Question: How Do I Replace My SIN Card?

Does Service Canada ask for SIN number over the phone?

However, Service Canada and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre have confirmed these calls are fraudulent and that fraudsters are masking their phone number with legitimate government phone numbers in an effort to gain access to personal or financial information.

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Can I get my SIN number online?

To get a SIN, you can: Apply Online. Download the SIN Application and return the completed application, along with required documents (originals only; photocopies are not accepted) by mail or in person to any Service Canada Centre.

Are SIN cards still issued?

As of 31 March 2014, Service Canada no longer issues plastic SIN cards. Instead, an individual will receive a paper “Confirmation of SIN letter”.

How do I know if someone is using my SIN number?

If you suspect someone is using your SIN or have been victim of fraudFile a report with the police. … Report the fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre on their website or by calling 1-888-495-8501. … Contact Canada’s 2 major credit bureaus to tell them you have been a victim of identity fraud: … Review both credit reports.More items…•

How do I get a replacement SIN card?

Replacement of a lost or stolen Social Insurance (SIN) Card To apply for a replacement Social Insurance Number, you must complete an application form. Application forms may be picked up at your local Service Canada office or you can download one from their website.

Can I change my SIN number?

You can ask for a new SIN only if you can prove that your SIN was used fraudulently. However, getting a new SIN will not necessarily protect you from fraud or identity theft.

Does Service Canada still issue SIN cards?

Service Canada is now issuing SINs in paper format (confirmation of SIN letter). Production of the plastic SIN card has stopped, however, SIN cards that are not expired and are currently in circulation can still be used.

Can I update my sin online?

Applying for a SIN You can apply online or by mail to: … to amend your SIN record.

What if my SIN number expires?

Your SIN must be valid. That means, it cannot be expired. If your SIN has expired, you will have to renew it. If your SIN starts with 9, your employer will also ask to see your work permit.

How do I get my SIN number if I lost it?

Lost or stolen SIN If your confirmation of SIN letter or SIN card was lost or stolen, Service Canada will not issue a new SIN. If you don’t remember your SIN, you can find it on your income tax return or you can request a confirmation of your SIN from Service Canada.

Does Service Canada contact you by phone?

1 800 O-Canada is a general information service and does not usually make unsolicited attempts to contact Canadians. In very rare cases, Service Canada may unexpectedly contact you in the course of delivering Government of Canada services.

Where can I get my SIN number?

To replace your lost SIN, you’ll need to visit your local Service Canada branch. If you visit with all the appropriate documents, Service Canada will give you your SIN number on the spot.

Is it safe to give last 4 digits of sin?

Last 4 digits to identify to make sure you’re unique in the company. Typical of banks and larger orgs. There’s nothing sneaky about the last 4 digits being used for anything illicit or wrong. Could be a scam if they need this info before hiring.

Does your SIN number change when you become a permanent resident?

Your SIN it’s not in your PR card nor WP. It’s your inmigration client number, and it doesn’t change ever. Just go right away to Service Canada and get a PR SIN, a piece of paper, notify it to your employer, former employers and banks.