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CRA says foreign pension is taxable:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/.../rprtng-ncm/lns101-170/115/frgn/menu-eng.html

However, some foreign governments may pay out social insurance payments to citizens. These payments may not be considered taxable income by the foreign government, and may not show up in their foreign-issued tax receipts. The government also may not have a tax treaty with Canada. Are such payments considered taxable income by the CRA?
 

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Unless there is a tax treaty saying otherwise, yes, it is taxable in Canada. The tax treaties are usually reciprocal agreements in which countries agree not to tax social benefit payments to each others' citizens, if they are already taxed in the country of origin. If the benefit is not being taxed in the country of origin, that is all the more reason why Canada would consider it taxable income to a Canadian tax resident.
 
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