Social Insurance Number collection for the T2202 Form
The Justice Institute of British Columbia is now required by the Canada Revenue Agency in 2019 to make every effort to collect social insurance numbers (SIN) from eligible students. This is due to the SIN being required on the T2202 form.
Providing your SIN does not automatically qualify you for a T2202 certificate; please visit the JIBC website to learn more about your eligibility for education-related deductions and credits.
To find this information, follow these steps:
- Go to our JIBC website.
- Hover your mouse over the “REGISTRATION” tab.
- Select “Forms.”
- Select the drop down “T2202 Certificate or Bursary & Awards Tax Receipts.”
- Click on the “T2202 Certificate or Bursary & Awards Tax Receipts (T4A)?” link.
No. The Canada Revenue Agency requires JIBC to ask, but we cannot force you to give us this information, it’s completely voluntary.
You can provide your social insurance number by following these steps:
1. Navigate to the myJIBC.ca portal.
2. Log in using your JIBC account (student user ID and password).
If you do not know/remember your password, select “Request a new password” near the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to enter your student user ID and email address associated with your JIBC account. You will then receive (via email) a temporary password with which you can login. If you do not know your student user ID or what email address is associated with your account, please contact the Registration Office at 604.528.5590 or toll free at 1.877.528.5591 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM PST and on Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 3:45 PM PST.
3. Under Campus Applications, click on Student Self-Service and you'll be taken to the Student Self-Service webpage
4. Select the section labeled “Social Insurance Number (SIN) Information.” You will be taken to a new page.
5. Click on the pencil icon on the right side of the screen.
6. A pop-up will appear for you to enter your social insurance number (no spaces and only numbers). Please note that if there is a social insurance number present or if you are receiving an error after entering your social insurance number, you will need to call the Registration Office to have the information changed. The registration office can be reached at 604.528.5590 or toll free at 1.877.528.5591 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM PST and on Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 3:45 PM PST.
After providing your social insurance number, if the alert is still present on myJIBC.ca or the Student Self-Service, you will need to call into the Registration Office to have them remove the alert. The Registration Office can be reached at 604.528.5590 or toll free at 1.877.528.5591 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM PST and on Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 3:45 PM PST.
I’ve decided against providing JIBC with my social insurance number. How do I get the alert removed?
If you don’t wish to provide your social insurance number, you can call the Registration Office to request that the be alert removed from your myJIBC.ca and Student Self-Service screens. The Registration Office can be reached at 604.528.5590 or toll free at 1.877.528.5591 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM PST and on Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 3:45 PM PST.
Please be aware that the social insurance number request email is sent out in November and January each year and you will need to request the removal of the alert each time.
In most cases, no. You’re considered a non-resident for tax purposes if you:
- Normally, customarily, or routinely live in another country and are not considered a resident of Canada
- Do not have significant residential ties in Canada
- You live outside Canada throughout the tax year
- You stay in Canada for less than 183 days in the tax year
More information on this can be found on the Government of Canada’s website:
No, JIBC does not mail T2202’s.
For more information on tuition and enrolment certificates please visit our website:
Last updated January 17, 2020