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Graduate Studies

Working in Canada

All individuals who work in Canada MUST HAVE a Social Insurance Number.

You need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada, no matter what the job. This means if you are a teaching assistant (TA), you must have a SIN.

To get your SIN, you can apply online. You cannot apply for your Social Insurance Number if you have not arrived in Canada.

NOTE: There is no fee to apply for your SIN.