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Welcome to SINCanada.ca

There has been a lot of questions and mis-information on how to properly submit the online SIN application with the recent launch of online SIN application by government of Canada. This site is created to help answer general questions on Canadian Social Insurance Number application. SINCanada.ca is an independent blogsite that is not affiliated with the government.


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Release of digital Canadian citizenship certificate

The Government of Canada will start implementing the digital version of the Canadian Citizenship Certificate starting June 27, 2022. The e-certificate is a valid proof of Canadian citizenship. If you have participated in the pilot project and have received an e-certificate, you can  download, save and print the e-certificate  use it to access services and benefits the...
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Proof of address for Social Insurance Number SIN application

* * * IMPORTANT NOTE * * * Starting April 2023, Service Canada Social Insurance Number office no longer requires applicants to submit proof of address for their online application.   A proof of address is a document that confirms the address indicated in the online SIN application. The Confirmation of SIN paper will be...
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SIN start with number 1 for people in Ontario

SIN start with number 1 for people in Ontario...
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View my SIN through My Service Canada Account

Social Insurance Number in MSCA You can view your Social Insurance Number (SIN) in My Service Canada Account (MSCA). Once registered or signed in to MSCA, you will be able to view your: SIN names as they appear on the SIN record SIN expiry date (if applicable) SIN applications are submitted using a separate method...
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SIN Online Application Overview

SIN Online Application Overview...
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How to cancel SIN due to death

How to cancel SIN due to death...
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Social Insurance Office contact number

Social Insurance Office contact number...
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How to replace my Social Insurance Number (SIN) card?

How to replace my Social Insurance Number (SIN) card?...
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How long does it take to process a SIN number

How long does it take to process a SIN number...
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SIN Paper Application Form (NAS2021)

If you are applying online or in-person at a Service Canada Centre, you do not need to complete this application form. Download Social Insurance Number paper application form, Click here...
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New Restrictions on Work Hours for International Students in Canada Starting May 2024

New Restrictions on Work Hours for International Students in Canada Starting May 2024...
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2024 Easter Holiday Service Canada Social Insurance office closure

Please be advised that the Service Canada Social Insurance in-person offices and call centre will be closed on Friday, March 29th, and Monday, April 1st, 2024. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024. Note: Service Canada will experience an increased volume of clients after the long weekend. If you are not in a...
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How to protect your Social Insurance Number

How to protect your SIN Your SIN (social insurance number) is confidential and it’s important to protect it from fraudulent use. If your SIN falls into the wrong hands, it could be used to obtain personal information and invade your privacy. When the SIN is not linked to you as its rightful owner, another person could...
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Social Insurance Number Eligibility

Quick Facts The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9 digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits.  A SIN is issued to one person only and it cannot legally be used by anyone else. You are responsible for protecting your SIN. Store any document...
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How to verify or confirm my Social Insurance Number

The company/employer can confirm the SIN of a current or former employee by contacting Service Canada at 1-866-274-6627. If calling from outside Canada, please call 506-548-7961 (long distance charges apply). Employers will need to provide their business number issued by Canada Revenue Agency, along with necessary information to verify the identity of their company as...
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Service Canada Christmas Holidays Closures

Please be advised that the Federal Government Social Insurance offices (call centre and in-person) will be closed to the general public on Monday December 25th and Tuesday December 26th, 2022.  Regular business hour resume starting Wednesday December 27th, 2023...
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2023 Service Canada Centre Statutory Holidays Closures

Please be advised that the Federal Government Service Canada Centres (call centre and in-person) will be closed to the general public on the following statutory holidays in 2023: New Year’s Day – Sunday, January 1 (Service centres closed Monday, January 2) Good Friday – Friday, April 7 Easter Monday – Monday, April 10 Victoria Day –...
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Service Canada Centres closure – 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools are never forgotten. The federal government recently passed legislation in 2021 to make September 30th a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Due to the newly observed federal government holiday, all Service...
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Canada Child Benefit (CCB) 2023 payment dates

The Canada child benefit (CCB) is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. The CCB may include the child disability benefit and any related provincial and territorial programs. For more details about CCB, please visit...
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Service Canada Strike Service Disruption

The Government of Canada is committed to negotiating collective agreements that are fair for employees and reasonable for taxpayers. However, bargaining groups representing approximately 159,000 public servants may be in a legal strike position as early as mid-April. These employees provide a range of services for the public. In the event of a labour disruption...
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