Quarterly Workforce Statistics – June 2021

As of the end of June 2021, there were 37,660 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 24,481 65%
IAFF Local 3888 Firefighters 2,938 8%
Non-Union 4,828 13%
TCEU Local 416 Outside 5,350 14%
Tradespeople 63 0%

Employee Status

Status Number of Employees Percentage of Workforce
Full-Time Permanent 19,131 51%
Full-Time Temporary 3,620 10%
Part-Time Non-Recreation Workers 6,974 19%
Part-Time Recreation Workers 7,859 21%
Other (includes contract staff, tradespeople, etc.) 76 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.