Picture yourself as an OMERS member

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for OMERS membership in 2017 if you met one of the following two conditions during each of 2015 and 2016:

  • You worked at least 700 hours (including overtime) with any participating OMERS employer.

or

  • You earned, including overtime and vacation pay, at least 35% of the CPP earnings limit with any participating OMERS employer:
    • You earned at least $18,760 in 2015
    • You earned at least $19,355 in 2016

Examples of employees eligible for OMERS membership in 2016

  • In 2015, Sue started working for an OMERS employer. She earned over $18,760 in 2015 and worked over 700 hours in 2016.
  • In 2015, George earned over $18,760 working for an OMERS employer. He then moved to another OMERS employer and worked over 700 hours in 2016.
  • Manil has worked part-time for two OMERS employers for several years. His combined earnings from both employers were over $18,760 in 2015 and over $19,355 in 2016.

You may be eligible for OMERS membership! Tell your current OMERS employer about previous employment or a part-time job with another OMERS employer – it may help you qualify sooner. 

Find out if your previous employer was an OMERS employer