Ask the ExpertCategory: QuestionsSocial Insurance Number request
hri_Admin Staff asked 1 year ago

Is it possible to have an employee start working without an issued Social insurance number? If so when do employers request employees to apply for a SIN number? Is there a specific timeframe, such as within the first week of employment? 

2 Answers
Glenn Demby Staff answered 1 year ago

Good question. Let me ask our payroll expert, Alan McEwan. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear back.

Glenn Demby Staff answered 1 year ago

Here you go. This comes from Alan McEwan, our payroll guru.
Yes, employers don’t actually require an employee to have a SIN on hire.
Within 3 days of hire, employees have to provide their SIN to the employer.
Within 6 days of hire, if the employer has not received a SIN, that fact has to reported to Service Canada.

Cynthia Aucaylle Staff replied 1 year ago

Thank you!