OMERS Contribution Rates: 1963 - Present

This is a summary of OMERS contributions rates and contribution limits. For details and clarification of any year’s figures, please refer to that year’s respective Contribution Tables, and the Employer Administration Manual.

RPP max & single-contribution leave threshold (2014 = $157,624.72): This limit applies when members pay regular pay period contributions, and when they purchase single-contribution leave periods – such as disability elimination periods and pregnancy-parental leaves, which are protected under the Employment Standards Act. Contributions on earnings up to this limit go into the OMERS Primary Pension Plan. Contributions on earnings above this limit – for either regular pay periods or single-contribution leave period purchases – are directed to the OMERS Retirement Compensation Arrangement (RCA).

Double-contribution leave period max (2014 = $156,218.75): This limit applies when members purchase double-contribution leave periods (both member and employer shares) – such as authorized leaves of absence. In this instance, contributions are capped when contributory earnings reach this maximum.

This difference in limits – one for regular contributions and single-contribution leave purchases, and the other for double-contribution leave purchases – started in 2013. Previously, the limits for both were the same.

 

YMPE 

NRA 65 Up to YMPE 

over YMPE 

NRA 60 Up to YMPE  

over YMPE 

RPP max and single-contribution leave threshold 

Double-contribution leave period max

2014  52,500  9.00%  14.60%  9.30%  15.90%

 157,624.72

 156,218.75
2013

51,100

 9.00%  14.60%  9.30%

15.90%

 156,794.22  152,079.75
2012

 50,100

 8.30%

 12.80%

 9.40%

 13.90%

 149,242.25

 

2011 

48,300

7.40% 

10.70%

8.90%

14.10%

143,912.25

 

2010

47,200

6.40%

9.70%

7.90%

13.10%

140,652.00

 

2009

46,300

6.30%

9.50%

7.70%

12.80%

137,848.25

 

2008

44,900

6.50%

9.60%

7.90%

10.70%

131,820.25

 

2007

43,700

6.50%

9.60%

7.90%

10.70%

125,859.75

 

2006

42,100

6.50%

9.60%

7.90%

10.70%

119,764.25

 

2005

41,100

6.00%

8.80%

7.30%

9.80%

113,871.25

 

2004

40,500

6.00%

8.80%

7.30%

9.80%

105,335.25

 

2003

39,900

2.10%

2.60%

2.43%

2.93%

99,577.25

 

2002

39,100

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

99,307.25

 

2001

38,300

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

99,037.25

 

2000

37,600

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

98,801.00

 

1999

37,400

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

98,733.50

 

1998 (pay period including August 1, 1998)

36,900

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

99,026.00

 

1998 (pay period including Jan 1, 1998)

36,900

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

99,026.00

 

1997

35,800

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1996

35,400

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1995

34,900

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1994

34,400

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1993

33,400

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1992

32,200

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1991

30,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1990

28,900

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1989

27,700

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1988

26,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1987

25,900

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1986

25,800

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1985

23,400

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1984

20,800

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1983

18,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1982

16,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1981

14,700

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1980

13,100

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1979

11,700

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1978

10,400

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1977

9,300

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1976

8,300

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1975

7,400

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1974

6,600

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1973

5,600

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1972

5,500

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1971

5,400

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1970

5,300

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1969

5,200

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1968

5,100

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1967

5,000

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1966

5,000

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1965

 

5.50%

5.50%

6.50%

6.50%

 

 

1964

 

5.50%

5.50%

6.50%

6.50%

 

 

 

 

5.50%

5.50%

6.50%

6.50%