Ontario has released its 2021 Sunshine List of public sector employees who have earned more than $100,000 in the past year, with power company and hospital executives among the highest earners.
There are more than 244,000 people on the list who made over six figures last year, compared to around 205,000 in 2020 – a difference of around 19%.
The province says nearly 95% of the growth has occurred in the school board sector. Specifically, he says, teacher salaries account for 92 percent of the increase.
See the list of top 50 earners at the bottom of this story.
Ontario Power Generation CEO Kenneth Hartwick topped the list, earning $1,628,246.
Dominique Miniere, executive vice president also at OPG, also earned more than $1 million, earning $1,523,519. OPG executives were the top four earners on the list.
Kevin Smith, president and CEO of the University Health Network, was the fifth highest paid in the province, earning $845,092.
Smith was followed by Phil Verster, president and CEO of Metrolinx, who won $838,960.91.
Matthew Anderson, CEO of Ontario Health, raised $826,000, placing seventh.
Penny Sutcliffe is the highest paid woman on the list. The Public Health Sudbury & Districts Medical Officer of Health earned $800,726 last year.
Other notables include Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, who won $650,455.
Doris Greenspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, who won $565,489.68.
For a breakdown of salary brackets, click on the three categories below.
Premier Doug Ford, meanwhile, earned $208,974.00 last year. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath won $180,885.96.
Meanwhile, Green leader Mike Schreiner won $125,874.00. Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca does not have a seat in the Legislative Assembly and does not hold a role that appears on the list.
Ford chief of staff James Wallace, a former Toronto Sun and Postmedia executive, earned far more than either executive, earning $333,316.90. Wallace has held the position since the summer of 2019.
The province’s chief medical officer, Dr. Kieran Moore, won $235,314.14 for his work as the top doctor last year. He took office in June 2021.
Moore appears on the list twice and previously served as Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. He earned $225,708.71 for this role.
His predecessor, Dr. David Williams, the former top doctor in the province who led the early stages of the pandemic response in Ontario, won $351,807.67.
Chiefs of the province’s largest police forces each won more than $300,000.
Ontario Provincial Police Chief Thomas Carrique won $354,343.28
Former Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly won $341,827.43. Toronto Police Chief James Ramer earned slightly less at $332,023.59.
Peel Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah won $327,220.61.
You can access the complete Ontario Sunshine 2021 list here.