Member Affiliation Summary

2017 Statistics – as at December 31, 2017

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Members of the OMERS Primary Pension Plan (“OMERS Plan”) belong to a wide variety of union and association groups. The following tables show the affiliation breakdown of our membership as at December 31, 2017, in the following ways:

Table

Description

1-A

Active membership headcounts (NRA 60 and NRA 65)

1-B

Active membership headcounts (full-time and part-time)

1-C

Percentage distribution of actuarial liabilities

1-D

Percentage distribution of contributions

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 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 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.

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Table 1-A: 2017 Member Affiliation – Active Membership Headcounts (NRA 60 and NRA 65)



Member affiliation

Number of active members


Percentage distribution of active members

NRA 60

NRA 65

Total 

CUPE

-

121,845 

121,845

44.2%

MGMT/NON-UNION

355

57,036

57,391

20.8%

POLICE

17,953

7,675

25,628

9.3%

OSSTF

-

13,661

13,661

4.9%

FIRE

11,046

401

11,447

4.1%

OPSEU

-

9,754

9,754

3.5%

ATU

-

9,126

9,126

3.3%

UNIFOR

-

4,175

4,175

1.5%

IBEW

-

3,643

3,643

1.3%

ERFP

-

2,724

2,724

1.0%

ONA

-

2,647

2,647

1.0%

ETFO

-

2,425

2,425

0.9%

CIPP

-

1,693

1,693

0.6%

SEIU

-

1,436

1,436

0.5%

COPE

-

1,322

1,322

0.5%

Other**

-

7,069

7,069

2.6%

Total Active

29,354

246,632

275,986

100.0%

Percentage of Total

11%

89%

100%

 
**Employee affiliations with fewer than 1,000 members each.
 
 
Member Affiliation Legend
ATU Amalgamated Transit Union
CIPP Civic Institute of Professional Personnel
COPE Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union
CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees
ERFP Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel
ETFO Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
FIRE Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association
IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
MGMT/NON-UNION Management/Union Exempt/ Non-Union
ONA Ontario Nurses Association
OPSEU Ontario Public Service Employees Union
OSSTF Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
POLICE Police Associations of Ontario
SEIU Service Employees International Union
UNIFOR Auto, Communications, Energy and Paper Workers Union

Table 1-B: 2017 Member Affiliation – Active Membership Headcounts (Full-Time and Part-Time)

Member affiliation

Number of active members

Percentage distribution of active members

Full-time

Part-time

Total

CUPE

80,206

41,639

121,845

44.2%

MGMT/NON-UNION

50,520

6,871

57,391

20.8%

POLICE

24,894

734

25,628

9.3%

OSSTF

2,422

11,239

13,661

4.9%

FIRE

11,427

20

11,447

4.1%

OPSEU

7,175

2,579

9,754

3.5%

ATU

8,570

556

9,128

3.3%

UNIFOR

3,165

1,020

4,175

1.5%

IBEW

3,559

84

3,643

1.3%

ERFP

3

2,721

2,724

1.0%

ONA

1,987

660

2,647

1.0%

ETFO

26

2,399

2,425

0.9%

CIPP

1,560

133

1,693

0.6%

SEIU

776

660

1,436

0.5%

COPE

255

1,067

1,322

0.5%

Other**

3,291

3,778

7,069

2.6%

Total Active

199,826

76,160

275,986

100.0%

Percentage of Total

72%

28%

100%

 
**Employee affiliations with fewer than 1,000 members each.

Table 1-C: 2017 Member Affiliation – Percentage Distribution of Actuarial Liabilities

Member Affiliation

Actuarial liabilities of active members

(50.8% of total Plan liabilities)

NRA 60

NRA 65

Total

CUPE

-

32.3%

32.3%

MGMT/NON-UNION

0.6%

26.0%

26.6%

POLICE

14.8%

3.3%

18.1%

FIRE

9.1%

0.2%

9.3%

OSSTF

-

2.5%

2.5%

OPSEU

-

2.4%

2.4%

ATU

-

2.0%

2.0%

IBEW

-

1.7%

1.7%

ONA

-

1.0%

1.0%

UNIFOR

-

0.9%

0.9%

CIPP

-

0.9%

0.9%

SEIU

-

0.3%

0.3%

ERFP

-

0.3%

0.3%

COPE

-

0.2%

0.2%

ETFO

-

0.1%

0.1%

Other**

-

1.4%

1.4%

Total Active

24.5%

75.5%

100.0%

**Employee affiliations with fewer than 1,000 members each.

Table 1-D: 2017 Member Affiliation – Percentage Distribution of Contributions

Member affiliation

Estimated 2018 total contributions*

(Employers and active members)

NRA 60

NRA 65

Total

CUPE

-

34.5%

34.5%

MGMT/NON-UNION

0.3%

25.6%

25.9%

POLICE

12.1%

3.2%

15.3%

FIRE

6.9%

0.2%

7.1%

OPSEU

-

3.2%

3.2%

ATU

-

3.1%

3.1%

OSSTF

-

2.9%

2.9%

IBEW

-

1.5%

1.5%

UNIFOR

-

1.2%

1.2%

ONA

-

1.1%

1.1%

CIPP

-

0.9%

0.9%

ERFP

-

0.5%

0.5%

SEIU

-

0.4%

0.4%

ETFO

-

0.4%

0.4%

COPE

-

0.2%

0.2%

Other**

-

1.8%

1.8%

Total Active

19.3%

80.7%

100.0%

*Split equally between employers and members; **Employee affiliations with fewer than 1,000 members each.