Quarterly Workforce Statistics – March 2022

As of the end of March 2022, there were 38,842 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 26,178 67%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,946 8%
Non-Union 5,119 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 4,534 12%
Tradespeople 65 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,088 49%
Full-Time Temporary 2,973 8%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 5,505 14%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 11,205 29%
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.), Accountability Offices, or elected officials.

Percentages may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.