Ontario Sunshine List 2020

Ontario has released its 2020 Sunshine List of public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 in 2019.

Salary Name Position
$938,845.89
earned in 2019
Jeffrey Lyash President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Power Generation
$929,763.51
earned in 2019
Kenneth Hartwick President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Power Generation
$844,992.19
earned in 2019
Kevin Smith President and Chief Executive Officer
University Health Network
$837,074.77
earned in 2019
Dietmar E. Reiner Senior Vice President Nuclear Projects
Ontario Power Generation
$800,749.46
earned in 2019
Daren Smith President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
University Of Toronto
$797,575.33
earned in 2019
Mark Fuller President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction
Ontario Public Service Pension Board (Ontario Pension Board)
$792,195.96
earned in 2019
Sean Granville Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer
Ontario Power Generation
$787,751.64
earned in 2019
Mike Martelli President, Renewable Generation
Ontario Power Generation
$762,458.67
earned in 2019
Stephen Rigby President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction
Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corporation
$754,413.66
earned in 2019
Timothy Rutledge President And Chief Executive Officer
Unity Health Toronto
$725,823.41
earned in 2019
Peter Gregg President and Chief Executive Officer / Président et chef de la direction
Independent Electricity System Operator
$722,875.01
earned in 2019
William Reichman President and Chief Executive Officer
Baycrest Centre For Geriatric Care
$714,999.48
earned in 2019
Andy Smith President and Chief Executive Officer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
$693,995.19
earned in 2019
Maureen Jensen Chair and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente et chef de la direction
Ontario Securities Commission
$684,005.50
earned in 2019
Gary Newton President and Chief Executive Officer
Sinai Health System
$673,132.23
earned in 2019
Gregory Mckenzie Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer / Vice-président directeur et dirigeant principal, Exploitation
Ontario Lottery And Gaming Corporation
$670,517.20
earned in 2019
Catherine Zahn President and Chief Executive Officer / Présidente-directrice générale
Centre For Addiction And Mental Health
$651,800.08
earned in 2019
Michelle Diemanuele President and Chief Executive Officer
Trillium Health Partners
$645,282.02
earned in 2019
Gadi Mayman Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Financing Authority
$643,815.01
earned in 2019
Robert Macisaac President and Chief Executive Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences
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Published March, 2020

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2020

Welcome to the SunshineListStats.com, where we rank employees from organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario who earn over $100,000 per year, including total taxable benefits.

This year's sunshine list includes the top earners in Ontario, including:

2020 Sunshine List: top earners

Every year by March 31, Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Ontario 167,098 staffers made the list, earning a total salary of $21,287,620,141.08 in 2019.

At the top of the Sunshine List

Topping the list for Ontario was President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Lyash who brought home $938,845.89 in 2019.

Following Jeffrey Lyash was President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Hartwick, who had annual earnings of $929,763.51. President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Smith made $844,992.19, Senior Vice President Nuclear Projects Dietmar E. Reiner made $837,074.77 and President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation Daren Smith round out the top-five highest paid employees with $800,749.46 for the Ontario 2020 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2019, 62,183 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 79,180 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 18,236 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 4,966 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 1,096 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 1,437 received over $300,000 at Ontario.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 62,183 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 79,180 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 18,236 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 4,966 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 1,096 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 1,437 employees made between More than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2020 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2020 Employees List. If you wish to analyse the list by employer go to Sunshine List 2020 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 $100,00 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 make a salary between $51,263 and $94,612 per year in 2021.

Toronto mayor John 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% inflation brought the Sunshine List threshold to $159,300.