Ontario Sunshine List 2021

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Ontario public sector employees who earned more than 100,000 in 2020 and entered the Ontario Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$483,351.15
earned in 2020
Albert Lauwers Executive Vice President, Medical and Clinical Programs
Scarborough Health Network
$170,123.83
earned in 2020
Amanda Bjorn Executive Vice President People, Culture and Strategy / Vice-présidente directrice, Personnel, culture et stratégie
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
$271,364.82
earned in 2020
Amar Singh Executive Vice President/Vice-président exécutif
Ontario Infrastructure And Lands Corporation (Infrastructure Ontario)
$243,065.70
earned in 2020
Andrew Hope Executive Vice President, Rapid Transit Implementation/Vice-président principal, Mise en œuvre du transport en commun rapide
Metrolinx
$309,289.22
earned in 2020
Ann Ford Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Services
William Osler Health System
$327,390.04
earned in 2020
April Gamache Executive Vice President
Trillium Health Partners
$206,357.10
earned in 2020
Ari Zaretsky Executive Vice President Education
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
$161,539.00
earned in 2020
Barbara Steed Executive Vice President Clinical Operations, and Regional Vice President
Southlake Regional Health Centre
$154,063.98
earned in 2020
Barbara Steed Executive Vice President Patient Services and Chief Practice Officer
Markham Stouffville Hospital
$301,200.05
earned in 2020
Bentley Petersen Executive Vice President
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
$267,199.25
earned in 2020
Bonnie Camm Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services
Grand River Hospital Corporation
$445,107.50
earned in 2020
Brad Wouters Executive Vice President
University Health Network
$230,000.68
earned in 2020
Brenda Weir Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive
Peterborough Regional Health Centre
$526,013.88
earned in 2020
Brian D. Hodges Executive Vice President
University Health Network
$257,771.40
earned in 2020
Carol Hatcher Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs and Patient Services
Humber River Hospital
$391,171.05
earned in 2020
Caroline Blouin Executive Vice President, Pensions / Vice-présidente directrice, régimes de retraite
Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario
$253,012.82
earned in 2020
Carol Young-Ritchie Executive Vice President
London Health Sciences Centre
$192,224.50
earned in 2020
Cheryl Harrison Executive Vice President Patient Care and People Strategy
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital
$288,099.11
earned in 2020
Christine Nuernberger Executive Vice President, Patient Services
Lakeridge Health
$520,608.23
earned in 2020
Daniel Cass Executive Vice President Chief Medical Executive
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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Published March 2021

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2021

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:

2021 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 205,855 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $25,910,969,256.72 in 2020.

At the top of the Ontario Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Hartwick, who brought home $1,228,517.00 in 2020.

Following Kenneth Hartwick was President, Nuclear Dominique Miniere, with annual earnings of $1,131,767.04. Chief Operations Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer Sean Granville made $901,606.32, Chief Projects Officer Michael Martelli made $850,332.27, and President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Smith round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $844,992.20 for the Ontario 2021 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2020, 84,339 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 92,188 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 20,728 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 5,719 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,310 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 1,571 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 84,339 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 92,188 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 20,728 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 5,719 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,310 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 1,571 employees made more than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2021 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2021 Employees List. If you wish to analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2021 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.