OMERS Contribution Rates: 1963 - Present

This is a summary of OMERS contributions rates and contribution limits. For details and clarification of any year’s figures, please refer to the Employer Administration Manual.

RPP max & single-contribution leave threshold (2018 = $175,223.10): This limit applies when members pay regular pay period contributions, and when they purchase single-contribution leave periods – such as disability elimination periods and pregnancy-parental leaves, which are protected under the Employment Standards Act. Contributions on earnings up to this limit go into the OMERS Primary Pension Plan. Contributions on earnings above this limit – for either regular pay periods or single-contribution leave period purchases – are directed to the OMERS retirement compensation arrangement (RCA).

Double-contribution leave period max (2018 = $166,088.25): This limit applies when members purchase double-contribution leave periods (both member and employer shares) – such as authorized leaves of absence. In this instance, contributions are capped when contributory earnings reach this maximum; there are no RCA contributions for these leaves.

This difference in limits – one for regular contributions and single-contribution leave purchases, and the other for double-contribution leave purchases – started in 2013. Previously, the limits for both were the same.

 

YMPE 

NRA 65 Up to YMPE 

over YMPE 

NRA 60 Up to YMPE  

over YMPE 

RPP max and single-contribution leave threshold 

Double-contribution leave period max

2018 $55,900 9.00% 14.60% 9.20% 15.80% $175,223.10 166,088.25
 2017      $55,300  9.00% 14.60%  9.20%  15.80%  $170,796.79  164,385.75 
2016  54,900

 9.00%

14.60%

 9.20%  15.80%  174,440.76  163,028.75
2015  53,600  9.00%  14.60%  9.20%  15.80%  163,010.36  159,034.50
2014  52,500  9.00%  14.60%  9.30%  15.90%

 157,624.72

 156,218.75
2013

51,100

 9.00%  14.60%  9.30%

15.90%

 156,794.22  152,079.75
2012

 50,100

 8.30%

 12.80%

 9.40%

 13.90%

 149,242.25

 

2011 

48,300

7.40% 

10.70%

8.90%

14.10%

143,912.25

 

2010

47,200

6.40%

9.70%

7.90%

13.10%

140,652.00

 

2009

46,300

6.30%

9.50%

7.70%

12.80%

137,848.25

 

2008

44,900

6.50%

9.60%

7.90%

10.70%

131,820.25

 

2007

43,700

6.50%

9.60%

7.90%

10.70%

125,859.75

 

2006

42,100

6.50%

9.60%

7.90%

10.70%

119,764.25

 

2005

41,100

6.00%

8.80%

7.30%

9.80%

113,871.25

 

2004

40,500

6.00%

8.80%

7.30%

9.80%

105,335.25

 

2003

39,900

2.10%

2.60%

2.43%

2.93%

99,577.25

 

2002

39,100

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

99,307.25

 

2001

38,300

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

99,037.25

 

2000

37,600

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

98,801.00

 

1999

37,400

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

98,733.50

 

1998 (pay period including August 1, 1998)

36,900

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

99,026.00

 

1998 (pay period including Jan 1, 1998)

36,900

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

99,026.00

 

1997

35,800

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1996

35,400

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1995

34,900

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1994

34,400

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1993

33,400

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1992

32,200

6.00%

7.50%

7.00%

8.50%

 

 

1991

30,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1990

28,900

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1989

27,700

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1988

26,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1987

25,900

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1986

25,800

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1985

23,400

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1984

20,800

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1983

18,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1982

16,500

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1981

14,700

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1980

13,100

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1979

11,700

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1978

10,400

5.50%

7.00%

6.50%

8.00%

 

 

1977

9,300

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1976

8,300

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1975

7,400

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1974

6,600

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1973

5,600

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1972

5,500

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1971

5,400

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1970

5,300

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1969

5,200

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1968

5,100

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1967

5,000

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1966

5,000

4.00%

5.50%

5.00%

6.50%

 

 

1965

 

5.50%

5.50%

6.50%

6.50%

 

 

1964

 

5.50%

5.50%

6.50%

6.50%

 

 

 

 

5.50%

5.50%

6.50%

6.50%