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The realities of Ontario’s public sector compensation

The realities of Ontario’s public sector compensation

Released February 2014

Ontario must re-evaluate its public sector compensation levels

In the era of sunshine lists and pension debates, there has been increasing public focus on compensation packages among public sector workers. In The realities of Ontario’s public sector compensation, the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity examines the evolution of public sector compensation in Ontario and provides insights as to how the province’s public workers are paid relative to their counterparts in the private sector. The Institute finds that overall, Ontario’s public workers enjoy considerable benefits in the form of higher wages and more generous pensions, and that these benefits have increased over time.