Among the 50 countries are the United States, France, Germany, Australia, Japan and many small countries. Canada has only a limited agreement with the United Kingdom. Hello Binu – I am not an expert on the contribution aspect of one of the agreements, but I think there are very limited options, depending on your status in Canada and the type of employer you work for. Revenue Canada would be the authority in this area. Have decided to reach an agreement to this end and, although the agreements with Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Japan do not use the residency rule as the main determinant of self-employment coverage, each of them contains a provision to ensure that workers are insured and taxed in a single country. For more information on these agreements, click here on our website or in writing to the Social Security Administration (SSA) under the Conclusion section, below. Brent – Yes, I am almost certain that, under the Canada-U.S. agreement, you will be entitled to U.S. Social Security. I live in Canada all the time and emigrated with my family from Trinidad in 2003, where I lived for 49 years. I participated for 24 years in the social security program in Trinidad, including the three years between 2003 and 2006, when I was living in Canada, but I was employed in a Trinidadian company. Between 2006 and 2009, I worked for a Canadian company in a 28-day rotation cycle to Algeria. Between 2010 and mid-2017, my job required long absences from Canada to the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland.

I have consistently maintained my public relations status since the first edition of 1997, paid annual cra taxes from 2003 to 2017 and submitted returns for 2018 and 2019. I receive a PPP of 1716 USD and I applied in January 2019 oAS, GIS and spouse assistance. In February 2019, Service Canada informed me that I was not eligible for the OAS because I had not met the minimum requirement of 10 years of stay in Canada. My case was sent to International Operations for further evaluation. Hello Joe – The agreement allows you to meet the 20-year requirement for OAA payment outside of Canada, but the amount of your OAS is based solely on residence in Canada, so it is 15/40th out of $600 -$225 per month. The single-family home rule in U.S. agreements generally applies to workers whose interventions in the host country are expected to last 5 years or less. The 5-year limit for leave for exempt workers is much longer than the limit normally set by agreements in other countries.