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Social Insurance Number (SIN) Privacy Fact Sheet

Social Insurance Number (SIN) Privacy Fact Sheet

Desribes how to protect your Social Insurance Number (SIN), which is a confidential number that is restricted to income reporting purposes. Explains who can ask for your SIN and what to do if someone asks for your SIN number.

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produced by
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
produced in
last reviewed
July 2017 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.

Also available in:

French (web)

resource type
personal information