Employer Categories Summary

2017 Statistics – as at December 31, 2017

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Employer categories are designated by reference to generally recognized large employer sectors and those identified in sections 5 and 6 in the OMERS Act, 2006. The following tables show the breakdown of our membership by employer categories as at December 31, 2017, in the following ways:
 

Table

Description

2-A

Active membership headcounts (NRA 60 and NRA 65)

2-B

Active membership headcounts (Full-Time and Part-Time)

2-C

Percentage distribution of actuarial liabilities

2-D

Percentage distribution of contributions

In the tables, employers that do not fall within a designated category are grouped as “Other Employer”. These include, for example, local boards of municipalities, economic development corporations and associations representing OMERS members.

The tables also make reference to members who are not currently contributing to the OMERS Primary Pension Plan (“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 credited service
  • 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 collected at the time employers join OMERS or when employer by-laws are updated. For presentation purposes and where feasible, membership information has been adjusted by OMERS to best reflect the employer category in which they are employed.

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 employer categories.

Table 2-A: 2017 Employer category – active membership headcounts (NRA 60 and NRA 65)

 



Employer category

Number of active members

 

Percentage distribution of active members

NRA 60

NRA 65

Total

Municipality (excluding City of Toronto)

8,233

91,955

100,188

36.3%

Board of Education

-

53,800

53,800

19.5%

Police Services Board

18,078

7,873

25,951

9.4%

Separate School Board

-

25,165

25,165

9.1%

City of Toronto

3,043

21,543

24,586

8.9%

Children’s Aid Society

-

9,023

9,023

3.3%

Utility

-

8,248

8,248

3.0%

Transit Authority

-

7,889

7,889

2.8%

Library Board

-

3,994

3,994

1.4%

Health Unit

-

3,502

3,502

1.3%

Housing Authority

-

2,575

2,575

0.9%

Home for the Aged

-

2,400

2,400

0.9%

Conservation Authority

-

1,823

1,823

0.7%

Social Services

Administration Board

-

1,333

1,333

0.5%

Other Employer**

-

5,509

5,509

2.0%

Total Active

29,354

246,632

275,986

100.0%

Percentage

11%

89%

100%

 

**These include, for example, local boards of municipalities, economic development corporations and associations representing OMERS members.

Table 2-B: 2017 employer category – active membership headcounts (full-time and part-time)



Employer category

Number of active members

 

Percentage distribution of active members

Full-time

Part-time

Total

Municipality (excluding City of Toronto)

87,599

12,589

100,188

36.3%

Board of Education

17,951

35,849

53,800

19.5%

Police Services Board

25,211

740

25,951

9.4%

Separate School Board

7,808

17,357

25,165

9.1%

City of Toronto

20,281

4,305

24,586

8.9%

Children’s Aid Society

8,491

532

9,023

3.3%

Utility

8,123

125

8,248

3.0%

Transit Authority

7,324

565

7,889

2.8%

Library Board

2,672

1,322

3,994

1.4%

Health Unit

2,979

523

3,502

1.3%

Housing Authority

2,450

125

2,575

0.9%

Home for the Aged

1,182

1,218

2,400

0.9%

Conservation Authority

1,587

236

1,823

0.7%

Social Services

Administration Board

1,193

140

1,333

0.5%

Other Employer**

4,975

534

5,509

2.0%

Total Active

199,826

76,160

275,986

100.0%

Percentage

72%

28%

100%

 

**These include, for example, local boards of municipalities, economic development corporations and associations representing OMERS members.

Table 2-C: 2017 employer category – percentage distribution of actuarial liabilities

Member affiliation

Actuarial liabilities of active members

(50.8% of total Plan liabilities)

NRA 60

NRA 65

Total

Municipality (excluding City of Toronto)

6.4%

30.8%

37.2%

Police Services Board

15.1%

3.5%

18.6%

City of Toronto

3.0%

9.5%

12.5%

Board of Education

-

10.9%

10.9%

Separate School Board

-

5.1%

5.1%

Utility

-

4.6%

4.6%

Children’s Aid Society

-

3.2%

3.2%

Transit Authority

-

1.8%

1.8%

Library Board

-

1.3%

1.3%

Health Unit

-

1.2%

1.2%

Housing Authority  

-

0.6%

0.6%

Conservation Authority

-

0.5%

0.5%

Home for the Aged

-

0.4%

0.4%

Social Services

Administration Board

-

0.3%

0.3%

Other Employer**

-

1.8%

1.8%

Total Active

24.5%

75.5%

100.0%

**These include, for example, local boards of municipalities, economic development corporations and associations representing OMERS members.
 

Table 2-D: 2017 employer category – percentage distribution of contributions

Member affiliation

Estimated 2018 total contributions

(Employers and active members)

NRA 60

NRA 65

Total

Municipality (excluding City of Toronto)

5.2%

33.5%

38.7%

Police Services Board

12.2%

3.3%

15.5%

Board of Education

-

11.9%

11.9%

City of Toronto

1.9%

8.5%

10.4%

Separate School Board

-

5.6%

5.6%

Utility

-

4.0%

4.0%

Children’s Aid Society

-

3.7%

3.7%

Transit Authority

-

2.9%

2.9%

Health Unit

-

1.3%

1.3%

Library Board

-

1.1%

1.1%

Housing Authority  

-

0.9%

0.9%

Conservation Authority

-

0.7%

0.7%

Home for the Aged

-

0.5%

0.5%

Social Services

Administration Board

-

0.5%

0.5%

Other Employer**

-

2.3%

2.3%

Total Active

19.3%

80.7%

100.0%

*Split equally between employers and members
**These include, for example, local boards of municipalities, economic development corporations and associations representing OMERS members.