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

Total result: 131,738

paid in 2017
David Musyj President and Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Windsor Regional Hospital
paid in 2017
Jacques Bradwejn Doyen(ne) / Dean
University of Ottawa
paid in 2017
Fei-Fei Liu Director, Radiation Medicine
University Health Network
paid in 2017
Peter Donnelly President and Chief Exective Officer/Président-directeur général
Ontario Agency For Health Protection And Promotion / Agence Ontarienne De Protection Et De Promotion de la Santé
paid in 2017
Dr. Thomas Stewart Chief of Staff Executive Vice President Medical Affairs / Médecin-chef et vice-président directeur, Affaires médicales
Niagara Health
paid in 2017
Joan Sproul Executive Vice President, Finance Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Sinai Health System
paid in 2017
Ajay Agrawal Professor of Strategic Management
University of Toronto
paid in 2017
Robert Bell Deputy Minister / Sous-ministre
Health and Long-Term Care / Santé et Soins de longue durée
paid in 2017
Richard Reznick Dean, Director (School of Medicine), Professor
Queen's University
paid in 2017
Lorne Martin Chief of Staff
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation
paid in 2017
Sarah Downey President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Garron Hospital
paid in 2017
Maureen Shandling Executive Vice President, Academic and Medical Affairs
Sinai Health System
paid in 2017
Franco Vaccarino President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Guelph
paid in 2017
Brian D. Hodges Vice President
University Health Network
paid in 2017
Stephen Scherer Senior Scientist
The Hospital For Sick Children
paid in 2017
Malcolm Maxwell President and Chief Executive Officer
Grand River Hospital Corporation
paid in 2017
Dilip Soman Professor of Marketing
University of Toronto
paid in 2017
Leslie Byberg Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer / Directrice générale et chef des services administratifs
Ontario Securities Commission / Commission Des Valeurs Mobilières De L'Ontario
paid in 2017
Peter Pauly Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy
University of Toronto
paid in 2017
Emma Pavlov Executive Vice President
University Health Network
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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