Social Insurance Number

Before you can apply for a job; you will need to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN). This number identifies you to the Canadian Government and allows you to pay taxes and receive the benefits you qualify for. There is no fee for your first card. Simply visit your nearest Service Canada Office to apply.

Service Canada, Stratford

COVID-19 All in person Service Canada Centres by appointment only – application form HERE. Clients can apply for critical services online. Personal service support for EI and pension applications are available through e-service online and on mobile phones
Accessing services Online Services available HERE If you require assistance accessing services please complete an online request HERE A Service Canada officer will contact you within 2 business days. If you do not have access to the internet and require assistance accessing services, please call 1-877-355-2657

Services to employers and workers including Record of Employment (ROI) support, job order posting, labour standards, labour market information, work-sharing, industrial adjustment services, Employment Insurance (EI), Health and Safety, Workplace Equity, Apprenticeship grants and Youth Services

SIN numbers, Passport applications and drop-off, Canadian Forces Recruitment, Income Security Programs (CPP), Disability Benefits, Survivor Benefits, Death Benefits, Survivor Benefits, Parental Benefits and Old age Security

Applications from Federal Government Ministries such as Revenue Canada and Human Resources Development Canada. Direct lines to other Federal Departments

Computers available to assist with job search, walk-in job search centre. Access to computers, fax, photocopier and telephone. Free Internet access, resource materials, job boards, labour market information, software tutorials, assistance with resumes, employment and vocational counselling and assessment, job placement, life skills training, job search and computer skills workshop, interview simulations

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society

Huron Perth Children’s Aid Society advocates for and protects children’s rights, supports, and strengthens families; and is a leader for change in our community.

Provides child protection services as mandated by the Child Youth and Family Services Act including:

  • As a paramount objective, to promote the best interests, protection, and wellbeing of the children
  • Investigate allegations or evidence that children who are under the age of sixteen years or are in the Society’s care or under its supervision may need protection
  • Protect, where necessary, children who are under the age of sixteen years or are in the Society’s care or under its supervision
  • Provide guidance, counselling and other services to families for protecting children or for the prevention of circumstances requiring the protection of children

To provide such family support services as:

  • child management
  • parenting education
  • family counseling
Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society

The Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society (H-PCAS) serves children, adolescents and families under the Child and Family Services Act
Services provided by the H-PCAS include:

  • Child Protection
  • Counselling services to children under 16 years of age and their parents
  • Placement of children at risk in individual and group home foster family settings
  • Adoption placement of infants and older children who are legally and emotionally free for adoption
  • Supervision, finalization of adoptions through the court
  • Ongoing assistance to adoptive families
  • Information Dissemination regarding “Duty to Report” suspected cases of child abuse and neglect through the Purple Ribbon Campaign

Get a Job and Build Your Career