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Old Age Security Pension

The Old Age Security Pension, the basic retirement plan for which all Canadians are eligible, is granted by the federal government. This is a basic monthly benefit paid on request to persons at least 65 years of age. It may be supplemented by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or the Quebec Pension Plan (RRQ) depending on income. The Old Age Security Pension is exportable if the following eligibility conditions are met:

  • having been a Canadian citizen or legal resident of Canada the day preceding the day when you ceased to live in Canada, and
  • having been a resident of Canada for at least 20 years after reaching age 18.

A reciprocal agreement between France and Canada allows transfer of your Pension Plan benefits. For more information, you can visit the Old Age Security Pension Web Site and read the publications published by Social Development Canada.

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Date Modified:
2016-09-08