While these two objectives are important, this article will focus only on how agreements fill gaps in coverage. A list of all the countries with which Canada has agreements and explanations on each agreement is available on the Service Canada website. In addition, many countries have complex social security systems, such as social security systems. B that depend on the nature of the work. In these cases, a totalization agreement should set out very explicit policies and restrictions that may not apply in other countries. Social security tax treaties, such as income tax conventions, supersede the domestic law of countries that are parties to a particular agreement. Social insurance agreements are commonly referred to as “totalization agreements.” The main objective of the social security conventions is to ensure that salaried workers and self-employed workers are not required to contribute to the social security systems of both countries for the same work or to collect social security benefits in both schemes. The U.S.-Canadian Social Security Agreement also provides that people who intend to live and work for five years or less in the host country must continue to contribute in their home country and not in the host country system. Dear Doug, great and useful contributions, thank you very much. My case is this: worked in Romania for ten years between 1990 and 2000, lived and worked in Canada for six years (all taxes paid), from 2001 to 2006, then moved to Romania to be my aging parents, where I have since my residency and work. Question 1: Given that the international social security agreement with Romania will come into force on 01.11.2011, does it apply retroactively if the aforementioned six Canadian years are taken into account (and into account)? This is intended for totalization in both countries, I would decide to apply at the age of 65.
Maybe it`s Romania. Question 2: What Canadian pension benefits would I be entitled to if I added up the three contribution segments? Here`s an off-wall question for you… I worked 28 quarters in the U.S. – the balance of my working life was in Canada (I`m 74 years old). I collect OAS/CPP…. The international agreements I recently signed have allowed me to obtain rights based on my work history. During my investigations, I could see that my contributions to US Soc Sec amounted to a total of $34,000.00 (USD), plus my employer made the same….. That was in 2009, when I came back to Canada.
For almost 10 years, $68,000.00 has been sitting in the American SocSec pool…… I am grateful to have been qualified for the benefits of SocSec us, but the fact is that $68,000 – interest over 9 years was rightly mine – partial benefits for my working time in the United States. But my question is this: shouldn`t there be a contract or process that would allow me to recover the essential contributions I made to Medicare unemployment insurance, which I was not allowed to use as a NT worker? It just seems that these funds were once again part of the benefits package that me and my employer were… Are you aware of this situation? Any guide would be helpful.