Social Insurance Number (SIN) Clinics with York International and Service Canada
Get your Social Insurance Number processed on campus!
Service Canada will offer on-campus Social Insurance Number (SIN) transactions for international students who have valid Study Permits. Book your appointment using the link below!
Register Here!Social Insurance Number for International Students: You need a SIN from Service Canada to work in Canada or to get benefits and services from government programs. To apply for a SIN, your study permit must have a condition on it allowing you to work. e.g. “May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186(f), (v) or (w).” https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2002-227/section-186.htmlWhat to bring for SIN Clinic To apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN), to request a confirmation of your SIN or to amend your SIN record, you must provide a valid primary document (link:https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/required-documents.html?_ga=1.190343659.1985366058.1435347831#primary) that proves your identity and legal status in Canada. Please bring valid identity documents as follow: Primary document (study permit* or work permit) AND Passport / Photo ID issued by Canadian government (e.g. Ontario driver’s license) *study permit must indicate the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada. Electronic copies such as a picture from your phone will not be accepted. Before you start working, check that you are eligible to work on campus (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/work-on-campus.html) and/or work off campus(https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/work-off-campus.html). If you have any questions about your eligibility to work on or off campus, please contact an international student advisor (https://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/international-student-advising/). What if I am eligible to work but I don’t have the condition? If your study permit mistakenly doesn’t have these conditions, but you meet the criteria, you can request to amend your study permit (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/request-amend-record-landing-confirmation-permanent-residence-valid-temporary-resident-documents.html). If you weren’t eligible to work when your study permit was issued, but you are now, you should apply for a study permit extension (https://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/immigration-application-resources/#extension). You will have to explain in your application that you are now eligible and want to have a condition allowing you to work on your new study permit. Once you have the new study permit, you can apply for a SIN. *Note*: Each student should select one appointment. Each appointment will last for approximately 10 minutes. If there are cancelations or no-shows, Service Canada will accept drop-it.