Getting a SIN number, and why do I need one

2488477As per Service Canada definition, “you need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs.” If you are planning to work in Vancouver you need to get a SIN number (stands for Social Insurance Number). It is is a 9-digit number, which will start with a 9 if you are not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident.

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Getting a Driver’s License

If you are a full-time student from another country, and already have an international license from another country, you do not need to get a Canadian license just yet (just make use to insure your vehicle and carry a study permit with you when driving). Otherwise, you will need to contact ICBC in order to get a Canadian driver’s license. ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia) is an agency that manages the process of licensing new and current drivers.

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