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2016 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

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2016 Ontario Public Sector Salaries Disclosed

Making it Easier for Ontarians to Access Data and Information

Treasury Board Secretariat

The government has released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2016.

In keeping with Ontario's commitment to openness and transparency, the government is releasing the compendium in a downloadable, machine-readable format. The data is also available in sortable, searchable tables on Ontario.ca, making it more accessible to the public.

The 2014 and 2015 salary data is also available in the same format, further supporting Ontario's commitment to openness and transparency.

Creating a more open and transparent government is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow its economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act requires most organizations that receive public funding from Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year.
  • The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act applies to the provincial government, Crown agencies and corporations, Ontario Power Generation and subsidiaries, publicly funded organizations such as hospitals, municipalities, school boards, universities and colleges, and not-for-profit organizations that meet a funding threshold.
  • The $100,000 threshold has not changed since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act was enacted in 1996, and has not been adjusted to keep up with inflation. If the salary threshold was adjusted for inflation, it would be $149,424 in today’s dollars, reducing the number of employees included in the compendium by 84 per cent.
  • There are a number of reasons why employees may appear in the compendium, including: employees who are progressing in their career to more challenging positions, natural progression through salary ranges, overtime payments, retroactive pay awards, performance payments and payments that may be required on retirement (e.g. to reimburse the employee for unused vacation credits).‎
  • As the President of the Treasury Board, Minister Liz Sandals is accountable for the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act and is leading the government’s efforts on openness, accountability and transparency.

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“It is important for our government to be a leader in openness, accountability and transparency. Proactively releasing information on public sector salaries is just one way we are ensuring our government remains accountable to the people of Ontario.”

Liz Sandals

President of the Treasury Board

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