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
$430,941.67
earned in 2017
David Musyj President and Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Windsor Regional Hospital
$430,113.12
earned in 2017
Jacques Bradwejn Doyen(ne) / Dean
University of Ottawa
$429,852.80
earned in 2017
Fei-Fei Liu Director, Radiation Medicine
University Health Network
$429,704.18
earned 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
$428,217.00
earned in 2017
Dr. Thomas Stewart Chief of Staff Executive Vice President Medical Affairs / Médecin-chef et vice-président directeur, Affaires médicales
Niagara Health
$427,681.50
earned in 2017
Joan Sproul Executive Vice President, Finance Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Sinai Health System
$427,093.98
earned in 2017
Ajay Agrawal Professor of Strategic Management
University of Toronto
$426,535.20
earned in 2017
Robert Bell Deputy Minister / Sous-ministre
Health and Long-Term Care / Santé et Soins de longue durée
$426,308.36
earned in 2017
Richard Reznick Dean, Director (School of Medicine), Professor
Queen's University
$425,400.24
earned in 2017
Lorne Martin Chief of Staff
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation
$425,001.20
earned in 2017
Sarah Downey President and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Garron Hospital
$424,468.04
earned in 2017
Maureen Shandling Executive Vice President, Academic and Medical Affairs
Sinai Health System
$423,648.06
earned in 2017
Franco Vaccarino President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Guelph
$423,599.65
earned in 2017
Brian D. Hodges Vice President
University Health Network
$421,903.30
earned in 2017
Stephen Scherer Senior Scientist
The Hospital For Sick Children
$421,504.16
earned in 2017
Malcolm Maxwell President and Chief Executive Officer
Grand River Hospital Corporation
$421,357.38
earned in 2017
Dilip Soman Professor of Marketing
University of Toronto
$420,887.17
earned 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
$420,566.52
earned in 2017
Peter Pauly Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy
University of Toronto
$420,000.60
earned in 2017
Emma Pavlov Executive Vice President
University Health Network
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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.