You’re a employee if, for example, you work less than a full work week or you are 10-month, contract or seasonal employee.
- join the OMERS Plan when you are hired (if it is your employer’s policy); or
- choose to join the OMERS Plan when you become eligible.
You become eligible and may choose to join if you meet one of the following conditions in both the previous two calendar years with any OMERS participating employer:
- you worked at least 700 hours; or
- you earned at least 35% of the .
Once you become a member, you remain in the OMERS Plan even if your work hours or income fall below the eligibility requirements, or if your work status changes to or from full-time.