Social insurance number
You will require a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada or receive government benefits. A SIN is a nine-digit number used to administer Canadian government programs.
Getting a Social Insurance Number
To get a Social Insurance Number, go to a Canada-Alberta Service Centre (CASC) or Service Canada Centre (SCC) or apply in writing. CASC is a centre operated through the cooperation of the governments of Alberta and Canada and SCC is a centre operated by only the Government of Canada.
You will need to show originals of required documents.
What you need to know
Find out important information before applying to immigrate to Alberta.
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Date Updated: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:43:40