SIN Collection for Government Reporting
Important Information for Federal Government Requirement
In 2018, the Federal Government of Canada introduced a new requirement for all designated educational institutions in Canada to collect student Social Insurance Numbers (SINs). To adhere to that requirement, CBU must now collect all student Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) for government reporting purposes. CBU has enabled collection of this information online to ensure that privacy of the personal identifiable information is maintained.
It is important to note that CBU is collecting the Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of its students for the purposes of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Nova Scotia Departments of Labour and Advanced Education, and Education and Early Childhood Development, as well as the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
CBU will protect the privacy of each individual’s SIN by ensuring there is one direct electronic pathway for students to share that information.
Students can securely submit their SIN to CBU using the button below.
SECURELY SEND YOUR SIN TO CBU
Please note, International students are not required to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to study in Canada. A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is only required if you are working in Canada and have access to government programs and benefits, or file taxes in Canada.
If you are an International student who has worked or filed taxes in Canada, you can use this link to securely submit your SIN.
If you are an International Student who is not studying in Canada and you do not have a SIN, you should go here and select “Check here if you are not in Canada and do not have a SIN number.” and click submit. Nothing further will be required.
International students looking for more information on obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada, can review the SIN guide for international students (PDF 130KB).