Under the agreement, qualified individuals will be able to:
Obtain a certificate of coverage for work abroad
Receive a pension from a foreign country.
In parallel, the Government of Québec has renewed the social security agreement currently in effect with Greece and included a number of new health insurance provisions.
“In light of efforts to attract companies and qualified workers from around the world, these social security agreements, together with the agreement with France concerning the mutual recognition of professional qualifications, provide Québec with a comparative advantage by removing various obstacles to labour mobility,” said Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations and Minister Responsible for La Francophonie.
Since 1979, Québec has concluded reciprocal social security agreements with 31 foreign governments. These international agreements are designed to ensure that foreign nationals relocating to Québec and Québec residents wishing to move to another country receive the social security benefits to which they are entitled in their home country, as well as in their host country. Signing a reciprocal agreement means that workers and, as applicable, their employers, do not have to contribute to two social security systems.