What is a Social Insurance Number?
A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. You should apply for a SIN if you plan to work in Canada. Be sure you understand the eligibility requirements to work on campus and off campus.
How do I get it?
You apply in person at a Service Canada Centre for a SIN. Be sure to take the required documents, which are described in detail below.
Where do I get it?
The closest Service Canada Centre to UBC is the West Broadway Centre. You can also search for a location near you.
- 1263 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
- Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
- Take the 99 B-Line bus, get off at Granville Street, and walk three blocks east