Harper Government tables social security agreement with India

GATINEAU, QC, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, tabled in the House of Commons the Social Security Agreement between Canada and India, which will coordinate pension benefits between both countries.

"Our government is committed to ensuring retirement security for Canadians, whether here or abroad," said Minister Finley. "This agreement will reduce the pension contribution costs for Canadian companies sending employees to India and ensure that those same Canadian employees receive the pension benefits they are entitled to for time spent working abroad."

Once in force, this agreement will also make it easier for people who have lived and worked in both India and Canada to qualify for public pension benefits from either, or both, countries. Periods of coverage under the Employees' Pension Scheme of India may help towards eligibility for Canadian benefits and vice versa.

Canada has signed 57 social security agreements; 53 are currently in force. The Social Security Agreement between Canada and India is expected to enter into force in 2014, once both countries have completed their legislative procedures.


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Canada has signed 57 international social security agreements. Agreements are in force with the following 53 countries:

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Austria
Barbados
Belgium
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Hungary
      Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey/Guernsey
Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Republic of
Macedonia
Malta 
Mexico
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
      Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
St. Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay



In addition to India, agreements have been signed with Brazil, Bulgaria and Serbia, but are not yet in force.

SOURCE Human Resources and Skills Development Canada




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