How to get a SIN

Applying for a Social Insurance Number

To benefit from government grants like the Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG) or the Canada Learning Bond (CLB), the Government of Canada requires that you register your child's RESP with a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

If your child doesn’t already have a SIN, it’s best to apply for one as soon as you open your RESP or your plan could expire after the first 18 months. To get a Social Insurance Number, you can:

You can send your completed application form and original documents (photocopies are not accepted) to:

           Service Canada
           Social Insurance Registration Office
           PO Box 7000
           Bathurst, New Brunswick
           E2A 4T1

Tax Benefits of an RESP 

Registering your education savings plan will allow you to collect government grants.  Plus the income earned on your RESP contributions and grants will remain tax-free while in the plan.

Forms & Resources

  • Social Insurance Number Application

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  • Canada Education Savings Grant and Canada Learning Bond

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  • Application for British Columbia Training and Education Savings Grant

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