Careers at OMERS
Making a difference in communities across Ontario through impactful work.
Working at OMERS is more than just a job – it is an opportunity to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. Our employees take great pride in serving the communities in which they live and contributing in a variety of ways to make important community-based initiatives possible globally.
Inclusion and Diversity at OMERS
OMERS is committed to having a team that reflects the communities in which we live and work. As an organization, we are focusing our efforts on recognizing the diverse talents that drive our business forward. Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, genders, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture.
OMERS Inclusion and Diversity strategy is governed by a global I&D Council and senior leaders and is supported by business-level committees and employee resource groups globally. Rooted in building a strong culture of belonging within our communities, the strategy focuses on embedding inclusion into our business strategy, building inclusive leadership skills within the organization, seeking and accelerating diverse talent, and more.
Employee Resource Groups
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) reflect the diverse communities and cultures celebrated throughout our organization. OMERS ERGs are part of the foundation of our inclusive culture; they activate our Inclusion & Diversity strategy by creating a sense of community, building awareness and education, and celebrating our sense of belonging.
Life at OMERS
Life at OMERS means that we strive to deliver consistent and predictable performance. We invest in tools and communicate with people to grow individual capability and encourage accountability for outcomes. We replace complex processes with smart, efficient and effective critical controls. We are creative in our application of innovative thinking to our business opportunities and when we are solving problems.
Our mission is to deliver secure and sustainable defined benefit pensions to our members.
Our vision is to make OMERS a leading model for defined benefit pension plan sustainability.
Our core values
Integrity: Conducting ourselves honestly and ethically in every interaction every day
Service: Committed to high standards of service
Teamwork: Working together to achieve results
Excellence: Continuously striving for extraordinary performance
Stewardship: Careful and responsible management today while building for the future
“I enjoy working with the management teams of our portfolio companies, helping them with priority initiatives to improve their organizations’ performance, operations and growth trajectory. The better our companies perform, the more value we generate for the OMERS pension plan.”
Director, Strategic Initiatives (Private Equity)
“Inclusiveness, challenging opportunities with decision rights and autonomy are some of the reasons OMERS is an outstanding place to work. Being part of a team responsible for the retirement income of 470,000 women and men that support our communities, is extremely gratifying from both a personal and professional perspective.”
– Director, Global Thematic Return (Capital Markets)
Why choose us?
OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension plans, providing a defined benefit plan for approximately 500,000 active, deferred and retired employees from nearly 1,000 municipalities, school boards, libraries, police and fire departments, and other local agencies in communities across Ontario.
The benefits and services we provide are funded by equal contributions from active members and their employers, and the investment earnings of our Fund. Our $109 billion of net assets are invested in a diversified global portfolio of public investments, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. We have OMERS employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and Singapore.
We work towards our vision to make OMERS a leading model for plan sustainability. Our core mission is to deliver secure and sustainable pensions to our members.
As an employee you can count on many opportunities to learn, contribute, and grow as you contribute to the OMERS vision. Our commitment to employees includes an inclusive, supportive environment and a pay for performance culture that recognizes and rewards top talent. OMERS employee benefits include:
Group benefits coverage
Retirement savings plan
Paid time off, including vacation and OMERS days
Employee and Family Assistance program
We’re proud to be named as one of Canada’s Best Employers 2020 by Forbes.
OMERS co-op & student program
OMERS offers a variety of co-op and student placements during the Fall, Winter and Summer terms. Through these placements, OMERS provides post-secondary students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects to help maximize real experience, foster greater confidence, and build personal brands.
OMERS offers co-op and student placements within our corporate functions as well as within our business units:
Real Estate (Oxford Properties)
"My OMERS experience really opened my eyes to the corporate world and how my studies can be applied to real world applications. During my co-op term, I was able to meet with a multitude of people with varying levels of seniority, all of them open to conversations and willing to offer advice for the future. OMERS is a great place for aspiring students to launch their careers." Joshua D’Silva, Summer Student, OMERS
OMERS Investment Analyst Rotation Program
The OMERS Investment Analyst Rotation program provides new graduates with the training, mentorship and guidance needed to become the leaders of tomorrow. This two-year program gives you the opportunity to complete three eight-month placements with the following investment groups:
Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible for a permanent role within the organization.
What will you gain from this program?
The chance to collaborate with colleagues and leaders with diverse experiences and expertise within a supportive environment
Alongside the deal teams, participate in active deal pursuits specific to each investment unit and management of existing portfolio companies
The opportunity to develop and grow your investment expertise while being a part of an engaged team of investors committed to meeting the pension promise
Eligibility: Students in their final year of study of Bachelor and Post-Graduate programs
Applications accepted: early July, with each cohort starting in August of their graduating year.
Ready to get started?
If you’re interested in joining a fast-paced, high-growth team, click the link below.