Why do I need a SIN (Social Insurance Number) to apply for some Employment and Training programs? And how do I go about getting a SIN number?

Your Social Insurance Number, especially for Employability programs, provides a type of financial security should you not become employed at the end of an Employability program. Your SIN number is an important part of ensuring that you meet the eligibility requirements for Employment Insurance benefits. Also, some of Employment and Training’s programs include eligibility requirements that require you to have a SIN number.

See our Interesting Links for a link to Human Resource and Skills Development Canada’s page. There you will find all the information you need to apply for a SIN number, or replace a lost or stolen card.

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