Ontario Sunshine List 2018

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Ontario public sector employees who earned more than 100,000 in 2017 and entered the Ontario Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$156,595.54
earned in 2017
Aaron Nicholson First Line Manager, Inspection and Maintenance
Ontario Power Generation
$171,108.48
earned in 2017
Aaron Wheeler Professor of Chemistry
University of Toronto
$205,960.71
earned in 2017
Aaron Levo Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Hamilton Health Sciences
$127,434.31
earned in 2017
Aaron Leahy Manager, Legal Services
The Hospital For Sick Children
$116,787.49
earned in 2017
Aaron Lofts Senior Administrator, Financial Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
$101,813.66
earned in 2017
Aaron Puley Secondary, Teacher
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
$113,814.14
earned in 2017
Aaron Saldenah Supervisor / Superviseur
Community Safety and Correctional Services / Sécurité communautaire et Services correctionnels
$114,752.42
earned in 2017
Aaron Bailie First Class Fire Fighter
City of Cambridge
$106,908.01
earned in 2017
Aaron Roeck First Class Fire Fighter
City of Waterloo
$128,783.27
earned in 2017
Aaron Hiley First Class Firefighter
City of Markham
$115,594.62
earned in 2017
Aaron North First Class Firefighter
City of Kingston
$109,636.39
earned in 2017
Aaron Chambers Police Constable
Town of Amherstburg
$108,452.89
earned in 2017
Aaron Bertram Subway Vehicle Technician
City of Toronto - Toronto Transit Commission
$107,143.60
earned in 2017
Aaron Barker Firefighter
City of Brantford
$100,128.28
earned in 2017
Aaron Thomas Police Constable
City of Brantford
$113,425.67
earned in 2017
Aaron Wallace Director, Strategic Planning and Community Partners
City of Brantford
$113,799.13
earned in 2017
Aaron Blair Senior Project Manager
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
$134,968.92
earned in 2017
Aaron Turpin Law Enforcement Officer / Agent d'exécution de la loi
Community Safety and Correctional Services / Sécurité communautaire et Services correctionnels
$112,888.34
earned in 2017
Aaron Vincentini Sergeant / Sergent
Community Safety and Correctional Services / Sécurité communautaire et Services correctionnels
$106,124.89
earned in 2017
Aaron Sauve Carpenter - Construction
Ontario Power Generation
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Published March 2018

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2018

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 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.

At SunshineListStats.com, we rank employees from organizations that received public funding from the Province of Ontario and earn over $100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

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

2018 Ontario Sunshine List: Top Earners

Every year, the Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Ontario's 131,909 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $16,834,509,504.29 in 2017.

At the top of the Ontario Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash, who brought home $1,554,456.95 in 2017.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation Daren Smith, with annual earnings of $936,089.48. Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Glenn Jager made $858,445.43, President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction Bruce Campbell made $749,862.59, and President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction Mark Fuller round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $745,211.84 for the Ontario 2018 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2017, 48,973 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 62,001 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 15,021 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3,734 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,286 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 894 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 48,973 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 62,001 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 15,021 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 3,734 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,286 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 894 employees made more than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2018 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2018 Employees List. If you wish to analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2018 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.