Quarterly Workforce Statistics – September 2017

As of the end of September 2017, there were 32,389 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 19,691 61%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,009 9%
Non-Union 4,494 14%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,129 16%
Tradespeople 66 0%


Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,844 61%
Full-Time Temporary 2,879 9%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,431 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 6,115 19%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 80 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.) or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.