Employer Monthly - November Issue

November 14, 2019
In this issue you’ll find the 2020 YMPE, upcoming e-access maintenance periods, a reminder about the Plan amendments, a link to our regular Employer Satisfaction Survey and much more.

Year's Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) for 2020 

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that the maximum pensionable earnings for 2020 will be $58,700. As previously announced, no changes will be made to the current contribution rates. The Sponsors Corporation (SC) will continue to regularly monitor the health of the plan to make OMERS a sustainable, affordable and meaningful plan over the long term.


Upcoming e-access Maintenance 

Please be advised that e-access will be unavailalbe for the following times:

Friday, November 29, 3:00 p.m. EDT - Saturday, November 30, 8:00 a.m. EDT
Monday, December 9, 4:00 p.m. EDT - Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 a.m. EDT

Reminders will be communicated closer to these dates. Thank you for your cooperation.

Reminder: OMERS Sponsors Corporation Plan Changes

This is a reminder that the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) passed amendments to the OMERS Primary Pension Plan (the Plan) in August 2017, some of which become effective as of January 1, 2020. Details regarding these changes can be found on the OMERS website.

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You Asked, We Listened

Based on your feedback we have updated the Offer of OMERS Membership – Part-time Employee – Form 104 to require only one employee signature (instead of the two that were previously required). Eliminating the need for the second signature will help reduce the number of follow-ups required when it gets missed.  

Employer Satisfaction Survey

Last month we introduced the monthly Employer Satisfaction Survey. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on a regular basis to ensure we at OMERS are providing you with the information and resources you need.

We appreciate your participation and the valuable information you provide.

Take the survey

Preparing for your Annual Reconciliation

To support the successful completion of your annual reconciliation process, the OMERS Education and Training team has launched a series of workshops and webinars to help you learn the latest tips and helpful hints.


In person workshops are available at locations across the province and will be an opportunity for you to meet with fellow plan administrators and share best practices.

Register now 


Webinars are offered on different dates and times and cover a variety of topics, including:
  • e-Form 119 Reporting – Preparing for your e-Form 119
  • Steps 1 & 2: Import and Submit e-Form 119 Data
  • Step 3: Resolve e-Form 119 Exceptions
  • Step 4: Reconcile your e-Form 119
Register now

We’re here to help. Call Employer Services:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: +1 416.350.6750
Toll-free: +1 833.884.0389
Email: employerservices@omers.com
If contacting us by phone, please have your zone number ready.
Thank you for helping us administer the Plan and deliver a wonderful experience to our members.