Ontario Sunshine List 2019

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Ontario public sector employees who earned more than 100,000 in 2018 and entered the Ontario Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$129,648.10
earned in 2018
Abby Lee Director, Finance and Business Planning
Ontario Hospital Association
$128,323.00
earned in 2018
Abhijeet Mukherjee Director, Finance
University Health Network
$126,062.49
earned in 2018
Alice Chow Director, Finance
The Michener Institute of Education At UHN
$136,832.58
earned in 2018
Amrit Khaper Director, Finance and Administartion
Peel Children's Centre
$153,155.99
earned in 2018
Angie Vanbesien Director, Finance and Administration/Directeur, Finances et Administration
Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
$104,339.04
earned in 2018
Anne-Marie Hawkins Director, Finance and Human Resources/Directeur des Finances et des Ressources Humaines
Brampton-Caledon Community Living
$100,662.73
earned in 2018
Arie Kojokaro Director, Finance
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
$110,514.96
earned in 2018
Arnie Levitan Director, Finance and Operations
Association of Ontario Midwives
$198,787.97
earned in 2018
Art Whitaker Director, Finance and Administration/Directeur, Finances et administration
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
$132,115.27
earned in 2018
Azard Kallan Director, Finance
Ontario Genomics Institute
$110,111.10
earned in 2018
Benjamin Flores Associate Director, Finance
March of Dimes Canada
$118,324.52
earned in 2018
Brenda Garrett Director, Finance/Controller / Directeur, Finance / contrôleur
Niagara Parks Commission
$163,772.27
earned in 2018
Brian Parrott Director, Finance/Treasurer
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
$118,980.78
earned in 2018
Brian Winder Director, Finance
Ross Memorial Hospital
$129,209.05
earned in 2018
Carolyn Jodouin Director, Finance / Directrice, Finances
Health Sciences North
$130,910.32
earned in 2018
Catherine Sotto Director, Finance and Corporate Controller/Directeur, finance et contrôleur général
Ornge
$158,273.71
earned in 2018
Christianne Abou Saab Director, Finance
West Park Healthcare Centre
$142,141.18
earned in 2018
Christina Lourakis Director, Finance
Women's College Hospital
$138,720.32
earned in 2018
Cindy Webster Director, Finance
Loyalist College
$133,928.96
earned in 2018
Claudia Runciman Director, Finance and Administration, Physical Resources
University of Guelph
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Published March 2019

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2019

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:

2019 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 151,375 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $19,259,374,476.75 in 2018.

At the top of the Ontario Sunshine List

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

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation Daren Smith, with 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 employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2018, 56,779 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 71,154 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 16,836 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 4,243 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,374 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 989 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 56,779 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 71,154 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 16,836 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 4,243 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,374 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 989 employees made more than $300,000

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 analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2019 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.

In 2021 Kenneth Hartwick, the Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Power Generation, led the pack by making $1,628,246. Interestingly, Ontario Power Generation employees made up the top four positions of the highest earners on the Sunshine List.

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.

In Ontario, teachers earn a salary between $51,263 and $94,612 per year in 2021.

Toronto mayor John H. Tory made $202,949.20 per year in 2021, according to the Ministry of Finance's Ontario Sunshine List public sector salary disclosure.

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.

In 2021 there were approximately 244,00 people on the Sunshine List making more than $100,000 per year. This is an increase of approximately 19% or 39,000 people over the 2020 Sunshine List.

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.

Yes, the Ontario Sunshine List includes bonuses, as these are taxable benefits.

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.

Doug Ford made $208,974.00 in 2021, although the average range for public sector employees in this category on the Sunshine List is $100,000 to $180,000 annually.

In 2021 the adjusted inflation rate of 3.36% brought the Sunshine List threshold to $159,300.