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Sin Card

I'm have a interview at this work place and it requires my sin card!! Is is possible to just give employer the sin number or I have to show them the card because i lost my card and hasn't come down yet!!
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If you have the number that's enough.

Don't worry they won't send you home because you don't have the card they just need your number for their records for taxes etc..
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I've never heard of any place asking to actually see your SIN card. But didn't you get some sort of a receipt when you applied for a replacement card? Just bring that in and explain that you haven't gotten the replacement yet. I can't see why they would have a problem with that.
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DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR NUMBER UNTIL YOU ARE HIRED
If you ever go to a place that teaches you about job interviews etc, they tell you to NEVER EVER give it, until you fill out your T1 / TD1 forms. The recruiter doesn't need it, unless they are also Payroll or management, which, in most large companies they are not.

6. When do you NOT need to provide your SIN?
You do not have to show your SIN card or give your SIN when you purchase or obtain most goods and services. You may be asked to show your SIN for the following purposes, but you are not legally required to provide it to:
* prove your identity (except for specific government programs)
* complete an employment application (before you get the job)
* complete an application to rent a property
* complete credit card applications
* cash a cheque
* apply for a video club membership
* complete some banking transactions (mortgages, lines of credit, loans)
* complete medical questionnaires
* rent a car
???? subscribe to long-distance or cellular telephone services
???? write a will
???? apply to universities and colleges.

For more information see The Social Insurance Number Code of Practice
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_Allan_ wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2009 9:56 am
DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR NUMBER UNTIL YOU ARE HIRED
+1. never been asked for a SIn during an interview, and if I was I would never give it. All it would lead to is the employer doing a credit check on you!
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Your name, your address, your SIN card...all they need is birth information and that there is prime grounds for identity theft.
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It's SIN (social insurance number) card! Not a 'Sin card'; it doesn't record all the naughty things you've done in your life!
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nuberific wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2009 3:45 pm
It's SIN (social insurance number) card! Not a 'Sin card'; it doesn't record all the naughty things you've done in your life!
Laugh Out Loud :D
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If you're applying at a bank or financial institution they require the card itself.
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You should not be providing your SIN for an interview (as others have said). However, if you are hired you should be asked to show the actual card. Although all employers do not follow this, all employers are supposed to ask to see the actual card (not just receive the number) and the employee must produce the actual card within 3 days of being hired:

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/abou ... tect.shtml
Show Your Social Insurance Number Card To Your Employer

Employers must request and view the Social Insurance Number (SIN) card of all new employees as soon as they are hired, and the employee must show it within three days of starting employment. If you have a SIN beginning with a 9, you must also show your employer your Work Permit/Employment Authorization issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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45ED wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2009 11:58 am
Your name, your address, your SIN card...all they need is birth information and that there is prime grounds for identity theft.
Employer can't ask for your birth information in an interview, I've done corporate recruitment for years and that is a BIG No No.
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krozet wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2009 10:29 am
Employer can't ask for your birth information in an interview, I've done corporate recruitment for years and that is a BIG No No.
I know that much. ;) I am pointing out that with so much information given, all it takes is one more "thing" to really bring on the troubles, not that an employer (potential or actual) would ask for it. After giving an address, SIN card, and name, birth information would be the last piece of the identity theft puzzle.

All the television segments on the tv lead me to believe one could do damage with much less information. But the point is that with all four, one could feasibly do a lot.
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c white wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2009 5:34 pm
If you're applying at a bank or financial institution they require the card itself.
no they don't and if they did, not until you are hired, not an interview. the banks and financial institutions do a background check on you where you may need to put SIN number on form for background check company to check things out but they don't need the physical card.
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nuberific wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2009 3:45 pm
It's SIN (social insurance number) card! Not a 'Sin card'; it doesn't record all the naughty things you've done in your life!
He probably wrote "SIN" but the anti-shouting code in the forum software most likely changed it to "Sin".
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