Complete list of employees in Ontario who made the 2018 Sunshine List

Total result: 131,738

$100,000.58 paid in 2017 Anthony Jaroszewicz Advanced Care Paramedic
County of Essex
$100,000.51 paid in 2017 Jennifer Docherty Primary Care Paramedic
Regional Municipality of Peel
$100,000.49 paid in 2017 Megan Rubenstein York Region Manager, Child Development Programs
Markham Stouffville Hospital
$100,000.23 paid in 2017 Nicole Morgan Team Lead / Chef d'équipe
Community and Social Services / Services sociaux et communautaires
$100,000.11 paid in 2017 Natalie Desgroseilliers Enseignant
Conseil Scolaire Catholique Centre-Sud
$100,000.11 paid in 2017 Linda Boucher St-Arnaud Enseignant
Conseil Scolaire Catholique Centre-Sud
$100,000.11 paid in 2017 Sylvie Swarbrick Enseignant
Conseil Scolaire Catholique Centre-Sud
$100,000.08 paid in 2017 Thierry Mesana Directeur(rice) / Director
University of Ottawa
$100,000.08 paid in 2017 Rishabh Jain Director of Stakeholder Development
University of Windsor
$100,000.02 paid in 2017 Ryann Manning Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
University of Toronto
$100,000.01 paid in 2017 Christopher Linaksita Project Manager / Chef de projet
Ontario Health Quality Council (Health Quality Ontario) / Qualité Des Services De Santé Ontario
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 Stephen Shaw Vice President Operations/Vice-président des Opérations
Owen Sound Transportation Company /  Société De Transport D’Owen Sound 
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 Nadine Persaud Director of Client Services
Kensington Health Centre
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 Stuart Mcreynolds Director, Sport and Recreation
Abilities Centre
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 W. Iain Scott Dean
University of Western Ontario
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 Rima Mounayer Superintendent of Education
Superior North Catholic District School Board
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 Donald Palmer Executive Director
Causeway Work Centre
$100,000.00 paid in 2017 Ryan Lester Director of Development
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
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2018 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, 131,741 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $16,812,900,448.61 in 2017.

At the top of the 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, who had 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 the 131,741 Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 48,896 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 61,936 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 15,008 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 3,722 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,283 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 867 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

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 analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2018 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.

A lot has been debated about the $100,000 threshold of the Sunshine List. If the list was adjusted for inflation since 1996, the real benchmark salary would now be around $151,929.

Those in favor of the current benchmark argue that $100,000 still a lot of money. The average weekly wages for workers in Ontario is $974, which amounts to $50,600 per year. That includes overtime pay, and assumes no weeks off. This is half of the Sunshine List threshold.


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