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
$434,000.06 Brian Mcgee Senior Vice President, Pickering
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$432,937.29 Marilyn Emery President and Chief Executive Officer
Women's College Hospital
2017
$432,000.40 William Mitchell Professor of Strategic Management
University of Toronto
2017
$431,072.19 Malcolm Maxwell President and Chief Executive Officer
Grand River Hospital Corporation
2017
$430,113.12 Jacques Bradwejn Dean
Université d'Ottawa
2017
$429,852.80 Fei-Fei Liu Director, Radiation Medicine
University Health Network
2017
$429,699.56 Peter Donnelly President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
2017
$429,244.49 Joel Baum Professor of Strategic Management
University of Toronto
2017
$428,703.82 Scott Martin Senior Vice President Business and Administration Services
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$427,507.34 Peter Shena Executive Vice President and Chief Pension Officer / Vice-président directeur et chef des rentes
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$427,371.37 Rohinton Medhora President
The Centre for International Governance Innovation
2017
$426,535.20 Robert Bell Deputy Minister
Health and Long-Term Care
2017
$426,503.84 Rita Pennesi Director Financial Services
City of Windsor - Police Services
2017
$425,400.28 Lorne Martin Chief of Staff
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation
2017
$425,268.31 Brenda Flaherty Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences
2017
$425,024.17 R. Paul Edmonds Chief Legal and Governance Officer / Chef des services juridiques et de la gouvernance
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$425,001.20 Sarah Downey President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Garron Hospital
2017
$424,995.06 Peter Pauly Professor of Business Economics
University of Toronto
2017
$424,671.93 Brian Duncan Senior Vice President Darlington
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$424,293.47 Kenneth Hartwick Senior Vice President Finance, Strategy, Risk and Chief Financial Officer
Ontario Power Generation
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