- Before You Arrive
- About Peel Region
You need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Peel and across Canada. It is illegal to work in Canada without a SIN card.
Your unique SIN number applies only to you. It tells the government who is earning money, paying taxes, paying into pension plans, and using government services.
Employers, government agencies and non-profit organizations will ask you for this number.
It is also needed to open a bank account or to obtain a child tax credit.
Applying for a SIN card
It is good to apply for your SIN card in-person at the local Service Canada Centre. It is faster, convenient, and you do not have to send your original identification documents which can get lost in the mail.