How to Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) during the Pandemic

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Newcomers continue to land in Canada and become Permanent Residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Service Canada Centre gradually opened up since Spring 2021 for in person services.

As of Fall 2021, Newcomers can still get their Social Insurance Numbers in three different ways:

You are still encouraged not to visit Service Canada Centres unless absolutely necessary. And note that walk-in service is offered when capacity allows.

To save time, please use the  eServiceCanada service request form to request help with getting a Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). You will hear back from them within 2 business days. You will be given an in-person appointment when you hear back, if you request cannot be completed on the phone.

* Information of this post is based on the website of the Government of Canada:

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Capacity: the maximum number or amount