When you make the switch, don’t choose your mother’s maiden name, your pet’s name, the name of your street or your favourite sports team.
Avoid the obvious or anything that someone might be able to guess.
Regardless of whether your SIN has been compromised, here’s what you need to be aware of in order to keep your personal information safe: Reduce your risk Only provide your SIN to others when legally required to do so, such as to your employer, your financial institution or a relevant government agency.
A complete list of government departments authorized to collect SINs can be found here.
Learn about participating in the pension plan, retirement income sources and pension options.
Today we sharing important information about an income tax scam making the rounds.
What to do if it’s been stolen Contact Service Canada if you lose your SIN or suspect it is being used improperly.