Lived or living outside Canada - Pensions and benefits - Overview

1. Overview

If you have lived or worked in Canada and in another country, or you are the survivor of someone who has lived or worked in Canada and in another country, you may be eligible for pensions and benefits from Canada and/or from the other country because of a social security agreement.

What is a social security agreement?

A social security agreement is an international agreement between Canada and another country that is designed to coordinate the pension programs of the two countries for people who have lived or worked in both countries.

Canada has signed social security agreements with a number of other countries that offer comparable pension programs.

The requirements under the social security agreements vary from agreement to agreement. It is important to check the details of the agreement that relates to you.

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