Quarterly Workforce Statistics – September End

As of the end of September 2018, there were 35,818 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 22,970 64%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,011 8%
Non-Union 4,604 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,169 14%
Tradespeople 64 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,858 55%
Full-Time Temporary 3,070 9%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,826 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,995 25%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 69 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.