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Gettin New SIN Number

Nish2020

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Oct 27, 2020
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Hi Everyone
I am moving to Canada in few days on workpermit. Can someone suggest me what is the best option to apply for SIN?Can I just walk in to Service Canada after my quarantine is over?
Please let me know
Thanks
 

Nish2020

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Oct 27, 2020
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bluffmaster88

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Jun 5, 2015
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Hi thank you for replying, I don’t have any address neither I know any one over there. In online application it’s asking for proof of address. I saw other option is mail which I don’t think much comfortable. Does any one know if I can just walk in Service Canada after 14 days? I have been trying calling them but no luck so far.
They temporarily stopped walk-ins. You may need to book appointment.
 

Nish2020

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Oct 27, 2020
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They temporarily stopped walk-ins. You may need to book appointment.
Oh I see. Ok I will try to apply online with air bnb address. Do you know if we receive any confirmation receipt when we apply. So mean time I can provide this to my employer? So for asking too many questions just kind of confused.
 

bluffmaster88

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Jun 5, 2015
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Oh I see. Ok I will try to apply online with air bnb address. Do you know if we receive any confirmation receipt when we apply. So mean time I can provide this to my employer? So for asking too many questions just kind of confused.
Employer would ask for actual SIN number. They would not accept acknowledgement receipt. You have to discuss this with your employer.
 

Nish2020

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Oct 27, 2020
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How Airbnb address can be used for proof of address? Is printing the Airbnb invoice enough for the proof of address?
Hi, yes I don’t think air bnb receipt will be valid. I am trying to contact them. Other way I guess is to put friend address if we know someone.
 

SaraRahul

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Jun 15, 2019
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Hi all ...
Thank you all for the support and guidance and answering any questions that I had raised. We have received the PR cards and this post is to give a final update and timeline with my application and also my dependent’s application.

My application :
COPR - Jan 15 2020
Landing date - June 25 2020
PR card application linked to profile - June 27
SIN Application (online) - July 11
SIN received - July 21
PR card Photos resubmission request - Sept 28
Photos reached Nova Scotia Sydney - Sept 30
Ghost update - October 14th
Approval Email and message on profile - Oct 16th
PR card delivered - Oct 22nd.

Dependent’s application -
COPR - Jan 15 2020
Landing date - June 25 2020
PR card application linked to profile - Sept 1 ( His profile had issues with some information missing and we had to mail and call IRCC to get it corrected so there was a three month delay to get his profile linked )
SIN Application (online) - July 11
SIN received -Sept 24 (His profile had issues with some information missing and we had to mail and call IRCC to get it corrected and only after his profile was linked we were able to get the SIN application sorted)
Ghost update - Oct 27
Approval email and message on application profile - Oct 29
PR CARD delivered - Nov 6

Though we took photos at the same place only my profile was requested photos for the second time and my spouse didn’t get any photo resubmission request.

We got the PR cards and SIN delivered to a friend’s address in Canada and they couriered everything to us via FedEx International Priority and we received everything in two days to USA.
Once again thank you all :) any questions glad to help :)
 

Yiss

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Jul 22, 2016
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Hi, I went to get my SIN today, but they couldn't give us that. It may take 4-6 weeks for them to mail that to us. This is also due to Expired COPR problem. I am really fed up with it. Anyone facing a similar issue?
@Canada_Pr4u , how has it gone for you?
My spouse and me have the same issue. We landed on October 3rd (on Expired CoPR and authorization letter) and on the 1st day after quarantine went to Service Canada hopeful to get our SINs. But the officer told us there was a problem in the system and that our SINs will be mailed to us in 2 to 3 weeks. 45 days passed and still nothing. After many attempts over the call, we got to an agent who could not find reference of our application and ask us to apply again online. Now it's been 3 weeks, but more than two months waiting in total. I didn't know that it had to do with the Expired CoPR status.
Anyone else experiencing the same issue?
 

Zay11

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Jun 30, 2020
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SIN Processing Time ( Change of Status) - Applied online
SIN Applied online - 3rd Dec 2020
SIN Processed - 7th Dec
SIN mailed - 8th Dec
SIN received - 22nd Dec
 

ohbruh

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Jul 25, 2020
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Hello all,

I applied for SIN via online on January 3 but received no mail yet.

Does anyone applied around the same dates with me had any update from the service Canada?
 

alissanb

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Mar 27, 2019
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Hello all,

I applied for SIN via online on January 3 but received no mail yet.

Does anyone applied around the same dates with me had any update from the service Canada?
It takes up to 20 business days to receive new SIN, so you may not hear anything back until early February.

"If you apply for a SIN online or by mail and your application meets the requirements, you will receive a letter with your SIN by mail within 20 business days from the date the application is received. If more than 25 business days have passed and you would like to find out the status of your application, contact the SIN program. "

From: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/apply.html