Public sector body compensation disclosure

Find the compensation information for employees and board members of government agencies, boards and commissions.

Disclosure requirements

Public sector bodies are required to disclose the compensation and severance paid to eligible employees, board members and appointees twice per year:

  • June 30 - compensation from January 1-December 31 of the previous calendar year
  • December 31 - severance from January 1-June 30 of the current calendar year

Under the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act and its regulation, this disclosure applies to:

What’s disclosed

  • Compensation includes base salary, overtime, bonuses, honoraria paid to board members and taxable benefits. This category essentially reflects the income amount on the person’s T4.
  • Severance reflects amounts paid or payable related to termination of employment, including retiring allowance.
  • Non-monetary (other) benefits are generally non-taxable benefits including the employer’s portion of pension contributions, employment insurance, Canada Pension Plan and Workers' Compensation Board premiums.

Employee thresholds

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and amount paid to employees who earn more than the threshold amount during a disclosure period.

Disclosure year Employee threshold Disclosure period
June 2018 compensation $127,765 January 1-December 31, 2017
Dec 2017 severance $127,765 January 1-June 30, 2017
June 2017 compensation $126,375 January 1-December 31, 2016
June 2016 compensation $125,000 January 1-December 31, 2015

Board member thresholds

Public sector bodies are required to post online the names and amount of compensation and severance paid to board members, regardless of the amount earned during the reporting period.

If no severance was paid, disclosure is not required for the December disclosure.

View compensation disclosures

Public sector bodies are required to publish information on their own web pages or, in some cases, on the website of the government department that oversees them.

To find the consolidated information from all public sector bodies, click the blue button below. Beneath the blue button are links to each separate disclosure page. Information on each agency, board or commission will be added to the grid as they become available. If you are looking for information belonging to a particular agency, board or commission that does not yet appear here, please check that organization’s website or the website of the government department that oversees it.

View the consolidated public sector body compensation database

 

Exemptions

Employees may apply to be exempted from having their compensation disclosed only if it could unduly threaten their safety. There are no other grounds for granting exemptions.

Legislation and regulations

Resources for public sector bodies

To help prepare and publish compensation information, public sector bodies can use these resources:

Disclosure for government employees

The Government of Alberta is required to disclose salary and severance paid to its employees and senior officials.

Disclosure for dissolved public sector bodies

Before a public sector body is dissolved, amalgamated or otherwise ceases to exist, it must make a disclosure set out in sections 3(2), (4) and (5) of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act, as per the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Dissolved Public Sector Bodies Regulation.

If the dissolved or amalgamated agency had positions listed under Column 1 of Schedule 1 of the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Regulation, or was otherwise required to disclose employment and severance contracts, these would also need to be disclosed at that time.

If a public sector body is unable to make the required disclosure, it must provide to the responsible government department the information needed to make that disclosure, as per section 2 of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Dissolved Public Sector Bodies Regulation.