.12 paid in 2019 David G. Vingoe Vice Chair / Vice-président
Ontario Securities Commission
$486,684.27 paid in 2019 Joshua Tepper President And Chief Executive Officer
North York General Hospital
$485,833.70 paid in 2019 John Mauti Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President - Finance
Ontario Power Generation
$485,075.71 paid in 2019 Jean Major Chief Executive Officer and Registrar/Directeur général et registrateur
Alcohol And Gaming Commission Of Ontario
$484,000.04 paid in 2019 Amit Chakma Professor
University Of Western Ontario
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2020 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, 166,977 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $21,270,964,613.48 in 2019.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $938,845.89 in 2019.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Hartwick, who had annual earnings of $929,763.51. President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Smith made $844,992.19, Senior Vice President Nuclear Projects Dietmar E. Reiner made $837,074.77 and President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation Daren Smith round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $800,749.46 for the Ontario 2020 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 166,977 Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 62,153 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 79,109 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 18,216 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 4,958 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,093 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 1,398 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2020 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2020 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2020 Employers List.

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.


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