Quarterly Workforce Statistics – December 2019

As of the end of December 2019, there were 34,950 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 22,761 65%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,018 9%
Non-Union 4,710 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,398 13%
Tradespeople 63 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,867 57%
Full-Time Temporary 2,193 6%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,918 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,906 25%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 66 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.