TORONTO – Each year, the Ontario government releases the names and salaries of public sector employees who cross the $100,000 threshold in earnings, otherwise known as the “Sunshine List”. The annual list, released March 19, includes a number of public sector servants (nurses, teachers, police officers, firefighters, etc.) who earn a six-figure salary.
This year’s Sunshine list is bigger than ever. Despite record unemployment levels and full-scale lockdowns prompted by measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the past year has been a fruitful one 206,606 public sector employees.
In 2020, the number of names on the list increased by 23% from 166,977 in 2019. (more…)