Here’s how much money the leaders of Montreal’s 4 major universities earned in 2021


Below provincial law, Quebec universities are required to submit annual financial reports to the government. The reports include information on executive compensation. Here is the list of the salaries of the leaders of the four major Montreal universities in the last round of reports, submitted to the Ministry of Higher Education in June 2021 and published by the National Assembly in November.

The reports are public. You can find them by searching for university names in the document archive sent to the National Assembly.

Graham Carr, President of Concordia

Concordia reported in 2021 that its chairman, Graham Carr, had a base salary of $424,423 in addition to other taxable items in his total compensation worth $1,706.

The university board confirmed Carr’s nomination for president in December 2019.

Principal of McGill Suzanne Fortier

With a salary of $478,901, Fortier was the highest paid university executive on this list. The other taxable benefits of his compensation were worth a whopping $382,070.

Fortier was first named Principal of McGill in 2013 and will be leave the role on August 31, 2022.

UQÀM Rector Magda Fusaro

At the other end of the spectrum, Fusaro had by far the lowest salary: $230,091 plus other taxable items reaching $4,716 in value.

She has occupied the position since 2018.

University of Montreal Rector Daniel Jutras

Jutras had a base salary of $405,000 and other taxable items worth $3,493.

He resumed as rector in June 2021. His predecessorGuy Breton, had a salary of $442,635 plus $326 in other items at the time of his resignation.

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