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
$424,265.15 Thomas McCurdy Director, Financial Research and Trading Laboratory and Professor of Finance
University of Toronto
2017
$423,648.06 Franco Vaccarino President
University of Guelph
2017
$422,500.03 Stephun Cliver Chief Supply Officer
Ontario Power Generation
2017
$422,403.32 Richard Reznick Dean, Director (School Of Medicine), Professor
Queen's University
2017
$421,740.00 Dr. Thomas Stewart Chief of Staff Executive Vice President Medical Affairs / Médecin-chef et vice-président directeur, Affaires médicales
Niagara Health
2017
$421,591.99 Bernard Leduc Président Directeur Général
Hôpital Montfort
2017
$421,289.25 Gayle Fisher Chief Administrative Officer / Chef de l'administration
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$421,289.25 Valerie Adamo Chief Technology Officer / Chef de la technologie
Ontario Pension Board
2017
$421,210.40 Alexander Dyck Professor of Finance and Business Economics
University of Toronto
2017
$420,348.16 Varouj Aivazian Professor of Economics
University of Toronto
2017
$418,249.00 Edward H. Cole Physician-In-Chief
University Health Network
2017
$418,000.18 Andrew Mccallum President and Chief Executive Officer/ Président et directeur général
ORNGE
2017
$416,266.12 Akbar Panju Professor
McMaster University
2017
$414,887.41 Joan Sproul Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Administration Officer
Sinai Health System
2017
$414,036.30 John Denham Chief Investment Officer / Chef des placements
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
2017
$413,769.20 Gergely Orencsak Deputy Minister
Treasury Board Secretariat
2017
$412,995.91 Johanne R. Bélanger President and Chief Executive Officer
Toronto Convention and Visitors Association
2017
$412,794.12 Jan Mahrt-Smith Academic Director, Full-Time Masters of Business Administration and Professor of Finance
University of Toronto
2017
$412,203.61 Mashalah Eshghabadi Medical Laboratory Director
Norfolk General Hospital
2017
$412,020.77 Thomas Corr President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.
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