Social Insurance Number

The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number used in the administration of various Canadian government programs.

You will require a SIN to work in Canada or to receive government benefits. Apply in person at a Service Canada Centre.

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When you apply, you must have the following original documents with you: 

Work permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

OR

Study permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada indicating that you are authorized to work in Canada.

  • A study permit must indicate the permit holder “may accept employment” or “may work” in Canada; or
  • A study permit and a “confirmation to work off campus” letter issued by IRCC.

If neither of these requirements is met, you must contact IRCC to verify if you are eligible to apply for a condition change or amended Study Permit.

Find out more about working in Canada while enrolled at Red River College.

WORK AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Find more information and supports for working in and immigrating to Canada.

WORK AND IMMIGRATION