OMERS Named One of Best 50 Employers in Canada

October 20, 2011

Survey results based on employee feedback; company ranks 16th

TORONTO (October 20, 2011) — A focus on employee development and engagement has earned OMERS recognition as a Best Employer in Canada for the fourth consecutive year.

The list of 50 winning workplaces was compiled by Aon Hewitt after reviewing employee engagement levels at more than 260 organizations and 112,000 employee survey responses. The ratings are based on employee feedback and the results were announced in the October 31 edition of Maclean’s magazine that hits the stands today.

OMERS is proud to be considered one of the country’s best workplaces. “Our employees are encouraged to develop their careers, take ownership of their decisions and have an impact on the company’s success” says Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of OMERS.

Warren Bell, Chief Human Resources Officer explained the importance of the results, “OMERS is growing across the entire enterprise and it is critical to our ongoing success that we continue to attract and retain talent at all levels of the organization.”

In both 2010 and 2011, OMERS was named Pension Fund of the Year, Canada by World Finance magazine. The judges for this award looked for a company that demonstrated financial stability, a prudent approach to risk and corporate governance and opportunities for employee development.


OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $53 billion in net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to over 400,000 members. Approximately one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate.

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Lori McLeod 
Director, Media Relations 
Phone: (416) 369-2399