All posts by: SIN Advisor

How to replace my Social Insurance Number (SIN) card?

Service Canada SIN office no longer issues SIN cards since 2014. Since then, a paper format was issued to replace the card version. This paper format is called the Confirmation of SIN paper and does not have any security features... Read More

How long does it take to process a SIN number?

In Person Right away at local Service Canada centre. Adults over the age of majority must present themselves with appropriate Primary Documents (e.g. Canadian birth certification, IRCC immigration document, etc) and supporting documents. If you are applying your SIN in... Read More

SIN start with number 1 for people in Ontario

1xx Series SIN (Atlantic and Ontario region) Social Insurance Number applicants in Ontario might have noticed their SIN start with the number 1 series, which is the same as for people living in the Atlantic region. Social Insurance office started... Read More

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.... Read More

How to cancel SIN due to death

How to report a death to Service Canada to disactivate the SIN When someone passes away in a Canadian province, the provincial vital statistics agency automatically notifies the SIN Program, therefore you do not have to do so. If the... Read More

Social Insurance Office contact number

To contact Service Canada Social Insurance office for your SIN application inquiry, please call: in Canada 1-866-274-6627 TTY: 1-800-926-9105 outside Canada 1-506-548-7961 NOTE* The agent at the local Service Canada centre are able to issue SIN as general agent. In... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

SIN Online Application Overview —

  What you need before you apply 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,... Read More

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... Read More