Service Canada

Site: Barrie

Service: Social Insurance Numbers

Description (Service) COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are open to the public  
  • 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
Service Details
Public Comments There is no local Barrie phone number, use Toll-Free number 
NOTE: sign at front of building which houses Barrie Service Canada Centre says Government of Canada, 48 Owen St
Hours COVID-19 Update 
Service Canada Centres are open to the public, it is recommended to book an appointment, 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 
  • 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, Programs
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Service Canada Centre
48 Owen St
Barrie, ON L4M 3H1
View Google Map
Intersection Owen St and Worsley St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
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
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