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)

As a new OMERS member, there are a few things you should do...

1. Activate your secure myOMERS pension account.

You will need your OMERS membership number , date of birth and the last three digits of your social insurance number to complete the registration. Go to myOMERS

2. Check out your benefits.

Your Member Handbook covers your benefits in detail and is always at your fingertips.

3. Plan for the future.

Consider looking out for your loved ones by designating a beneficiary online on myOMERS

4. Think about ways to maximize your OMERS pension.

If you have a pension from a previous employer, you may be able to transfer it into the OMERS Plan. If you cashed out your previous pension, you may qualify to purchase that time and convert it to OMERS service. Find out how to maximize your OMERS pension

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