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I am a US citizen who recently became engaged to a Canadian woman. I'm not really sure how their financial system works. It appears to be very similar to the US, except everything has a different name. Doing my homework on RRSPs, it appears they are similar to conventional IRAs.

One thing that I cannot find a Canadian counterpart to is my 401K. In my 401K, my generous employer both matches contributions, and deposits an annual profit-sharing bonus. I am wondering if the same thing exists in Canada. My fiancée is not directly contributing to any plan, but it seems to me that her employer (the Canadian government) is depositing some nominal contributions for her. I want access to that money, ideally rolling it over into an IRA when she comes to live with me in the US.

She is not very financially savvy, and doesn't know what questions to ask. I'm perfectly willing to help, but I want to do some more research. Does anyone have some foolish words of wisdom to share? Thanks in advance.
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