Ministry overview

Ministry’s vision

The Office of the Premier provides leadership to ministries and government to support people, families, businesses, and workers across the province.

Ministry programs

The Office of the Premier coordinates and facilitates the government’s mandate and all programs that are integral to the successful implementation of government priorities.

The Office of the Premier programs and services provided include:

  • Executive Offices: Office of the Premier and Office of the Chief of Staff
  • Issues Management and Legislative Affairs: coordination of legislative affairs and Freedom of Information requests
  • Policy: policy advice and support, Legislative agenda planning, and Cabinet/Committee agenda planning
  • Communications: strategic communication services, media relations and other related services
  • Administration and Operations: public appointments, human resources, and tour

2023–24 Strategic Plan

The government’s broader strategic plan will ensure that the province remains resilient during these times of economic uncertainty and continue to build a strong Ontario by ensuring that the province’s growing communities have the required infrastructure, making considerable progress on the path to balancing the Budget, delivering better services, keeping costs down, and supporting families, workers, and businesses. This will be accomplished through:

  • accelerating and improving the construction of highways, transit, and community infrastructure projects that will sustain a strong and growing economy
  • planning prudently and focusing investments to balance the Budget in 2024–25, three years earlier than expected in the last Budget
  • strengthening Ontario’s competitiveness by unlocking key mineral resources, rebuilding the manufacturing sector, attracting new investments in batteries, electronics, electric vehicles (EVs) and clean energy technology, and supporting businesses
  • increasing opportunities and resources for job seekers, newcomers, and students to address the labour shortage and fill targeted labour market gaps across the province, particularly in the skilled trades and other in‐demand essential industries
  • improving the quality, convenience, accessibility, and affordability of public services to better respond to community needs, ensure the safety of all communities, support students and families, and expand and enhance the healthcare system
  • helping Ontario’s most vulnerable by keeping costs down and continuing to reduce red tape to put money back into the pockets of the people of Ontario
Table 1: Planned Expenditures 2023–24 ($M)
ItemAmount
Operating2.4
Capital0.0
Total2.4

Detailed Financial Information

The Office of the Premier personnel provide essential support to the Premier of Ontario in his roles as the head of the Executive Council and the Ontario Government.

Table 2: Operating and Capital Summary by Vote

Operating Expense
Vote/ProgramsEstimates 2023–24
$
Change from Estimates 2022–23
$
%Estimates 2022–23footnote 1.
$
Interim Actuals
2022–23footnote 1
$
Actuals 2021–22footnote 1
$
Office of the Premier2,326,800N/AN/A2,326,8002,326,8002,269,031
Less: Special WarrantsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Total Operating Expense to be Voted2,326,800N/AN/A2,326,8002,326,8002,269,031
Special WarrantsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Statutory Appropriations105,861N/AN/A105,861105,861109,091
Ministry Total Operating Expense2,432,661N/AN/A2,432,6612,432,6612,378,122
Consolidation Adjustment — General Real Estate PortfolioN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Total Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments$2,432,661N/AN/A$2,432,661$2,432,6612,378,122
Capital Expense
Vote/ProgramsEstimates 2023–24
$
Change from Estimates 2022–23
$
%Estimates 2022–23footnote 1.
$
Interim Actuals
2022–23footnote 1
$
Actuals 2021–22footnote 1
$
Consolidation Adjustment — General Real Estate PortfolioN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Total Including Consolidation and Other AdjustmentsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets)2,432,661N/AN/A2,432,6612,432,6612,378,122

Historic Trend Table

Historic Trend Table
Historic Trend Analysis DataActuals 2020–21footnote 2
$
Actuals 2021–22footnote 2
$
Estimates 2022–23footnote 2
$
Estimates 2023–24
$
Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets)2,292,2742,378,1222,432,6612,432,661
Percent change (%)N/A420

Annual report

Key results achieved are documented and tracked across government in ministry specific plans.

Table 3: Ministry Interim Actual Expenditures 2022–23 ($M)footnote 3
ItemAmount
Operating2.4
Capital0.0
Staff Strengthfootnote 4 (as of March 31, 2023)72