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Student Identification Requirements

Student Awards & Financial Aid staff must take reasonable measures to verify a student's identity by requiring identification according to the following:

Access to information related to OSAP or the Student Information System:

• The student to produce proof of identity through presentation of at least one piece of photo identification.

Request for OSAP Access Number/Password reset/OSAP Part-time Funding:

• The student to produce proof of identity through presentation of at least one piece of government issued photo identification.
• Presentation of a government-issued Social Insurance Number card (a photocopy is acceptable) or a piece of Government of Canada official documentation that indicates the student's Social Insurance Number (e.g., Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment, a Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions or a Confirmation of Social Insurance Number from Service Canada).

Picking up documentation/copies of information from the student file:

• The student to produce proof of identity through presentation of at least one piece of government issued photo identification.


Where the SIN card is required:

  • Only SIN cards issued by the Canadian Government are acceptable
  • "Replica" SIN cards (i.e., those which can be purchased by independent vendors which are usually gold in colour) are not acceptable.
  • If the SIN card has been lost or stolen, a student should apply for a new SIN card through Human Resources Development Canada: Employment and Immigration.

Where government issued photo ID is required, examples of acceptable ID are as follows:

  • Valid Driver's License;
  • Valid Ontario Identity Card;
  • Valid Passport;
  • Permanent Residency or Canadian Citizenship Card;
  • Valid Age of Majority Card (WITH Photo).