Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Check related information on CIC website for new procedure on applying SIN for working off-campus:

If you are holding a Study Permit issued after June 1, 2014 (with a remark says that you may work off-campus), you could go to Service Canada office to apply SIN directly. See Service Canada St Catharines office's address below.

If you are holding a Study Permit issued before June 1, 2014 or without the remark indicating that you may work off-campus, you must submit a request for an amendment to your study permit before you can apply for a SIN. There is no fee for this request.

Check CIC website for more information:


Then go to Service Canada office to request SIN.

You will receive the SIN the same time you visit Service Canada office. 

Service Canada office in St. Catharines:

Service Canada
Henley Square
395 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, ON, L2N 7N6
Telephone: 1 800 206 7218 option 3
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

More information on Service Canada website:

Information for employers on SIN begins with "9"