Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Check related information on CIC website for new procedure on applying for a SIN for working off campus.

  • If you are holding a Study Permit with remarks saying that you may work off campus, you could go to Service Canada office to apply directly for a SIN. See Service Canada St. Catharines office’s address below.
  • If you are holding a Study Permit without the remarks 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. cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/amend.asp
    • Then go to the Service Canada office to request a SIN. When applying this amendment, you will need a letter from Brock to confirm your current enrolment.
    • Undergraduate students can download the request form.
      Please select the Visa Extension on the request form or go to the Registrar’s office: Schmon Tower 301
    • Graduate students can download the request form at: brocku.ca/graduate-studies/current-students/student-forms
      Please select Verification of Status Form from the above website and then check the “Confirmation of Enrolment”on the form or go to the Faculty of Graduate Studies office: Mackenzie Chown Complex D250

Check CIC website for more information: cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-offcampus.asp

You will receive the SIN when you visit Service Canada office.

The Service Canada office in St. Catharines:

Service Canada
Henley Square
395 Ontario Street
St. Catharines, ON, L2N 7N6
Telephone: 1 800 206 72181 800 206 7218 FREE option 3
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm