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Re-Activate My Social Insurance Number (SIN)-How? 

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Posted On: 5/26/2016
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I'm trying to establish a My Service Canada Account, but need a Personal Access Code to do it.

And I have been told that I can't get that code or establish the account until my Social Insurance Number has been reactivated.

How can I do this?

Where can I get the forms to fill out to get it done?

Many thanks.
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Posted On: 5/30/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

From the information we have previously received from Service Canada - (Social Insurance Number line)

According to a Service Canada Representative, it may be that case that your SIN has a "dormant" flag in your file. In these cases, you can still use your SIN number however, you cannot use it for the online services.

They stated that SIN numbers may be flagged as dormant when there is no activity recorded with the number for more than 5 years.

In order to re-activate it, they suggested that you go into the nearest Service Canada office and complete a questionnaire from the SIN Registry that they will provide.

You will be asked to present some identification such as a Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship Card/Certificate, PR Card etc.

You may want to also contact Service Canada - (Social Insurance Number line) directly to verify this information and for some information on this your situation.

It is important that you contact Service Canada directly for instructions on how to re-activate your dormant SIN at:

1-800-206-7218 (select option "3").

  • Agents are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time), except statutory holidays.
  • If you are calling from outside Canada, the number is 506-548-7961 (long distance charges apply), from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Atlantic time).
  • If you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a teletypewriter (TTY), please call 1-800-926-9105.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
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snowman
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Posted On: 2/27/2018
snowman
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Hi, thanks for sharing the information

I myself has had my SIN number Dormant. I don't agree with this process and like to appeal or put out a law suit. Do I have any recourse to their decision to dormant my SIN number. Are they not violating Constitutional laws/Common Laws/Charter of Rights?

Thank you
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Barron
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Posted On: 2/28/2018
Barron
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Snowman, I haven't been able to find any instances of anyone trying to put out a lawsuit for this. That doesn't mean you theoretically couldn't, but I'm not sure if the grounds would exist. You can get it reactivated though! If that's not enough, I obviously can't give you any kind of legal advice but you could always try to approach a lawyer and see what you can do about it.
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RamdassB
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Posted On: 4/11/2018
RamdassB
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My Sin # was flagged as dormant. However,I was advised to submit an application. This was done and submitted since February 21st.receipt acknowledged and still waiting. Pls advise need to apply for my pension.
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Posted On: 20 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You may want to try and contact Service Canada - (Social Insurance Number line) directly to to see if there are any updates.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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