Picture yourself as an OMERS member

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for OMERS membership in 2016 if you met one of the following two conditions during each of 2014 and 2015:

  • You worked at least 700 hours (including overtime) with any participating OMERS employer.

or

  • You earned, including overtime and vacation pay, at least 35% of the CPP earnings limit with any participating OMERS employer:
    • You earned at least $18,375 in 2014
    • You earned at least $18,760 in 2015

Examples of employees eligible for OMERS membership in 2016

  • In 2014, Sue started working for an OMERS employer. She earned over $18,375 in 2014 and worked over 700 hours in 2015.
  • In 2014, George earned over $18,375 working for an OMERS employer. He then moved to another OMERS employer and worked over 700 hours in 2015.
  • Manil has worked part-time for two OMERS employers for several years. His combined earnings from both employers were over $18,375 in 2014 and over $18,760 in 2015.

You may be eligible for OMERS membership! Tell your current OMERS employer about previous employment or a part-time job with another OMERS employer – it may help you qualify sooner. 

Find out if your previous employer was an OMERS employer