Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Social Insurance Numbers

Record Details
Source From iCarol Yes
Location, Telephone & Internet
Toll Free Phone Regional Call Centre for Employment Insurance and Social Insurance Numbers * English 1-800-206-7218 * French 1-800-808-6352
TTY Phone 1-800-529-3742
Social Media Twitter
Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON L4M 3H1
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Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are beginning a gradual reopening 
  • for online service go to 
  • for assistance accessing services, complete an online request at Service Request 
  • for people who do not have internet access call 1-877-355-2657 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm 
  • for assistance in person, make a request for an appointment by filling out the service request form at Service Request 
  • clients should not book an in-person visit if they: 
    • Have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing 
    • Have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days 
    • Have been instructed by local public health authorities to self-isolate due to travel or contact history
Regular Service 
Social Insurance number is a confidential number used for income reporting purposes
  • number may be collected by institutions where interest or incomes are earned, such as banks, credit unions, trust companies
  • legislated users include Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, Veterans Affairs, Canada Student Loan program, employers
  • for specific information relating to acceptable "Proof of Identification" and "Primary Documents" relating to the Social Insurance number call 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) 
  • Individuals who suspect identity fraud, ID theft or fraudulent use of their SIN should report this to local Service Canada Centre or telephone 1-800-206-7218
Social Insurance Number Rapid Access Service 
  • with completed form and correct ID, a proof of Social Insurance Number will be given to the client
  • cards are no longer produced to avoid citizens from carrying them in their purses or wallets to avoid identity theft
Hours COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are open by appointment only, hours may vary  
Regular Hours 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, no appointment necessary
Areas Served Central Ontario
Eligibility Canadian citizens, newcomers or temporary residents who want to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs
  • Apply in person at a Service Canada Centre
  • view website or visit office for detailed information
  • proof of Identity documents must be original and in the name of the applicant
  • if a Citizenship and Immigration document has been lost or destroyed a copy may be obtained, copy must contain the statement - "Certified true copy of an official document of Citizenship and Immigration Canada of which I have custody"
  • copy must be stamped in black and signed in blue ink
Languages English ; French - Reception, Programs
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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