Effective 2019, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements mandate that a student's Social Insurance Number (SIN) be included on the following tax documents: T2202 (Tuition and Enrolment Certificate) and T4A (Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income) issued for scholarships, bursaries and awards. The SIN is also required in Quest in order to process some financial aid.
Also new for 2019, T4As issued during the year will be available in the Finances section of Quest.
As such, we are asking individuals that were students in 2019 to verify or enter their SIN and provide consent for the SIN to be used by UW. Please follow the instructions on “How do I view or submit my SIN” on the Registrar’s Quest Help page.
The deadline to add or update SIN's and provide consent is February 26th, 2020 for inclusion on the 2019 tax documents.
For assistance with Quest or making changes to personal information, please contact The Centre.
Do not, under any circumstances, send SIN's or any other sensitive personal information via email to The Centre, Finance, or Student Financial Services.
The Social Insurance Number information being requested is processed under the authority of and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the University of Waterloo Act (1972), as well as University policy and guidelines for the purpose of issuing Canadian tax documents and processing financial aid. Questions about the processing of financial information by the University should be directed to Student Financial Services. General questions about privacy at the University of Waterloo should be directed to the University’s Privacy Officer. Questions about the use of your SIN by the University of Waterloo can be directed to The Centre.