Quarterly Workforce Statistics – December 2018

As of the end of December 2018, there were 34,449 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 22,349 65%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,038 9%
Non-Union 4,637 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,362 13%
Tradespeople 63 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 20,055 58%
Full-Time Temporary 2,034 6%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,681 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,611 25%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 68 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 Officers, or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.