Ontario Sunshine List 2020

SunshineListStats.com is a database of Ontario public sector employees who earned more than 100,000 in 2019 and entered the Ontario Sunshine List.

Salary Name Position
$638,866.60
earned in 2019
Jean-Yves Bernard Past employee
Lakehead University
$632,976.30
earned in 2019
Brian Duncan Senior Vice President, Nuclear Fleet Operations
Ontario Power Generation
$626,566.62
earned in 2019
Kenneth Dr. Boss Psychiatrist/Psychiatre
North Bay Regional Health Centre
$626,262.27
earned in 2019
Edward Brown Chief Executive Officer / Chef de la Direction
Ontario Telemedicine Network
$621,892.01
earned in 2019
Randy Lockwood Senior Vice President Pickering
Ontario Power Generation
$621,239.02
earned in 2019
John Kitts President/Président
The Ottawa Hospital
$616,787.00
earned in 2019
Christopher Ginther Chief Administrative Officer
Ontario Power Generation
$604,083.24
earned in 2019
Thomas Stewart President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Health System
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
$588,595.22
earned in 2019
Barbara Keenan Senior Vice President People, Culture and Communications
Ontario Power Generation
$587,773.70
earned in 2019
Paul Woods President and Chief Executive Officer
London Health Sciences Centre
$578,354.20
earned in 2019
Chantale Leclerc Chief Executive Officer/ Chef de la direction
Local Health Integration Network - Champlain
$575,411.06
earned in 2019
Dante Morra Chief Of Staff
Trillium Health Partners
$573,615.17
earned in 2019
Ronald Cohn President and Chief Executive Officer
The Hospital For Sick Children
$567,863.63
earned in 2019
George Soleas President and Chief Executive Officer / Président-directeur général
Liquor Control Board Of Ontario
$563,968.29
earned in 2019
Dominique Miniere President, Nuclear
Ontario Power Generation
$563,904.56
earned in 2019
Barbara Collins President and Chief Executive Officer
Humber River Hospital
$563,745.72
earned in 2019
David Pichora President and Chief Executive Officer \ Président-directeur générale
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
$556,898.84
earned in 2019
Joel Baum Professor of Strategic Management
University Of Toronto
$550,465.44
earned in 2019
Dezso Horvath Dean / Professor
York University
$546,877.17
earned in 2019
Brian Golden Professor of Strategic Management
University Of Toronto
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Published March 2020

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure - Sunshine List 2020

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:

2020 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 167,098 staffers made the Sunshine List, earning total compensation of $21,287,620,141.08 in 2019.

At the top of the Ontario 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, with 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 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 analyze the list by the 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 $100,000 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.