Retraite Québec holds exclusive intellectual property rights for all the documents, data, compilations, interactive tools, videos, images and other works it produces, regardless of the medium in which the work is embodied. Without limitation, this includes works such as official or administrative texts, annual reports, brochures or other works on paper, but also works on electronic media or any other means by which it would be possible to reproduce them.

Subject to the exceptions provided for in the Copyright Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42), it is prohibited to reproduce, download, store, translate, adapt, publish, communicate to the public, perform in public, sell, alter or index in a database the works that belong to Retraite Québec without prior authorization.

If you want Retraite Québec's authorization to exercise copyright on a work owned by Retraite Québec, you must send us an authorization application by writing to

On your application, you must specify:

  • your full name;
  • your contact information (name of the agency, if applicable, mailing address, email address and telephone number);
  • the title of the work (audio, video or other type of document);
  • the source of the work (preferably: hyperlink, BAnQ or ISBN number);
  • what you intend to do with the work;
    the number of copies required, if applicable;
  • the date on which you want to use the work and the time during which you intend to use it;
  • the name and contact information of the person or agency to which the invoice must be sent, if applicable.  

One application can cover several works (forms, guides, videos, etc.) if they are used or reproduced for the same purposes. If Retraite Québec accepts your application, you will receive an email reply with the terms of use of the work concerned. Unless otherwise indicated, any authorized reproduction must indicate that the copyright of the content belongs to Retraite Québec.

Note that the content available in the Newsroom subsection is free to use. It must therefore be used in accordance with the Copyright Act.   

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