As the entire country focuses on the COVID-19 issue, all Service Canada Centres are closed to the public.
That includes the Service Centre in Dauphin on 1st Avenue NE.
A note posted on the door reads: “In response to COVID-19, Service Canada Centres are closed until further notice. Our services are available online at canada.ca/service-canada-home. If you need help applying for benefits you can reach us at canada.ca/service-canada-e-service."
You can still access some critical services online or by using your mobile device.
Services currently available include:
-Applying for Employment Insurance
-Applying for Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security
-Applying for Social Insurance Number
Employment Insurance sickness benefits are available to Canadians who are quarantined. If you are eligible, visit the EI sickness benefits page to apply.
Service Canada acknowledges some of us in rural communities might have difficulty accessing online services and are working to offer alternate service delivery methods during this time.
For the time being, Social Insurance Number (SIN) applications will only be accepted by mail.
All other program requests are on hold until service returns back to normal.