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Social Insurance Number Regulations (SOR/2013-82)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2018-06-25. Previous Versions

Social Insurance Number Regulations

SOR/2013-82

EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT

Registration 2013-04-26

Social Insurance Number Regulations

P.C. 2013-428 2013-04-25

Resolution

The Canada Employment Insurance Commission, pursuant to subsection 28.2(4)Footnote a of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development ActFootnote b and section 140Footnote c of the Employment Insurance ActFootnote d, makes the annexed Social Insurance Number Regulations.

March 11, 2013

IAN SHUGART
Chairperson
Canada Employment Insurance Commission
MARY-LOU DONNELLY
Commissioner (Workers)
Canada Employment Insurance Commission
JUDITH ANDREW
Commission (Employers)
Canada Employment Insurance Commission

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, pursuant to subsection 28.2(4)Footnote a of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development ActFootnote b and section 140Footnote c of the Employment Insurance ActFootnote d, approves the annexed Social Insurance Number Regulations, made by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Department of Employment and Social Development Act. (Loi)

Canadian citizen

Canadian citizen means citizen as set out in section 3 of the Citizenship Act. (citoyen canadien)

permanent resident

permanent resident has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.  (résident permanent)

registration

registration means registration with the Commission under section 28.1 or 28.2 of the Act. (enregistrement)

status

status means status under the laws governing Canadian citizenship and immigration to Canada.  (statut)

  • 2013, c. 40, s. 236

Application for Registration

Marginal note:Information required

 Any application to register a person must be submitted in the manner and form required by the Commission and must include supporting documents that allow for the identification of the person and their status and contain the information specified in at least one of the following paragraphs:

  • (a) the person’s full name;

  • (b) their name at birth, if it differs from their name at the time of the application;

  • (c) their date of birth;

  • (d) their place of birth; and

  • (e) the full name at birth of their parents.

  • (f) [Repealed, SOR/2018-136, s. 2]

  • SOR/2018-136, s. 2

Marginal note:Submission and signature

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an application to register a person must be made and signed

    • (a) if the person is 12 years of age or older, by that person, by one of their parents or by any other person who is legally authorized to act in their name or on their behalf; and

    • (b) if the person is under 12 years of age, by one of their parents or by any other person who is legally authorized to act in their name or on their behalf.

  • Marginal note:Agreement between Commission and province

    (2) If an agreement providing for registration at birth has been made between the Commission and the government of the province where the person was born, an application to register the person must be made and signed by an official responsible for registering births in that province.

  • Marginal note:Unable to sign

    (3) If a person who applies to be registered is unable to sign their name, they may attest the application by making their mark in the presence of two witnesses who sign the application.

  • Marginal note:Absence of signature or mark

    (4) If an application for the registration of a person has been made in accordance with section 2, the Commission may register the person and assign them a Social Insurance Number despite the absence of the signature or mark.

  • SOR/2018-136, s. 3

Marginal note:Refusal to apply

 If a person who is required by law to have a Social Insurance Number refuses to apply for registration, the Commission may register the person and assign a Social Insurance Number to that person if it has information that establishes their identity and status.

  • SOR/2018-136, s. 4

Marginal note:Lost card

  •  (1) A person whose Social Insurance Number Card has been lost, destroyed or defaced may apply to the Commission for a replacement.

  • Marginal note:Application for replacement

    (2) The application for a replacement must be made in the form and manner required by the Commission and must contain

    • (a) the information and supporting documents required by section 2; and

    • (b) the person’s Social Insurance Number or, if the number is not known, a statement that the person was previously assigned a Social Insurance Number.

 [Repealed, SOR/2018-136, s. 5]

Persons Referred to in Section 90 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Marginal note:Additional information required

 An application to register a person who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and in respect of whom the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has given a direction to the Commission under section 90 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to issue a Social Insurance Number must include, in addition to the documents and information required by section 2, the purpose for which the Social Insurance Number is being applied for.

  • SOR/2018-136, s. 6

Marginal note:Assignment of number

 A Social Insurance Number assigned to a person described in section 7 must begin with the number “9”.

Marginal note:Period of validity — applicant outside Canada

  •  (1) A Social Insurance Number that begins with “9” and is assigned to a person who was not in Canada when they applied to be registered has a period of validity that expires five years after the day on which the number was assigned.

  • Marginal note:Period of validity — applicant in Canada

    (2) A Social Insurance Number that begins with “9” and is assigned to a person who was in Canada when they applied to be registered has a period of validity that expires on the earlier of the following days:

Marginal note:Application to extend period of validity

  •  (1) A person who has been assigned a Social Insurance Number that begins with “9” may, at any time following that assignment, apply to the Commission to extend its period of validity or obtain a new period of validity that is equivalent to the period set out in section 9 that is applicable.

  • Marginal note:Additional information required

    (2) The application must be made in the form and manner required by the Commission and must include, in addition to the documents and information required by section 2, the purpose for which the Social Insurance Number subject to this application has been applied for, as set out in the application for registration in accordance with section 7.

  • SOR/2018-136, s. 7

Marginal note:Card issued without expiry date

 For greater certainty, any Social Insurance Number Card that was issued without an expiry date to a person who was not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident expired on April 3, 2004.

 [Repealed, SOR/2018-136, s. 8]

Marginal note:Notification — status and number

  •  (1) A person who has been assigned a Social Insurance Number that begins with “9” and has since become a Canadian citizen or permanent resident must notify the Commission of that change and of that previously assigned number.

  • Marginal note:Old number voided — new number assigned

    (2) After the notification under subsection (1) is received by the Commission, the Commission must void the previously assigned number and assign a new Social Insurance Number to the Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

  • SOR/2018-136, s. 8

Marginal note:Number voided — not beginning with 9

 If a person who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident applies for a replacement card under section 5 or informs the Commission of a change of name in accordance with section 28.3 of the Act or section 139 of the Employment Insurance Act and their Social Insurance Number does not begin with “9”, the Commission must void the previously assigned number and assign a new Social Insurance Number that begins with “9”.

Consequential Amendments to the Employment Insurance Regulations

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