Eligible Organizations and Employees

Two types of employers can join the OMERS Plan:
  • "Traditional" employers– employers that work in the local municipal government and local municipal boards sectors.
  • "Associated" employers– employers that don’t work directly in the local municipal government or local municipal boards sectors but that provide a municipal service or program.

Associated employers

The following organizations can participate as an OMERS associated employer

  • The organization must have an agreement with the municipality or local board, or provide the service or program under an Act.
  • Employees whose duties relate primarily to the service or program your organization provides on behalf of a municipality or local board.
  • Organizations incorporated in accordance with section 142 of the Electricity Act, 1998 for the purpose of generating, transmitting, distributing or retailing electricity.

Employees eligible to join OMERS at the organization are:

  • Employees whose duties relate primarily to the service or program your organization provides on behalf of a municipality or local board. Notes:
    • "Primarily" means at least 51% of an employee’s regular duties relate to the service or program that your organization is providing to a municipality or local board.
    • Employees providing others services are not eligible to join OMERS.
  • Employees whose duties relate primarily to generating, transmitting, distributing or retailing electricity. Notes:
    • "Primarily" means at least 51% of an employee’s regular duties relate to generating, transmitting, distributing or retailing electricity.
    • Employees providing others services are not eligible to join OMERS.