Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for Your Child
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 yet have one, it’s best to apply before or as soon as you open your RESP. You only have 18 months to apply for the SIN from the day the plan is opened.
To get a SIN, you can:
- Apply Online
- Download the SIN Application and return the completed application, along with required documents (originals only; photocopies are not accepted) by mail or in person to any Service Canada Centre.