The Office of the Premier is dedicated to building a better province for all the people of Ontario, by providing high-quality services in the most efficient manner.

Ministry contribution to priorities and results

The Office of the Premier will support the government’s plans by:

  • Investing in people
  • Creating a dynamic and innovative business climate
  • Investing in modern infrastructure and transit
  • Encouraging a fair society where all people of Ontario have good jobs and strong communities
  • Balancing the budget by 2017-18 while taking into account global economic conditions

Ministry programs and activities

The Office of the Premier includes all operation and administration activities in the following areas:

  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier
  • Policy and Research
  • Communications
  • Issues Management and Legislative Affairs
  • Public Appointments and Human Resources
  • Strategy
  • Tour

Ministry allocation of 2014-15 base spending ($2.7 million)

In 2015-2016, the Office of the Premier was allocated an operating budget of $2.7 million.

Table 1: Ministry planned expenditures 2014-15

Operating$2.70 million
Capital n/a
Total $2.70 million

Detailed financial information

Table 2: Operating summary by vote

The Office of the Premier provides staff support for the Premier of Ontario in her roles as head of the Executive Council and head of the Ontario Government.

Office of the Premier
Votes/ProgramsEstimates 2014-15Changes from Estimates
Changes from Estimates
Interim Actuals
Operating Expense
Office of the Premier
Less: Special Warrants$1,717,200$1,717,200n/an/an/an/a
Total Operating Expense to be Voted$879,900($1,683,100)(66%)$2,563,000$2,483,000$2,335,281
Special Warrants$1,717,200$1,717,200n/an/an/an/a
Statutory Appropriations$105,861n/an/a$105,861$105,900$106,809
Ministry Total Operating Expense$2,702,961$34,1001.3%$2,668,861$2,588,900$2,442,090

* Estimates for the previous fiscal year are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry organization and/or program structure. Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2014 Ontario Budget.


Table 3: Ministry interim actual expenditures 2013-14

 Ministry Interim Actual Expenditures 2013-14 *
Operating$ 2.59 million
Staff Strength**
(as of March 31, 2014)

* Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2014 Ontario Budget.
** Ontario Public Service Full-Time Equivalent positions.