Social Insurance Number
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you require to work in Canada or to receive government benefits.
The Passport Services issue, refuse, revoke, withhold and recover regular, frequent traveller, special and diplomatic passports in accordance with Canadian passport regulations.
The Citizenship Certificate program issues citizenship certificates to naturalized Canadian citizens, as well as to Canadian-born citizens who submit an application.
Canadian Firearms Program
The Canadian Firearms Program issues firearm licences and registrations to individuals. The Program, with its partners, also supports public safety through safety training, regulating safe storage and transportation of firearms and border controls.
Pleasure Craft Licences
A Pleasure Craft Licence is the number placed on the side of each recreational vessel as required under the Small Vessel Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act. The number is used to assist law enforcement and search and rescue organizations in identifying each individual pleasure craft.
Authentication of Documents
The Authentication of Documents program authenticates official Canadian documents and documents signed by a Canadian notary public or lawyer for use abroad.
The Ship Registration program issues registration for commercial ships and pleasure crafts and manages the Canadian Register of Ships, which includes ship names, ownership details and records of all registered vessels for each port of registry in Canada.
The NEXUS program allows low-risk pre-approved travellers to use designated NEXUS lanes at certain border crossings without being subject to regular customs and immigration questioning.
CANPASS - Air
The CANPASS - Air program allows pre-screened, low-risk commercial airline passengers who are members of the program to use automated kiosks to clear customs and immigration quickly and securely at participating airports.
CANPASS - Private Boats
The CANPASS - Private Boats program allows CANPASS permit holders who wish to enter Canada aboard private boats from the United States to receive pre-authorized customs clearance.
CANPASS - Private Aircraft
The CANPASS - Private Aircraft program allows CANPASS card holders on private aircraft to clear customs and immigration quickly and securely at participating ports of entry.