Do I need to update my SIN number after getting PR?
As soon as a decision has been rendered by the IRCC authorizing you to continue to work in Canada, you must apply with your new immigration document to Service Canada for your SIN record to be updated with the new expiry date.
Does your SIN number ever change?
Not really. But you can apply for a new SIN “only if you can prove that your SIN was used fraudulently.” Examples of proof include fraudulent credit card applications using your name and SIN, and T4 employment records (from the CRA) that list employers that you have not worked for.
Do Permanent residents get a SIN number?
If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, you are eligible to apply for a SIN. For temporary residents, only Work Permit and Study Permit (if allowed to work) holders are eligible for a SIN. Children who are at least 12 years old can apply to have their own Social Insurance Number.
Does SIN number change after citizenship?
13 (1) A person who has been assigned a Social Insurance Number that begins with “9” and has since become a Canadian citizen or permanent resident must notify the Commission of that change and of that previously assigned number.
Can I renew my SIN with implied status?
No. If you are on implied status, meaning that you applied to extend your work permit prior to the expiry of your initial permit, you may continue to work under the same conditions of your original permit, even if your SIN is expired. As soon as you receive your new permit, you can apply to renew your SIN.
How do I check if my SIN number is active?
You can confirm the SIN of a current or former employee by contacting Service Canada at 1-866-274-6627. If calling from outside Canada, dial 506-548-7961 (long distance charges apply).
When should I renew my SIN number?
Renewing your SIN
When you get your new work permit, you can renew your SIN. You can give your employer proof that you’ve applied to renew your SIN. Once you get a new expiry date for your SIN, you must give it to your employer within 3 days.
What do I need to renew my SIN number?
Examples of primary documents include:
- birth certificates.
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship from IRCC or CIC or a certificate of registration of birth abroad.
- record of landing verification of landing, status verification.
- visitor record.
- diplomatic identity card.
- work or study permit.
Your Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a confidential number used for income reporting purposes. However, some organizations ask for the SIN for other reasons. The SIN is important to privacy protection. It can open the door to your personal information and can put you at risk of fraud and identity theft.
Does everyone have a SIN number?
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9 digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. A SIN is issued to one person only and it cannot legally be used by anyone else. You are responsible for protecting your SIN.
Can I start working without a SIN number?
Employers must pay wages to foreigners who don’t have social insurance numbers Canada has updated employer compliance rules to specify that foreign workers can still work without a SIN card as long as they are in the process of getting one.
How do you get a Social Security number?
Visit your local SSA office.
You can file your application for an SSN card in person at any SSA office. Be prepared to provide your original documents to prove your age, identity and work-authorized immigration status. All evidence of immigration status and work authorization must be unexpired.