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29 Nov 2013

Social security agreements with India and Romania

Minister Jean-François Lisée has signed social security agreements with India and Romania to improve the mobility of Québec workers.

Signed on November 26 during an official visit by the Federal Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi, the agreement with India will facilitate worker mobility by coordinating India and Québec’s social security systems.

It will allow employers and workers to continue to contribute to the pension scheme of their territory of origin without having to contribute to the applicable scheme of the foreign location where they work.

“The agreement signed today is an historic event since it is the first agreement signed between the Québec and Indian governments. The agreement makes Québec much more attractive for Indian companies and improves workforce mobility for Québec companies that have set up shop in India or would like to do so,” the Minister explained.

Entente en matière de sécurité sociale entre le Québec et la République de l'Inde et Arrangement administratif pour l'application de l'Entente
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Québec Government Office in Mumbai


Romania


On November 19, Minister Lisée also signed a social security agreement with Maria Ligor, the Romanian Ambassador to Canada, in Quebec City.

The Minister is pleased about this agreement, which will allow Québec and Romanian companies to take advantage of coordinated legislation in both territories as concerns retirement, disability, surviving spouse, health and occupational injury and disease benefits.

“The negotiation and conclusion of this agreement that we are signing today reflects the desire of both our governments to cooperate in the area of social security and ensure the retention of acquired rights so that people and workers enjoy greater mobility," stated Minister Lisée.

Entente en matière de sécurité sociale entre le gouvernement du Québec et le gouvernement de la Roumanie, Arrangement administratif pour l'application de l'Entente et Protocole à l'Arrangement administratif pour l'application de l'Entente(French Only)

Plan de développement du Commerce extérieur (PDCE)(French Only)

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