Employers must offer membership in the OMERS Primary Pension Plan (OMERS Plan) to other-than-continuous full-time employees not required to join the OMERS Plan as a condition of employment. Membership must be offered when the employee first becomes eligible. For more about voluntary membership see Section 6.1.3 of the Employer Admin Manual.
These employees may have previous employment or a part-time job with another OMERS employer which may help them become eligible to enrol in the OMERS Plan – some employees may even already be eligible to enrol when hired.
Two ways to inform and educate your employees:
Print the handout for new hires/poster (8.5'' x 11''):
En Français [570KB] and:
If you prefer, you can order large (11'' x 17'') or small (8.5'' x 11'') stand-up posters.
Resources to help you with your membership offers:
To offer membership, give the employee a copy of the cover letter and the OMERS Handbook (for offer of OMERS membership), which includes the Offer of OMERS membership – other-than-continuous full-time (OTCFT) form (Form 104) as an insert. Order copies of the handbook.
Encourage your employees to visit Join the Plan.