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Social Insurance Number Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2013-04-30 to 2018-06-24:

Marginal note:Submission and signature

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an application to register a person must be made and signed

    • (a) if the person is 12 years of age or older, by that person or by a person who is legally authorized to act in their name or on their behalf; and

    • (b) if the person is under 12 years of age, by a parent or other person who is legally authorized to act in their name or on their behalf.

  • Marginal note:Agreement between Commission and province

    (2) If an agreement providing for registration at birth has been made between the Commission and the government of the province where the person was born, an application to register the person must be made and signed by an official responsible for registering births in that province.

  • Marginal note:Unable to sign

    (3) If a person who applies to be registered is unable to sign their name, they may attest the application by making their mark in the presence of two witnesses who sign the application.

  • Marginal note:Absence of signature or mark

    (4) If an application for the registration of a person has been made in accordance with section 2, the Commission may register the person and assign them a Social Insurance Number despite the absence of the signature or mark.

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