Getting Started

We’re here for you every step of the way – from the time you join to retirement.

Every pay period, you contribute toward your OMERS pension. Your OMERS pension can be one of your most valuable and secure assets. As a defined benefit pension plan, OMERS provides a guaranteed stream of retirement income for life, based on your earnings and years of service.

There are many other benefits of being an OMERS member…

  • Employer-matched contributions
  • Option to bring in your pension service from previous employment
  • Survivor benefits
  • Disability protection
  • Early retirement options
  • Option to enhance your retirement savings through Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
Do you have a pension with another registered pension plan?
You may qualify to transfer these funds for credited service in the OMERS Plan. This will increase your OMERS pension and may allow you to retire earlier.
Learn about pension transfers

Did you cash out your previous pension?
You may qualify to purchase that time and convert it to OMERS service.
Learn about buy-backs

Getting started
You can request a cost to buy service using the Buy-back Calculator in the myOMERS secure site or by phone.
Login to myOMERS

Returning to OMERS?
Learn how to merge your previously earned OMERS service with what you’re earning now.
Merging previous and current OMERS service

There’s a lot you can do online

Register for myOMERS to get secure and convenient online access to your pension information.

Go to myOMERS