Ontario publishes the names and compensation of any public sector employee earning more than $100,000 per year. You can look up the listings by category by visiting the Ontario Government’s website here.
British Columbia also publishes data, although the only link I could find (albeit after only looking for about 5 minutes) shows executive compensation for senior executives and the next four levels of executives who earn more than $125,000 per year. You can find the link here.
Some highlights from Ontario:
CEO of Hydro One 2008 Salary – $924,436.94
CEO of Independent Electricity System Operator – $597,588.01
Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission – $705,604.65
CEO of University Health Network – $736,799.55
While these are large numbers, they actually pale in comparison to their private sector counterparts.
However, it is interesting to note that their collective boss, the Prime Minister of Canada, has a salary of approximately $300,000 (thanks to reader Sean for the info!)