This leaflet is a brief guide to the Social Security Understanding between Ireland and Qu�bec which came into force on 1 October 1994.
The main purpose of the Understanding is to protect the pension rights of people who have worked in Ireland and who have worked or resided in Qu�bec .
The Understanding also deals with the social security status of workers who are sent on temporary assignment from Ireland to Qu�bec and vice versa.
If you do not have enough contributions paid or credited to qualify for an Irish pension based on your Irish record alone, then periods of social insurance and/or residence in Qu�bec may be counted to help you qualify for an Irish pension.
Likewise, if you do not have sufficient periods of social insurance / residence in Qu�bec to qualify for a
Qu�bec pension, reckonable Irish social insurance contributions may be counted to help you qualify for a Qu�bec pension.