Social Insurance Number
Apply in Person
1 – Get an application form online or from your local Service Canada Centre
2 – Complete application
3 – Collect the documents required
4 – Take your application and documents to your local Service Canada Centre
If you meet all the requirements, you can get your number the day you hand in the application. Service Canada will mail you a SIN card within 10 business days. There is no application fee for your first SIN.
Online application: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eforms/forms/nas-2120-(09-12)e.pdf
Service Canada Centres
Information on documents required to apply for SIN:
Apply by Mail
You can also apply by mail. You have to send your original documents (not photocopies) with your application.
Send your completed application and original documents to:
This takes about 3 weeks. There is no application fee for your first SIN.
More information on Social Insurance Number (SIN) http://www.settlement.org/sys/faqs_detail.asp?faq_id=4001100 http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/sin/index.shtml