Social Insurance Number

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required to work in Canada. Some banking institutions also require a SIN to open an account. Staff members are advised to obtain a SIN for themselves and all family members. Documents presented must be originals, in English or French, translated if necessary, and supporting documents may be required. Consult Service Canada and SIN - What you need before you apply.

Where to go

Service Canada

Guy-Favreau Complex
200 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, Suite 034
Telephone: 1-800-206-7218

 

What to bring

Canadian citizens

You must provide an original of one of the following:

Permanent residents

You must provide an original of one of the following:

  • Permanent resident card
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence
  • Record of Landing
  • Verification of Landing
  • Status Verification or Verification of Status

Temporary residents

You must provide an original of one of the following:

  • Work permit
  • Study permit
  • Visitor record
  • Diplomatic identity card and a work authorization
 

 

Staff members on a Temporary Work Permit must renew their SIN following receipt of a new Temporary Work Permit.

 

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