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2023 Sunshine list is out

This list was created to provide transparency in the public sector by disclosing the salaries of all public sector employees who earned more than $100,000 per year
2022 03 22 Sun through the trees. North Bay Submitted by Kendall Cobb.(1)

Ontario's 2023 Sunshine List is out.

See the full sortable list here.

On Friday, the Ontario government released the salaries of Ontario Public Service and broader public sector employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2023, This list was created to provide transparency in the public sector.

This year's edition contains 300,570 names, up from 267,000 in 2022.

Topping the list, as he did in 2022, is Kenneth Hartwick, CEO of Ontario Power Generation, with a salary approaching $2 million, at $1,925,372 for 2023.

The top five salaries on the overall Sunshine List are those of OPG executives.

Some other notables:

  • $208,974 for Premier Doug Ford
  • $464,148 for Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore 
  • $373,472 for OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique 

Search the 2023 Sunshine List and past annual editions by name here.

While the spotlight in 2022 was on the salaries of nurses and teachers, in 2023, President of the Treasury Board Caroline Mulroney stated the largest year-over-year increases were in the hospitals, municipalities and services, and post-secondary sectors, which together represented approximately 80 per cent of the growth of the list.

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to make public by March 31 each year the names, positions, salaries, and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in the previous calendar year.

The 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 receive $1 million or more or receive between $120,000 and $1 million if the provincial government funding they receive is 10 per cent or more of their gross revenues.

The 2023 data is available in a downloadable, machine-readable, sortable, searchable table format on

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