Czech Republic
The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Czech Republic was signed on May 24, 2001 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Agreement came into force on January 1, 2003.
 
Republic of Estonia
The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Estonia was signed on February 21, 2005. The Agreement came into force on November 1, 2006.
 
Hungary
The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and Hungary was signed on March 4, 2002 in Budapest, Hungary. The Agreement came into force on October 1, 2003.
 
Latvia
The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Latvia was signed on June 29, 2005 in Riga, Latvia. The Agreement came into force on November 1, 2006.
 
Republic of Lithuania
The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Lithuania was signed on July 5, 2005 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Agreement came into force on November 1, 2006.
 
Slovakia
The Agreement on Social Security between Canada and Slovakia was signed on May 21, 2001 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Agreement came into force on January 1, 2003.
 
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The Old Age Security program covers most persons who live or have lived in Canada. The Old Age Security pension is payable at the age of 65 to persons who meet certain residence conditions. To qualify for this pension in Canada, you normally must have lived in this country for at least 10 years after the age of 18. You normally need 20 years of residence in Canada after the same age to receive an Old Age Security pension outside Canada.
 
Ex. What happens if you do not qualify for a Canadian Old Age Security pension because you have not lived in Canada for the minimum number of years?
Under the Agreement, Canada will consider periods of insurance to the pension program of [country name] after the age of 18 as periods of residence in Canada.