Canada signs social security agreement with Japan

Agreement makes it easier for Canadians working in Japan to qualify for benefits
||Last Updated: 02/28/2006

A new agreement is good news for Canadian employers who send workers to Japan on a short-term basis.

Under the international Social Security Agreement with Japan, Canadian companies and their workers are exempt from contributing to Japan's pension program while they are working in Japan temporarily. Canadian workers can also continue to contribute to the Canada Pension Plan so that their CPP protection will not be interrupted.

The agreement will also ensure that Canadians working and living in Japan for extended periods of time will continue to qualify for social security benefits in both countries.