Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Social Insurance Numbers

Record #: BAR0444
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2024
Last Full Update: 31 Jan 2023


Description (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
  • 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

Service Details

Public Comments No local Barrie phone number

NOTE: sign at front of building which houses Barrie Service Canada Centre says Government of Canada, 48 Owen St
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, hours may vary
To make a request for an appointment fill out the service request form at Service Request
Areas Served Barrie ; Simcoe County ; Angus; Alliston; Innisfil; Midhurst; Elmvale
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
  • NEW apply online for your SIN, see 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, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; English; French
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3H1
Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 1-800-622-6232
Toll Free Phone 1-800-206-7218, Regional Call Centre for Employment Insurance and Social Insurance Numbers; French: 1-800-808-6352
TTY Phone 1-800-529-3742
Social Media Twitter Twitter:
Mailing Address Barrie Service Canada Centre 
48 Owen St 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 3H1

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