Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for OMERS membership in 2018 if you met one of the following two conditions during each of 2016 and 2017:

  • You worked at least 700 hours (including overtime) with any participating OMERS employer.

or

  • You earned, including overtime and vacation pay, at least 35% of the CPP earnings limit with any participating OMERS employer:
    • You earned at least $19,215 in 2016
    • You earned at least $19,355 in 2017

Examples of employees eligible for OMERS membership in 2018

  • In 2016, Sue started working for an OMERS employer. She earned over $19,215 in 2016 and worked over 700 hours in 2017.
  • In 2016, George earned over $19,215 working for an OMERS employer. He then moved to another OMERS employer and worked over 700 hours in 2017.
  • Manil has worked part-time for two OMERS employers for several years. His combined earnings from both employers were over $19,215 in 2016 and over $19,355 in 2017.

You may be eligible for OMERS membership! Tell your current OMERS employer about previous employment or a part-time job with another OMERS employer – it may help you qualify sooner.  

Find out if your previous employer was an OMERS employer