You no longer live in Québec
If you are already receiving your retirement pension under the Québec Pension Plan, you will continue to receive it, wherever you live. We can make your payments by direct deposit in many countries.
Where must you apply for your retirement pension?
- If you have always worked in Québec, but now live elsewhere in Canada, you therefore contributed to the Québec Pension Plan. You must apply for your pension under the Québec Pension Plan from Retraite Québec.
- If you have worked in Québec and elsewhere in Canada, and now live elsewhere in Canada, you therefore contributed to both the Québec Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan. You must apply for your pension from Employment and Social Development Canada. You can also contact this agency by phone at 1 800 622-6232.
- If you have worked in Québec and elsewhere in Canada and now live outside Canada, you retain all of the rights you accumulated under both plans and you can apply to receive a retirement pension from the plan that applied in your last province of residence in Canada. If your last province of residence was Québec, you can apply for your pension from Retraite Québec.
How to apply for your retirement pension
Use our Application for a Retirement Pension under the Québec Pension Plan
to find out, in most cases, the amount
of your pension.
How often are payments made?
Your pension is paid on the last working day of the month.
Sign up for direct deposit to receive your payments in your bank account.
Living outside Canada?
In certain cases, your pension can be paid by direct deposit in the currency
of your country of residence. See the list of
countries or territories where direct deposit is currently offered.