Quarterly Workforce Statistics – December 2017

As of the end of December 2017, there were 33,624 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 21,670 64%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,986 9%
Non-Union 4,518 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,387 13%
Tradespeople 63 0%


Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 20,090 60%
Full-Time Temporary 1,919 6%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 3,385 10%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 8,159 24%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 71 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.