- 1 How do I get a SIN number in Canada?
- 2 How can I get my SIN number online?
- 3 Who can apply for a SIN card in Canada?
- 4 How do I get a SIN number for my child in Canada?
- 5 Can I go to Service Canada without appointment?
- 6 How much does a SIN number cost?
- 7 How do I get my SIN number if I lost it?
- 8 How long does it take to get SIN number in person?
- 9 How can I check my SIN number status?
- 10 Can you work without a SIN number in Canada?
- 11 How do I update my sin?
- 12 Can I apply for sin before landing in Canada?
- 13 What if my SIN number expires?
- 14 How do I find my child’s SIN number?
- 15 Where do I call for SIN number?
How do I get a SIN number in Canada?
Applying by mail a completed and signed SIN application form. If you are unable to print the application form, you can order the form by phone at: 1-866-274-6627 (toll free number ) or, if outside Canada, at 1-506-548-7961 (long distance charges will apply)
How can I get my SIN number online?
To apply online you will need to upload copies of at least 3 different documents:
- a valid primary document that proves your identity and legal status in Canada, and.
- a valid secondary document to confirm your identity, and.
- a proof of address.
Who can apply for a SIN card in Canada?
If you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a temporary resident, you need a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ) to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs. Children who are 12 years of age or older may apply for their own SIN.
How do I get a SIN number for my child in Canada?
Get a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ) for Your Child To get a SIN, you can: Apply Online. Download the SIN Application and return the completed application, along with required documents (originals only; photocopies are not accepted) by mail or in person to any Service Canada Centre.
Can I go to Service Canada without appointment?
Due to physical distancing, space is limited in our offices and biometrics collection is by appointment only. Applicants without an appointment will be unable to submit their biometrics at a Service Canada location until further notice.
How much does a SIN number cost?
There is no fee to apply for a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ).
How do I get my SIN number if I lost it?
Can I Get a Replacement If I’ve Lost my SIN? To replace your lost SIN, you’ll need to visit your local Service Canada branch. If you visit with all the appropriate documents, Service Canada will give you your SIN number on the spot.
How long does it take to get SIN number in person?
You can also apply in person if you cannot apply online or by mail. If you apply in person, you will receive your SIN at the end of the visit (which can take 10 minutes if there is no line). The original documents provided will be returned to you. You can find here your nearest Service Canada Office.
How can I check my SIN number status?
You can confirm the SIN of a current or former employee by contacting Service Canada at 1-866-274-6627.
Can you work without a SIN number in Canada?
Every person working in Canada must have a SIN. If a new employee does not have a SIN, but is eligible to work in Canada, the employer should tell the employee to apply for a SIN at one of our Service Canada Centres—it’s fast, simple and secure.
How do I update my sin?
By law, you must update your SIN record when you change your name. To update or request any changes to your SIN record, you will need to submit an application and provide required documentation.
Can I apply for sin before landing in Canada?
You have to complete your landing and become a PR before you are eligible to apply for a SIN number.
What if my SIN number expires?
Your SIN must be valid. If your SIN has expired, you will have to renew it. If your SIN starts with 9, your employer will also ask to see your work permit. If you are a foreign student, you do not need a work permit to work at an on-campus job.
How do I find my child’s SIN number?
How can I check the status of my child `s SIN application? You can check the status of your child’s SIN application by contacting Service Canada at 1-866-274-6627.
Where do I call for SIN number?
If everything is in order, you will obtain your SIN at the time of your visit. To find the nearest Service Canada Centre, visit our website at Find a Service Canada Office or call 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232).