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Service Canada
Cochrane District
Social Insurance Number

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Description
Assigns a unique nine-digit number to individuals living in Canada, who wish to work in Canada or receive benefits and services from government programs
Comments
If an individual is interested in applying by mail, they can contact the toll-free number to determine whether or not they are eligible. The website states that an individual must be living 100km or more from the nearest Service Canada location, or have other limitations that prevent them from visiting a Service Canada location. The website lists postal codes that are approved for mailed applications.As of March 31, 2014 Social Insurance Numbers are issued in paper format. Existing plastic cards that are not expired can still be used. There is no fee to apply for or replace a Social Insurance Number.
Eligibility
Every Canadian citizen, newcomer to Canada or temporary resident who wishes to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs
Application Process
  • In person at your local Service Canada centre
  • By mail after downloading the application form from the website or calling 1-800-206-7218 and selecting Option 3 to have an application mailed to you
  • Mail completed application, required documents and payment to: Service Canada, Social Insurance Registration Office, PO Box 7000, Bathurst NB E2A 4T1
  • Newborn Registration Service is available in Ontario through ServiceOntario
Required documents: See list on the website
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(40) Federal Government
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On September 24, 2018

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