This fall, Service Canada, in partnership with Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), is offering a user-friendly option to access services for residents.
In a media release, KFPL provided the following details on these upcoming sessions:
Newcomer Session: On Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Calvin Park Branch, newcomers to Canada will get an overview of Service Canada offerings, including the benefits of Social Insurance Number (SIN) acquisition, the Job Bank, Foreign Credentials Recognition, Employment Insurance, the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. No library card is required to register.
Indigenous Peoples Session: A dedicated session for members of Indigenous communities will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Central Branch. Discover the advantages of the Post-Secondary Education Support Program, Youth Employment Strategy, Assisted Living Program, passport service and
benefits for families. No library card is needed to register.
One-on-One Clinics: Service Canada will also host first-come, first-served one-on-one clinics at the Isabel Turner Branch. These clinics will assist individuals in completing pension applications (Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, 1 to 3 p.m.) and SIN registration (Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, 2 to 4:30 p.m.)
For the pension clinic, the library asks attendees to bring valid photo identification, their SIN and any supplementary documents if applicable. For the SIN clinic, bring a primary document such as a birth certificate, proof of Canadian citizenship or permit, and secondary valid photo identification.
“Service Canada’s presence at KFPL underscores our commitment to fostering inclusion, respect, and support for all members of our diverse communities,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “These events provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn about the valuable services available to them, ensuring that they receive the benefits they have earned.”