SIN

Social Insurance Number

After you have successfully obtained your Work Permit, you can apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) which is required to receive a salary in Canada. To apply, go to the nearest Service Canada location.

About Getting a SIN

If you DO NOT have a valid Work Permit:

  • U of M student card
  • Original Study Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that states the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada.
  • Passport

NOTE:  If your Study Permit does not contain either of these statements, you must bring a study permit and a “confirmation to work off-campus” letter issued by IRCC (previously called Citizenship and Immigration Canada – CIC) prior to February 6, 2015.

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If you have a valid Work Permit:

  • Original Work Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • U of M student card (if you are a student)
  • Passport

There is no fee to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).