Service Canada - Algoma District

Service: Social Insurance Number

Description & Services
Public Comments If an individual is interested in applying by mail, they can contact the toll-free number to determine whether or not they are eligible. The website states that an individual must be living 100km or more from the nearest Service Canada location, or have other limitations that prevent them from visiting a Service Canada location. The website lists postal codes that are approved for mailed applications.  
 
As of March 31, 2014 Social Insurance Numbers are issued in paper format. Existing plastic cards that are not expired can still be used. There is no fee to apply for or replace a Social Insurance Number.
Description (Service) Assigns a unique nine-digit number to individuals living in Canada, who wish to work in Canada or receive benefits and services from government programs
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Toll-free Phone Line: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
 
Every Canadian citizen, newcomer to Canada or temporary resident who wishes to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs
Application
  • In person at your local Service Canada centre 
  • By mail after downloading the application form from the website or calling 1-800-206-7218 and selecting Option 3 to have an application mailed to you 
  • Mail completed application, required documents and payment to: Service Canada, Social Insurance Registration Office, PO Box 7000, Bathurst NB E2A 4T1 
  • Newborn Registration Service is available in Ontario through ServiceOntario
 
Required documents:  
See list on the website
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-206-7218 Option 3
TTY Phone 1-800-926-9105
Website www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin.html
Site Location Federal Government Building
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 22 Bay St, 1st Fl
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5S2
 
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Intersection Bay St and Gore St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal