The Ontario Sunshine List - Public Sector Salary Disclosure

The names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of public sector employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.

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What is the Ontario Sunshine List?

The Ontario Sunshine List is a publicly accessible list that discloses the salaries and benefits of public sector employees in Ontario, Canada who earn $100,000 or more in a calendar year. The list is published annually by the Government of Ontario and is intended to increase transparency and accountability in the public sector.

What are included in employee's salary?

The employee salary figure means salary before taxes, and does not include taxable benefits. However, for those who are paid $100,000 or more, the total value of these taxable benefits must be disclosed. Beginning with 2012 salaries, the definition of salary now also includes per diems and/or retainers paid to employees, in addition to amounts reported as employment income on the Canada Revenue Agency T4 slip. The act does not authorize employers to disclose what the specific benefits are.

How many years' worth of data is there in the Ontario Sunshine list?

Notwithstanding the fact that Ontario started the Sunshine List in 1996, our database has pay data for Ontario public employees from 2001.

You can visit Government of Ontario Sunshine List's FAQs Page for More information about the public sector salary disclosure.