If you or your spouse have worked in a foreign country and contributed to its social security plan, you might be entitled to a disability pension from that country. Eligibility conditions vary from one country to another.
Any worker who contributes or contributed to the pension plan of a country that has signed a social security agreement with Québec may receive a pension from that country. The worker and his or her spouse may be entitled to a retirement or disability pension, and family members may receive benefits in the event of the worker’s death. A pension from a foreign country does not reduce the amount of a retirement pension from the Québec Pension Plan. The following countries have signed a social security agreement with Québec:
Application of Agreements The Bureau des ententes de sécurité sociale of Retraite Québec is responsible for the application of these agreements. Its mandate is to:
ClienteleThe following may be entitled to a pension from a foreign country:
RequirementsThe person receiving the pension must reside in Québec.
Other conditions may apply depending on the agreement with the signatory country.
The pension granted is calculated on the basis of several factors, including the amount of the contributions paid by the worker into the foreign plan and the type of plan concerned.
The Bureau des ententes de sécurité sociale of Retraite Québec has administered these agreements since February 3, 2003.