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
$120,621.35 A Michele Turcotte Director
Grey Bruce Health Services
2017
$239,823.92 A. Brent Marshall Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Halton Hills
2017
$165,851.04 A. Charles Sousa Minister, Finance / Ministre des Finances
Legislative Assembly
2017
$111,682.51 A. Duncan Johnstone Duty Counsel, Family / Criminal / Avocat de service, droit criminel et droit de la famille
Legal Aid Ontario
2017
$116,700.04 A. Elizabeth Mullen Manager, Business Services
City of Oshawa
2017
$176,821.68 A. Eric Kam Associate Professor
Ryerson University
2017
$203,133.55 A. Ghani Razaqpur Professor
McMaster University
2017
$166,300.98 A. Guy Plint Professor
University of Western Ontario
2017
$151,375.91 A. Hersch Jacobs Professor
Ryerson University
2017
$153,387.00 A. Ian McLeod Professor
University of Western Ontario
2017
$104,101.20 A. J. Matias Constable
Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services
2017
$111,449.58 A. Jeannie Forte Vice-Principal, Secondary
Limestone District School Board
2017
$105,816.02 A. Julia Nefsky Professor of Philosophy
University of Toronto
2017
$152,179.38 A. Kim Clark Professor
University of Western Ontario
2017
$107,204.34 A. Kristina Edmark Superintendent Operations
City of Toronto
2017
$295,936.30 A. Lynn Noseworthy Medical Officer of Health
Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit
2017
$116,162.71 A. Marcus Stinson Advanced Care Paramedic
City of Hamilton
2017
$107,211.13 A. Michael Pott Senior Planner, Strategy / Planificateur principal, Stratégie
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
2017
$129,256.56 A. Michael Allcott Director, International Program
Trent University
2017
$109,009.32 A. Robin Morash Advanced Practice Nurse
The Ottawa Hospital
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