Recently enrolled member, Amanda Miller, says that automatic, bi-weekly OMERS contributions make OMERS "an easy and worry-free investment."
Amanda worked for the Region of Durham for about a year as a temporary employee before getting a permanent position and joining the OMERS Plan. "I was excited to be a part of OMERS," she says. "I know that OMERS will take care of my retirement."
Looking ahead to retirement, Amanda says, "When I retire, I want to have the security and opportunities to be able to make the most of my retirement.
"I’d also like to retire early." To help reach that goal, Amanda is buying back the time she worked as a temporary employee. "I recently found out that I can also buy back the time I belonged to a private sector plan and convert it to OMERS credited service.
"Altogether, I have three years that I can add to my OMERS service," she says. "It's ideal to buy back that time now because the buy-back cost will only increase as I get older."
Amanda Miller started working for the Region of Durham in June 2014. She joined the OMERS Plan in July 2015