Quarterly Workforce Statistics – September 2019

As of the end of September 2019, there were 35,771 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 22,979 64%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,022 8%
Non-Union 4,629 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,072 15%
Tradespeople 69 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,821 55%
Full-Time Temporary 2,892 8%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,948 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 9,038 25%
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.