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Gettin New SIN Number

prapplicant1

Star Member
Aug 18, 2019
55
5
Hello,

We finished landing (flagpole on US border) on March 15 and became PR. After self-isolation, Service Canada is closed and could not get the new SIN number.

*Is there someone who applied SIN after Service Canada closed? Service Canada web site says that they accept only urgent applications.

*Can we use our old expired sin numbers (Starts with 9), which are already expired awhile ago, till everything backs to normal?

Thanks
 
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canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,633
7,056
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
Hello,

We finished landing (flagpole on US border) on March 15 and became PR. After self-isolation, Service Canada is closed and could not get the new SIN number.

*Is there someone who applied SIN after Service Canada closed? Service Canada web site says that they accept only urgent applications.

*Can we use our old expired sin numbers (Starts with 9), which are already expired awhile ago, till everything backs to normal?

Thanks
You can keep using your expired SIN. Once you get your permanent SIN, it is all linked.
 

Trinizoey

Star Member
Dec 17, 2019
69
25
32
Trinidad and Tobago
Category........
FSW
Visa Office......
Ottawa
NOC Code......
1131
App. Filed.......
15-05-2019
AOR Received.
15-05-2019
Passport Req..
30-01-2020
I landed as a FSW and I am afraid to mail my passport and copr for to get a SIN. What can I go?
 

steaky

VIP Member
Nov 11, 2008
9,642
606
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
I landed as a FSW and I am afraid to mail my passport and copr for to get a SIN. What can I go?
I wondered if you can refrain from getting a SIN until the covid ended and go for a temporary tax number.
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,633
7,056
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
I landed as a FSW and I am afraid to mail my passport and copr for to get a SIN. What can I go?
You need a SIN if you want to work, so the choice is up to you. People mail their passports all the time. You can send it registered and tracked.
 

jokepoke

Member
Feb 27, 2020
12
2
Just applied for a post-grad work permit and have implied status here. I have an expired 900 number SIN and i need to work. Sent in a SIN online application (only that and mail applications are available right now) last week. No estimation at all for how long the application will take, and they're not answering the phone hotline or the online inquiry that i sent.

Not eligible for financial aid and I don't know if I can use my expired SIN number right now for work. Not sure what to do, not sure what to expect.
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,633
7,056
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
Just applied for a post-grad work permit and have implied status here. I have an expired 900 number SIN and i need to work. Sent in a SIN online application (only that and mail applications are available right now) last week. No estimation at all for how long the application will take, and they're not answering the phone hotline or the online inquiry that i sent.

Not eligible for financial aid and I don't know if I can use my expired SIN number right now for work. Not sure what to do, not sure what to expect.
Already answered above.
 

canuck_in_uk

VIP Member
May 4, 2012
31,633
7,056
Visa Office......
London
App. Filed.......
06/12
I saw that... Can I ask how it is that you know that? I just really don't want to be given a job offer but turned down because the number is expired. I haven't read anything about the expired numbers anywhere.
Employers can't tell if a SIN is expired. They are required to verify that a person has a permit authorizing them to work. As long as a person has the right to work, the employer will accept the SIN. The issue you will face is that some employers don't understand Implied Status and may not hire you because of that.

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/ei/ei-list/ei-employers-sin.html