123,000 provincial employees earn at least $ 100,000 in Ontario

123,000 provincial employees earn at least $ 100,000 in Ontario

TORONTO – The Ontario government has revealed on Friday that over 123,000 public sector employees have received $ 100,000 or more in salary over the past year.

This is a 6.9% jump in the number of public servants to be in the “Sunshine List”, the nickname given to the group of winning employees over $ 100,000. In comparison, in 2012, there were 88,400 employees of the Ontario government in this group. Their number has therefore increased by 49.3% in five years.

More exclusive, the club of civil servants winning more than $ 500,000 now has 53 employees. The majority of these employees are executives and executives of organizations, parastatals and institutions in Ontario, although there are also three radiologists in the group.

The highest paid employee of the government is Jeffrey Lyash, the CEO of Ontario Power Generation, which received $ 1.16 million for its services in 2016. The only other millionaire in the group is William Moriarty, former CEO of the Asset management of the University of Toronto, which received $ 1.05 million.

In comparison, the province’s premier, Kathleen Wynne, received just under $ 208,974 in salary.

The growth of the $ 100,000 group worries Christine Van Geyn, director of the Canadian branch of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “The salaries and wages of government employees represent the largest share of the government’s budget. They can not keep growing at this speed, “Van Geyn said in an interview with the Toronto Star.

Since the enactment of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the names of Ontario public sector employees who received $ 100,000 or more are published annually. The Act seeks to ensure “a more transparent and accountable public administration”.

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