OMERS Facts 

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At OMERS, we are entrusted with ensuring the security and sustainability of OMERS pensions over generations. That is why we are focused on managing risk, generating stable investment returns, and providing excellent service to members.

  • We are OMERS, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. We are the defined benefit pension plan for approximately 461,000 active, deferred and retired employees from nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments, and other local agencies in communities across Ontario.
  • The benefits and services we provide are funded by equal contributions from active members and their employers, and the investment earnings of our Fund. Our $77 billion of net assets are invested in a diversified global portfolio of public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. We have OMERS employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe and Australia.
  • We invest globally, with assets diversified by asset class, geography, economic sector and we also diversify across types of income streams in order to earn long-term returns. We also target high-quality investments, which are resilient in times of economic stress.
  • An OMERS pension can be one of our members’ most valuable assets. When they retire, we provide our members with regular pension payments that continue for the rest of their lives. The OMERS Primary Pension Plan (Plan) provides:
    • a lifetime pension based on their earnings and years of service;
    • early retirement options, including a bridge benefit paid until age 65;
    • inflation protection; and
    • disability and survivor benefits.
  • We strive to serve all of our members’ needs from the day they join the Plan to the day they retire, and beyond. Our member services are accessible, flexible and tailored to our members’ needs.
  • We are proud of the long-term relationships we build with our members. We are truly there for each and every one of them – for life.

We work together toward our mission of delivering on our promise of secure, sustainable pensions to our members.