Quarterly Workforce Statistics – March End

As of the end of March 2018, there were 34,498 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 22,138 64%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,984 9%
Non-Union 4,505 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,804 14%
Tradespeople 67 0%


Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,923 58%
Full-Time Temporary 2,388 7%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,582 10%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,530 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.) or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.