Quarterly Workforce Statistics – June 2019

As of the end of June 2019, there were 36,068 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 23,171 64%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,000 8%
Non-Union 4,587 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,240 15%
Tradespeople 70 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,835 55%
Full-Time Temporary 3,239 9%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 4,001 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,918 25%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 75 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.