Why do I have to provide my Social Insurance Number?

You are not required to enter your Social Insurance Number (SIN) to search and apply for job postings on Job Bank.  If you wish to use Job Bank for Job Seekers or Job Bank for Employers, you will need a user account.  To create a user account, you will be asked to enter your SIN. Job Bank is secure and safe to use. SINs are not kept on file and Job Bank officers don’t see them. With your SIN, Job Bank:

  • verifies your identity
  • confirms that you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • ensures that you register only once with Job Bank

Job Bank's use of the SIN is collected in accordance with the Department of Employment and Social Development Act and the Privacy Act of Canada.

You can find more information on the Social Insurance Number at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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