TN 16 (11-96)
RS 02001.300 General Information - U.S. Canadian Agreement
The following sections provide a summary of the coverage provisions of the agreement
with Canada and the understanding with Quebec. The provisions of the agreement and
the understanding are virtually identical. Therefore, unless otherwise specified,
references to the agreement will include the understanding with Quebec.
One of the purposes of the agreement is to eliminate dual coverage (i.e., situations
where a worker is covered under the laws of both countries with respect to the same
services.) The agreement is intended to eliminate dual coverage and taxation by continuing
the worker's coverage only under the system of the country to whose economy the worker
has the more direct connection. Specific information on how the agreement is to be
applied is contained in the following sections.