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How to apply for SIN

International students need to take your study permits to apply for the SIN number. Details are as follows: (http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sin/apply/proof.shtml)

A study permit issued by CIC is acceptable only when it indicates that the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada. If neither of these statements is on the study permit, the international students will need to contact CIC to obtain an official “confirmation to work” letter at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-offcampus.asp

Generally, to apply for a SIN to work off campus, a student must:

  1. Have a valid permit
  2. Have a letter of confirmation of enrolment from the institution
  3. Submit a request by completing a Case Specific Enquiry form online

A student who has either “may accept employment” or “may work” statement on the study permit must:

  1. Have a valid permit
  2. Have a letter of confirmation of enrolment from the institution
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