Quarterly Workforce Statistics – September 2020

As of the end of September 2020, there were 32,771 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 20,081 61%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,938 9%
Non-Union 4,646 14%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,043 15%
Tradespeople 63 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,212 59%
Full-Time Temporary 2,885 9%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 4,308 13%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 6,297 19%
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.), Accountability Offices, or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.