Contributions, Pension Adjustments and AVC Payroll Deductions

Contributions and Pension Adjustments (Defined Benefit Pension)

New this year! OMERS 2017 Contribution Calculator

No more scrolling through PDF pages! Just enter the member's information and OMERS contributions (RPP and RCA) are calculated instantly.

Download Excel 2017 Contribution Calculator
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Contributions from members and employers, together with OMERS investment returns, fund the pensions that members receive.

2017 contribution rates (beginning with the first
full pay in 2017)

Normal retirement age 65

Normal retirement age 60

Up to CPP earnings limit*

9.0%

9.2%

Above CPP earnings limit

14.6%

15.8%

*The YMPE for 2017 is $55,300 (year's maximum pensionable earnings). This is the earnings limit up to which members also contribute to the Canada Pension Plan.

Pay period deductions/Extra pay period

You must deduct contributions from members' contributory earnings in each pay period.

In a year when a weekly or biweekly payroll has an extra (53rd or 27th) pay period, you can calculate contributions as follows.

If you are using the OMERS 2017 Contribution Calculator:

  • Select "1 annual pay period."
  • Enter the member's annual contributory earnings in the Contributory earnings per pay period field. 
  • Divide the contribution results by 53 or 27.

If you are using contribution tables:

  • Divide the YMPE by 53 or 27 to get the correct YMPE per pay period; or
  • Divide the amount of contributions shown in the 1-pay-period-per-year table by 53 or 27. The variance is within the normal range and will pass our audit tests.

Previous Contribution Tables

Past OMERS contribution tables for your reference.
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OMERS Contribution Rates – 1963 to Present

Learn about OMERS current and past contribution rates.
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PA Calculators and Information

PA calculators and information for current and previous years.
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Payroll Deductions (Additional Voluntary Contributions)

OMERS is excited to offer a new option for automatic contributions, and it involves you - the employer.
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