On February 16, 2016 the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced an agreement to work together to improve retirement income security. To provide more time for necessary discussion among provinces and the Federal Government on options for an expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Ontario is proposing to delay the launch of the phase-in of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for one year, to January 1, 2018. Canada and Ontario will work with other jurisdictions to develop potential CPP enhancements by the end of May. If no agreement on CPP enhancement can be reached, the Federal Government recognizes Ontario’s goal to move forward with the ORPP and will work with Ontario on ORPP administration and registration.

MEPCO is developing principles to guide the review of proposed CPP expansion models when they become available, in order to assess OMERS Plan and municipal employer impacts and is obtaining further information on the January 1, 2020 ORPP phase-in for OMERS member municipalities with part-time workers who are not members of the OMERS Plan.