Social Security Agreement between
Canada and the Republic of Bulgaria
Agreement comes into force March 1,
March 1, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Employment and Social Development Canada
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social
Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, has announced that the Agreement
on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Bulgaria comes into force
today, March 1, 2014. This Agreement will enable Canada and Bulgaria to better
coordinate pension benefits and contributions for people who have lived or
worked in either country. The Agreement will coordinate the operation of
Canada's Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan programs with the comparable
pension programs of Bulgaria.
The Agreement will benefit Canada by:
helping eligible individuals qualify for old age, disability and
survivor benefits based on their affiliation to each country's pension system;
permitting continuity of social security coverage when an
employee is sent to work temporarily in Bulgaria and eliminating situations
where the employer and employee might have to contribute to two countries'
social security programs for the same work. As a result, a Canadian who is sent
to work in Bulgaria can continue to pay into the Canada Pension Plan and is
exempt from paying into the pension program of Bulgaria. This increases the
economic competitiveness of Canadian companies operating abroad.
Canada / Bulgaria Agreement
for Bulgarian Benefits
Here is some important information you
need to consider when completing your application.
AGREEMENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY
THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA AND CANADA