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Social Insurance Number

Applying for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)

The 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 must apply for a SIN through Service Canada. Click here for a link to all of the Service Canada offices in Nova Scotia.

Click here for complete information on how to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN).