OMERS Contribution Rates: 1963 - Present

This is a summary of OMERS contributions rates and contribution limits. For details and clarification of any year’s figures, please refer to the Employer Administration Manual.

RPP max & single-contribution leave threshold (2019 = $172,698.31): This limit applies when members pay regular pay period contributions, and when they purchase single-contribution leave periods – such as disability elimination periods and pregnancy-parental leaves, which are protected under the Employment Standards Act. Contributions on earnings up to this limit go into the OMERS Primary Pension Plan. Contributions on earnings above this limit – for either regular pay periods or single-contribution leave period purchases – are directed to the OMERS retirement compensation arrangement (RCA).

Double-contribution leave period max (2019 = $170,650.50): This limit applies when members purchase double-contribution leave periods (both member and employer shares) – such as authorized leaves of absence. In this instance, contributions are capped when contributory earnings reach this maximum; there are no RCA contributions for these leaves.

This difference in limits – one for regular contributions and single-contribution leave purchases, and the other for double-contribution leave purchases – started in 2013. Previously, the limits for both were the same.

Year YMPE  NRA 65 Up to YMPE  over YMPE  NRA 60 Up to YMPE   over YMPE  RPP max and single-contribution leave threshold  Double-contribution leave period max
2019 $57,400 9.00% 14.60%  9.20% 15.80% $172,698.31 $170,650.50
2018     $55,900  9.00% 14.60%  9.20%  15.80% $175,223.10 $166,088.25
2017     $55,300  9.00% 14.60%   9.20%  15.80%  $170,796.79  $164,385.75 
2016 $54,900  9.00% 14.60%  9.20%  15.80% $174,440.76 $163,028.75
2015 $53,600  9.00%  14.60%  9.20%  15.80% $163,010.36 $159,034.50
2014 $52,500  9.00%  14.60%  9.30%  15.90% $157,624.72 $156,218.75
2013 $51,100  9.00%  14.60%  9.30% 15.90% $156,794.22  152,079.75
2012 $50,100  8.30%  12.80%  9.40%  13.90% $149,242.25  
2011  $48,300 7.40%  10.70% 8.90% 14.10% $143,912.25  
2010 $47,200 6.40% 9.70% 7.90% 13.10% $140,652.00  
2009 $46,300 6.30% 9.50% 7.70% 12.80% $137,848.25  
2008 $44,900 6.50% 9.60% 7.90% 10.70% $131,820.25  
2007 $43,700 6.50% 9.60% 7.90% 10.70% $125,859.75  
2006 $42,100 6.50% 9.60% 7.90% 10.70% $119,764.25  
2005 $41,100 6.00% 8.80% 7.30% 9.80% $113,871.25  
2004 $40,500 6.00% 8.80% 7.30% 9.80% $105,335.25  
2003 $39,900 2.10% 2.60% 2.43% 2.93% $99,577.25  
2002 $39,100 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% $99,307.25  
2001 $38,300 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% $99,037.25  
2000 $37,600 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% $98,801.00  
1999 $37,400 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% $98,733.50  
1998 (pay period including August 1, 1998) $36,900 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% $99,026.00  
1998 (pay period including Jan 1, 1998) $36,900 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50% $99,026.00  
1997 $35,800 6.00% 7.50% 7.00% 8.50%    
1996 $35,400 6.00% 7.50% 7.00% 8.50%    
1995 $34,900 6.00% 7.50% 7.00% 8.50%    
1994 $34,400 6.00% 7.50% 7.00% 8.50%    
1993 $33,400 6.00% 7.50% 7.00% 8.50%    
1992 $32,200 6.00% 7.50% 7.00% 8.50%    
1991 $30,500 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1990 $28,900 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1989 $27,700 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1988 $26,500 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1987 $25,900 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1986 $25,800 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1985 $23,400 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1984 $20,800 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1983 $18,500 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1982 $16,500 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1981 $14,700 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1980 $13,100 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1979 $11,700 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1978 $10,400 5.50% 7.00% 6.50% 8.00%    
1977 $9,300 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1976 $8,300 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1975 $7,400 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1974 $6,600 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1973 $5,600 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1972 $5,500 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1971 $5,400 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1970 $5,300 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1969 $5,200 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1968 $5,100 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1967 $5,000 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1966 $5,000 4.00% 5.50% 5.00% 6.50%    
1965   5.50% 5.50% 6.50% 6.50%    
1964   5.50% 5.50% 6.50% 6.50%    
    5.50% 5.50% 6.50% 6.50%