Quarterly Workforce Statistics – June 2017

As of the end of June 2017, there were 34,644 active employees in the Toronto Public Service. The following charts provide a breakdown of employee counts by union affiliation and employee status.

Union Affiliation

Union Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
CUPE Local 79 21,867 63%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,979 9%
Non-Union 4,459 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,272 15%
Tradespeople 67 0%


Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,844 57%
Full-Time Temporary 3,176 9%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,484 10%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,056 23%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 84 0%


The information above does not capture employees working in the City’s Agencies, Boards or Commissions (TTC, Police, Library, Association of Community Centres, etc.) or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.