Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the College ask for my Social Insurance Number?
The College uses its own unique identification/registration number.
We use the Social Insurance Number (SIN) to match documents bearing the number
to a client's file.
The College also requires the SIN to make income tax receipts available to
members who pay their annual membership fee.
Prior to the College's existence, the Ministry of Education issued teachers'
certificates and used the SIN as a teacher's identification number. When the
College was given certification responsibility, it needed to link its members
with data that the Ministry kept and the only way was to use the SIN.
Your SIN does not appear on the public register and appropriate safeguards
are in place to protect it and to prevent access to any of a member's personal