There is a rather sympathetic article at the CBC about immigrants having to prove that they actually have lived the necessary time in Canada to get OAS. I do not like to see governments give its citizen a hard time, but you also have to be realistic.
Canada is already known as a soft-touch money wise. We cannot just give everyone that applies OAS. This is coming from our taxes and I think that it is realistic that people who apply have to prove that they have fulfilled the residency requirements. Surely if they lived and worked in Canada, there would be tax records. Also companies keep records of employees for a surprising long time.
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