The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number used in the administration of various Canadian government programs. As an international student you will need to obtain a SIN in order to work in Canada.
Obtaining a SIN Number
What to bring:
- Your study permit
- Certificate of enrollment (from Carleton Central under ‘Online Applications’)
You can apply for a SIN at a Service Canada centre:
- Goverment Service Centre – 110 Laurier Ave. W
- Ottawa East Service Canada Centre – Beacon Hill Shopping Centre – 2339 Ogilvie Rd.
- Ottawa West Service Canada Centre – Lincoln Fields Galleria – 2525 Carling Ave.
Phone: 1 -800-206-7218
More information can be found on the Government of Canada website.