Phil Verster
Salary: $838,960.91
Year: 2021
Position: President and Chief Executive Officer/Président et chef de la direction
Employer: Metrolinx
Category of Employment: Crown Agencies
Published March 2022

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2022

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 Metrolinx, including:

  • Highest salaries in the Sunshine List 2022 at Metrolinx
  • President and Chief Executive Officer/Président et chef de la direction
    $838,960.91
  • Chief Capital Officer/Chef responsable des immobilisations
    $375,079.02
  • Chief Human Resources Officer/Chef des ressources humaines
    $334,004.70
  • Chief Financial Officer/Chef des finances
    $332,401.41
  • Chief Operating Officer/Chef de l'exploitation
    $311,961.18

2022 Ontario Sunshine List: Metrolinx Top Earners

Every year, the Ontario government publishes its annual Sunshine List of public sector servants with six-figure salaries. According to the document, Metrolinx's 1,494 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $194,039,896.65 in 2021.

At the top of the Metrolinx Sunshine List

Topping the list for the Metrolinx was President and Chief Executive Officer/Président et chef de la direction Phil Verster, who brought home $838,960.91 in 2021.

Following Phil Verster was Chief Capital Officer/Chef responsable des immobilisations Matthew Clark, with annual earnings of $375,079.02. Chief Human Resources Officer/Chef des ressources humaines Helen Ferreira-Walker made $334,004.70, Chief Financial Officer/Chef des finances Jennifer Gray made $332,401.41, and Chief Operating Officer/Chef de l'exploitation Ian Smith round out the top-five highest-paid employees with $311,961.18 for the Metrolinx 2022 Sunshine List.

Breaking down the numbers

Among employees who received more than six-figure salaries in 2021, 452 received earnings between $100,000 and $110,000 followed by 757 who received between $110,001 and $150,000 , 229 received between $150,001 and $200,000 , 42 received between $200,001 and $250,000 , 9 received between $250,001 and $300,000 , and 5 received over $300,000 at the Metrolinx.

  • Salary breakdown
  • 452 employees made between $100,000 to $110,000
  • 757 employees made between $110,000 to $150,000
  • 229 employees made between $150,000 to $200,000
  • 42 employees made between $200,000 to $250,000
  • 9 employees made between $250,000 to $300,000
  • 5 employees made more than $300,000

For a complete list of public sector employees who made the 2022 Sunshine List, go to Sunshine List 2022 Employees List. If you wish to analyze the list by the employer, go to Sunshine List 2022 Employers List.