Executive Compensation

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is committed to the provision of appropriate compensation for the work performed by all employees, including Designated Executives, in compliance with all legislative requirements including the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (ECFAA) and the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (BPSECA). Designated Executives include the President and CEO, the Chief of Staff, and all Vice Presidents.

Compensation Philosophy

TBRHSC is committed to ensuring that the total compensation offered to all our employees, including Designated Executives, is fair and competitive by reference to institutions of comparable size, complexity, uniqueness and purpose.

TBRHSC’s positions are benchmarked against roles within comparator hospitals with similar titles, job content and scope of responsibilities. Job rates (maximum salaries) for each position or class of positions are determined based on the median (or P50) maximum salaries at comparator hospitals.

Performance Based Pay

Under the Excellent Care for All Act, each Designated Executive is required to have a percentage of their annual pay at risk, based on the performance of the hospital. Therefore, each year, 2% of each Designated Executive’s pay is considered “at risk” and is held back. The monies held back are paid as a lump sum in the following fiscal year, based upon attaining defined performance objectives including but not limited to:

  • Quality Improvement Plan
  • Strategic Objectives
  • Financial Goals
  • Internal Business Process
  • Learning and Growth
  • Leadership Development

Salary Disclosure

The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 is just one measure ensuring Ontario’s public sector is transparent and accountable to taxpayers. The act requires organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario to disclose annually the names, positions, salaries and total taxable benefits of employees paid $100,000 or more in a calendar year.

The act applies to organizations such as the Government of Ontario, Crown Agencies, Municipalities, Hospitals, Boards of Public Health, School Boards, Universities, Colleges, Hydro One, Ontario Power Generation, and other public sector employers who receive a significant level of funding from the provincial government.

Ontario’s hospitals operate in one of the most demanding, complex, accountable healthcare systems in all of Canada. Virtually every aspect of a hospital’s performance is regularly subject to external, independent scrutiny, including compensation of its employees. When salaries are set at TBRHSC, they are based on many factors, including, competitive market rates, province-wide union settlements, and comprehensive evaluation conducted by an external agency. Benchmarking has shown that the salaries at TBRHSC are on par with our peer hospitals of similar size, complexity, uniqueness, and purpose across the province.

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