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. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/amend.asp
Then go to the Service Canada office to request a SIN.
Check CIC website for more information: http://www.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:
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
More information can be found on the Service Canada website: