Quarterly Workforce Statistics – March 2019

As of the end of March 2019, there were 34,614 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 22,304 64%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 3,021 9%
Non-Union 4,607 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,615 13%
Tradespeople 67 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,943 58%
Full-Time Temporary 2,364 7%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,835 11%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,400 24%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 72 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.