In the tables, unions and associations with fewer than 1,000 OMERS members are grouped together as “Other”.
The tables also make reference to members who are not currently contributing to the OMERS Plan, and these include the following types of members:
- Retired – Retired members and survivors receiving a monthly pension
- Deferred – Members who left their OMERS employer but kept their pension in the OMERS Plan
- Disability waiver – Members with an injury or illness who continue to earn
- Divested – Members divested from an OMERS employer to another non-OMERS employer that has a registered pension plan
Please note that the information shown in the tables is based on data submitted to OMERS by employers. Employers are provided with a summary of their employees’ affiliations on an annual basis. The affiliation of each member is also reported in the member’s annual Pension Report. At any time, the employer and the member (via the employer) can update an employee’s affiliation.
The information presented is not used for pension administration purposes. The information should not be relied upon for any other purpose than to provide a general indication of the distribution of OMERS membership by employee affiliations.