« Our Government is committed to ensuring the pension security of Canadians, whether they have lived or worked in Canada or abroad. This agreement demonstrates the ongoing spirit of partnership and cooperation between our two countries and recognizes the valuable contribution of Indo-Canadians to strengthening Canada.  Canada has signed 59 international social security agreements, 57 of which are in force, with the following countries: this new agreement will benefit Canada and India, by not being entitled to a benefit on the basis of periods that can be taken into account in accordance with the legislation of the States Parties, added together in accordance with Article 12, the right of that person to that benefit shall be determined by adding those periods and the eligible periods completed under the legislation of a third country to which both States Parties are bound by social security instruments, which provide for the addition of periods. HAVE DECIDED to enter into an agreement to this effect and the competent authority of India and a province of Canada may enter into agreements on all matters of social security within the jurisdiction of the province in Canada, to the extent that such agreements are not contrary to the provisions of this Agreement. Add all the necessary supporting documents and return the application form to a social security office in India or send it: The Canadian government`s international social security conventions only cover Age Security and Canada Pension Plan benefits. If you contribute or have contributed to the PQ, but not to the CPP, please consult the Quebec pension plan. If you have lived in Canada or contributed to the Canada Pension Plan and contributed to the Employment Pension Plan, 1995 (EPS) in India, this agreement can help you qualify for: If you are the widow, widower, child or authorized person of a person who has contributed to both the Pension Canada Plan and pse to the retirement programs of both countries, This Agreement may help you qualify for: DETERMINED to cooperate in the field of social security, this Agreement applies to any person subject or having been subject to the laws of Canada or India and to persons who may infer rights of such a person within the meaning of the laws in force of a Contracting State. The agreement can also help you obtain a lump sum benefit or a refund of contributions to the Indian Employees` Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 (EPFO) and the Employment Deposit Insurance Program, 1976 (EDLI). A worker subject to the legislation of a State Party and posted by his employer to the territory of the other State Party to work there shall be subject for that work only to the legislation of the first State Party, as if such work were limited in its territory. This scope may be extended for a period of more than sixty months by mutual agreement between the competent authorities of the two States Parties.

in the case of Canada, the Minister(s) responsible for the enforcement of the legislation of Canada referred to in point (a) of Article 2(1); and, in respect of Canada, the territory of Canada, including its land area, internal waters and coastal sea, and covers the airspace above those areas, as well as the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf, as defined by its domestic law, in accordance with international law; and if you are not entitled to a CPP benefit based on your CPP contributions, Canada may consider your periods of contribution to the Employment Pension Plan of India, 1995 (PE) as periods of contribution to the CPP to help you meet the eligibility requirements. Canada`s retirement programs that are included in the agreement are the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the old Age Security (OEA) program. . . .