Social Insurance Number (SIN)

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.
    Then go to the Service Canada office to request a SIN.

Check CIC website for more information:

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

More information can be found on the Service Canada website:

Information for employers about a SIN that begins with "9"