Quarterly Workforce Statistics – September 2021

As of the end of September 2021, there were 38,783 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 25,553 66%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,920 8%
Non-Union 4,953 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,293 14%
Tradespeople 64 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,132 49%
Full-Time Temporary 3,641 9%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 5,459 14%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 10,479 27%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 72 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.), Accountability Offices, or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.