Quarterly Workforce Statistics – March 2021

As of the end of March 2021, there were 34,603 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 22,351 65%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,908 8%
Non-Union 4,704 14%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,580 13%
Tradespeople 60 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 18,959 55%
Full-Time Temporary 2,656 8%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 5,933 17%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 6,981 20%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 74 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.