Ontario Sunshine List 2023

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Ontario public sector employees who earned more than 100,000 in 2022 and entered the Ontario Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$461,385.78
earned in 2022
Dezso Horvath Professor
York University
$461,351.08
earned in 2022
Mustafa Hirji Commissioner Public Health Ministry of Health
Regional Municipality Of Niagara
$461,034.75
earned in 2022
Claudia Emerson Associate Professor
McMaster University
$461,014.28
earned in 2022
Prakeshkumar Shah Neonatologist-in-Chief
Sinai Health System
$459,810.99
earned in 2022
Janet Morrison President and Vice Chancellor
Sheridan College Institute Of Technology and Advanced Learning
$459,630.64
earned in 2022
Michael Temple Radiologist
The Hospital For Sick Children
$459,269.82
earned in 2022
Stephen Williamson Professor
University Of Western Ontario
$459,112.90
earned in 2022
Stephen Lye Principal Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Sinai Health System
$457,965.56
earned in 2022
Joel Baum Professor of Strategic Management
University Of Toronto
$457,601.23
earned in 2022
Ronald Gagnon President and Chief Executive Officer
Grand River Hospital Corporation
$456,719.75
earned in 2022
Dirk Huyer Chief Coroner
Solicitor General
$454,202.32
earned in 2022
Anne Sado President, Emeritus
George Brown College Of Applied Arts and Technology
$453,890.92
earned in 2022
Lionel Trevor Young Professor and Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
University Of Toronto
$453,597.75
earned in 2022
Ajay Prakash Psychiatrist
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
$453,291.44
earned in 2022
Joshua Gans Professor of Strategic Management
University Of Toronto
$451,833.46
earned in 2022
Steven Davidson Secretary of the Cabinet
Cabinet Office
$451,736.31
earned in 2022
Lianne Catton Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer
Board Of Health For The Porcupine Health Unit
$450,642.41
earned in 2022
Leslie Byberg Executive Director / Directrice générale
Ontario Securities Commission
$450,403.44
earned in 2022
Alexander Dyck Professor of Finance
University Of Toronto
$450,105.11
earned in 2022
Fei-Fei Liu Director, Radiation Medicine
University Health Network
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Published March 2023

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2023

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:

2023 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 266,892 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $33,345,514,098.33 in 2022.

At the top of the Ontario Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Hartwick, who brought home $1,726,068.02 in 2022.

Following Kenneth Hartwick was Chief Strategy Officer Dominique Miniere, with annual earnings of $1,694,538.28. Chief Projects Officer Michael Martelli made $968,710.30, President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction Phil Verster made $856,551.90, and President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Smith round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $844,992.49 for the Ontario 2023 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2022, 120,253 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 109,320 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 26,704 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 7,150 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,685 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 1,781 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 120,253 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 109,320 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 26,704 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 7,150 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,685 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 1,781 employees made more than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2023 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2023 Employees List. If you wish to analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2023 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.