Not only does OMERS provide secure and sustainable pensions to members, OMERS also has a positive impact on local communities and the economy. This happens in two ways: through the spending patterns of our retired members and through our investments in the province. In 2014, OMERS paid out $3.1 billion in benefits to more than 135,000 pensioners. That’s bigger than the annual payroll of some major corporations. Our pensioners then spend that money in their communities, which contributes to the strength of the economy.
Making significant investments in our communities
OMERS is invested in many businesses in Ontario that support thousands of jobs in our communities. Our portfolio includes interests in the following assets across the province.