Complete list of employees in Ontario who made the 2019 Sunshine List

Total result: 151,191

paid in 2018
Jacques Bradwejn Doyen(ne) / Dean
University of Ottawa
paid in 2018
Brad Wouters Executive Vice President
University Health Network
paid in 2018
Mounir Nader Executive Vice President
University Health Network
paid in 2018
Peter Donnelly President and Chief Executive Officer/Président-directeur général
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
paid in 2018
Mary Rowe Executive Advisor to the Premier
Office of The Premier
paid in 2018
Leonard Kula Vice President Planning, Acquistion and Operations / Vice-président – Planification, acquisitions et opérations
Independent Electricity System Operator
paid in 2018
Lorne Martin Chief of Staff
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation
paid in 2018
Robert Bell Deputy Minister
Health and Long-Term Care
paid in 2018
Dirk Huyer Chief Coroner
Community Safety and Correctional Services
paid in 2018
Peter Pauly Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy
University of Toronto
paid in 2018
Barry Smith President and Chief Executive Officer/Président directeur général
Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre Corporation
paid in 2018
Andrea A Krystal President and Chief Executive Officer
Southlake Regional Health Centre
paid in 2018
Franco Vaccarino President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Guelph
paid in 2018
Jeff Mainland Executive Vice President, Strategy, Quality, Performance and Communications
The Hospital for Sick Children
paid in 2018
Stephen Williamson Professor
University of Western Ontario
paid in 2018
Michael Pollanen Chief Forensic Pathologist
Community Safety and Correctional Services
paid in 2018
Bernard Leduc Président Directeur Général
Hôpital Montfort
paid in 2018
Salim Teja President, Venture Services
Mars Discovery District
paid in 2018
Winifred Doyle Interim President, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
paid in 2018
Yung Wu Chief Executive Officer
Mars Discovery District
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2019 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, 151,197 staffers made the list this year, earning a total salary of $19,227,436,560.46 in 2018.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $1,746,824.96 in 2018.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation Daren Smith, who had annual earnings of $989,308.00. Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Glenn Jager made $962,749.44, President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction Mark Fuller made $803,552.16 and Former President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Apkon round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $792,571.78 for the Ontario 2019 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among the 151,197 Ontario's employees, who received more than six-figure salaries 56,785 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 71,134 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 16,684 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 4,230 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,369 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , 966 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2019 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2019 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2019 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.


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