Online SIN Application for Newcomers

3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #44 by KCA Admin

Online application for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) was recently introducded as a response to the temporary closure of Service Canada offices due to COVID-19.

What is a Social Insurance Number?

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9-digit number that you need to work in Canada. A SIN is issued to one person only and it cannot legally be used by anyone else.

What do I need to apply?

To apply for a SIN on-line, you must provide a valid primary document that proves your identity and legal status in Canada; a valid secondary document to confirm your identity; and a proof of address.

As a permanent resident, you will need to provide your Confirmation of Permanent Residence issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

As a temporary resident, you will need to provide either your study permit, work permit or visitor record issued by IRCC, indicating that you are authorized to work in Canada.

Acceptable primary documents for permanent residents include your permanent resident card (PR card) or your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) if you landed less than one year ago. Acceptable primary documents for temporary residents include a valid work permit or study permit.

Acceptable secondary documents for verifying your identity include a passport (Canadian or foreign), a provincial or territorial ID card or driver’s licence, or another piece of government-issued ID.

Acceptable documents for proving your proof of address include correspondence from the government, a financial institution, an educational institution, or a bill addressed to you.

For eligibility and online application please click on the link below:
Last edit: 3 years 2 months ago by KCA Admin.

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