I’m a senior. Can I get Old Age Security?
Question & AnswerI’m a senior. Can I get Old Age Security?
Learn about countries with social security agreements
A social security agreement is a legal agreement between Canada and another country. It co-ordinates government pensions for people who've lived or worked in both countries. So if you've lived or worked in a country that Canada has an agreement with, you may be able to get one or both of:
- a pension from the other country
If you die, your spouse, , or children may also be eligible for benefits. But this depends on what's in the agreement that applies to you.
How a social security agreement works
When Canada has an agreement with another country, the time you reside or pay into a pension plan in that country may be counted as part of the time you resided in Canada. This could help you meet the residency requirements to qualify for OAS.