Your current eligible employees have the option to join OMERS. As soon as you become an OMERS employer, you must offer OMERS membership to these employees. Employees who decline can join OMERS at any point in the future provided they continue to be eligible. For your future permanent, full-time employees, enrolment in OMERS will be mandatory upon hire. Depending on your policy for non-full-time employees, e.g., contract, part-time and seasonal employees, enrolment will either be mandatory upon hire or they will have the option to join OMERS once they work or earn enough over a two-year period to qualify – some employees may be eligible immediately.