International Social Security Agreements

The Gouvernement du Québec has social security agreements with 34 countries. Our Bureau des ententes de sécurité sociale (BESS) is responsible for the application of these agreements. The agreements allow workers:

See also

The table of signatory countries. It gives:

  • the worker an overview of the types of benefits that could be paid by the countries that have signed a social security agreement '
  • the various contributions employers and employees who have a certificate of coverage must make for social benefits
  • links to download the forms needed by employers and self-employed workers to request a certificate of coverage for France and the United States of America.

List of countries that have a social security agreement with Québec

The following countries have signed a social security agreement with Québec under which it is possible to apply for a pension or obtain a certificate of coverage.

Austria Barbados Belgium Brazil
Chile Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Dominica Finland France
Germany Greece Hungary Ireland
Italy Jamaica Luxembourg Malta
Morocco Netherlands Norway Philippines
Portugal Romania Saint Lucia Slovakia
Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Turkey
United States of America Uruguay
Table of the signatory countries

Do you need help? Feel free to make an appointment with one of our representatives.

To find out more...

By email

By telephone
Montréal region: 514 866-7332, extension 7801
Toll-free: 1 800 565-7878, extension 7801

By mail
Bureau des ententes de sécurité sociale
Retraite Québec
1055, boulevard René-Lévesque Est, 13e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4S5

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