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Social Insurance Number

International students must apply for a SIN in person at the Service Canada Office (address below). Students are required to present their study permits when applying for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

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 student will need to submit a request for an amendment to their study permit before a SIN application can be completed.  If the study permit indicates that you cannot work off campus and you have recently entered a program of study which makes you eligible to work off campus, then you will need to apply for a new study permit. If you need assistance or advice on the process, please refer to our Immigration Advising Services. 

For more information about working off-campus please visit

Service Canada
223 Churchill Avenue

You can get Metrobus (Route #2) in front of Arts building on the opposite side of the street