Canada. Social Insurance Numbers

Memos and Bulletins

Public Comments Social Insurance cards are no longer issued * instead, applicants receive confirmation of their Social Insurance Number by letter

Contact Information

Office Phone 1-866-274-6627
TTY Phone 1-800-926-9105

Agency Information

Legal Status (40) Federal Government

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Confidential number that is needed to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and services
  • number may be collected by institutions where interest or incomes are earned, such as banks, credit unions, trust companies
  • legislated users include employers, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, Veterans Affairs, Canada Student Loan program

Program of Employment and Social Development Canada, delivered by Service Canada
Hours Telephone information service Mon-Sun 24 hours, call Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm to speak to an agent
Areas Served Canada
Boundaries Canada
Eligibility Canadian citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents
  • children 12 years and older can apply
Application Apply online, by mail or in person at a Service Canada Centre
Original primary document (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship certificate or permanent resident/landed immigrant card) required as proof of identity and status in Canada
  • original supporting document (marriage certificate, legal change of name document or adoption papers) required if name on primary document is different from name currently used
Languages English, French
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
Toronto, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Social Insurance Registration Office; PO Box 7000 
Bathurst, NB 
Canada E2A 4T1
Physical Access Not Applicable

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading ID (Identification)
Service Categories Social Insurance Number Documentation

Agency Overview

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