T2202 SIN Collection FAQ

IMPORTANT: If you receive the message "Social insurance number (SIN) is invalid, provide valid SIN", please contact taxformt2202 [at] mohawkcollege.ca to have your amended certificate re-issued with your SIN if provided after your certificate was issued.

UPDATE for 2020 Tax Year: Tuition and Enrolment Certificates for the 2020 tax year are now available on MyMohawk. The 2020 tax year corresponds to courses taken between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Certificates are issued based on date of enrolment and not date of payment. For instructions on how to access your T2202 on MyMohawk visit the Income Tax Forms web page.

Contact taxformt2202 [at] mohawkcollege.ca for issues related to downloading your certificate, questions about claimable amounts or months, incorrect name or mailing address, or SIN number (T2202 only). Include your full name and MohawkID (student number). Do NOT provide your SIN in any email correspondence.


A T2202 certificate will be issued if you have eligible tuition fees of more than $100 for the applicable tax year to claim. Certificates are available by February 28th each year. T2202 certificates are issued based on calendar year enrolment and not date of payment.

What is a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?

A Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a 9 digit number issued by the Government of Canada. A SIN is unique to each person and is necessary to work in Canada or to have access to government programs and benefits. A SIN is required to file income taxes and must be included on your T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificate.

More information about the SIN can be found on the Government of Canada website.

How do I apply for a SIN?

If you doo not already have a SIN you can apply with Service Canada. There is no fee to apply for a SIN. A SIN will be issued at the time of application if the document requirements are met.

International students: Visit the Working in Canada web page for more details and support or contact International Student Services using the International Student Services form.

I am an international student currently studying outside of Canada. Do I need to get a SIN?

Students who are beginning their studies outside of Canada do not need to submit a SIN. When you come to Canada you will be able to obtain your SIN.  If you were in Canada previously and have a SIN, you may provide it using the secure method through MyMohawk.

Visit the Working in Canada web page for more details and support or contact International Student Services using the International Student Services form. Do not provide your SIN through email or web form.

Why does Mohawk College require my SIN?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) mandates that all Canadian post-secondary institutions collect the Social Insurance Number (SIN) for students eligible to receive the T2202 Tuition and Enrolment Certificate (formerly T2202A). The new T2202 form also requires that your Social Insurance Number (SIN) be reported. For more information on this requirement please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Subsection 237 of the Income Tax Act requires that you provide your SIN upon request to the preparer of the tax information slip. Your SIN is the number that identifies you for income tax purposes. For more information on this obligation refer to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Students will begin to see e-mail and campus communications in mid-January regarding the collection requirement for the upcoming tax year. Students will not be asked to provide their SIN through e-mail. Students with any questions or concerns about communications they may receive can contact taxformt2202 [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

Mohawk may request your SIN for one or more reasons including T2202. To review the reasons why Mohawk College may ask for your SIN visit the Social Insurance Number (SIN) Collection web page.

For more information about tuition and education tax credits and the CRA SIN collection requirement for T2202, please refer to the CRA websiteSubmitting a T2202 tax form for the 2019 or subsequent tax year without a SIN number may result in your tax return being rejected by the CRA or a $100 penalty.

How can I provide my SIN or verify Mohawk has my correct SIN?

SIN information will be collected securely for eligible students through MyMohawk. Your eligibility to determine whether your SIN is required or already on file will be confirmed at that time. Mohawk College may already have your SIN on file if you are a current or past employee, received OSAP, scholarships, bursaries, or other financial assistance.. 

  1. Log in to MyMohawk
  2. Select the "Finances" tab
  3. Navigate to the "My Statements" section
  4. Select "Submit or Verify My Social Insurance Number (SIN)"
  5. Follow the prompts to determine your eligibility and requirements to enter or validate

What if the SIN on file is incorrect or has changed?

If your SIN on file appears to be incorrect or has changed please contact taxformt2202 [at] mohawkcollege.ca. Please include your name and MohawkID in your e-mail. Do NOT provide your SIN in any correspondence.

Does Mohawk keep my SIN after my T2202 certificate is issued?

Mohawk College will retain your SIN on your student account for a minimum of six years from the end of the last tax year for which a certificate was issued in accordance with CRA policy on record retention. You SIN may be held longer if it is collected and used for other purposes. Visit the Social Insurance Number (SIN) Collection web page for further information regarding SIN collection.

Who can I contact for more information?

Contact taxformt2202 [at] mohawkcollege.ca for issues related to downloading your certificate, questions about claimable amounts or months, incorrect name or mailing address, or SIN number (T2202 only). If you have questions regarding your SIN for scholarships or bursaries please refer to the Financial Assistance web page.

In person services at The Square are currently suspended. For updates on the status of in person campus services visit mohawkcollege.ca/covid-19-coronavirus.

Please include your name and MohawkID in any e-mail correspondence. Do NOT provide your SIN in any email correspondence.