Apply for a pharmacist full licence

  • Determine if you’re eligible
  • Complete the application form
  • Provide all other required supporting documents
  • Pay your fees
  • Submit your complete application package
  1. Determine if you’re eligible

    All pharmacists practising in Yukon must register and hold a Yukon licence.

    Apply for registration and a full licence if you are:

    • planning to use the title of pharmacist; and
    • work to the full extent of your training and Yukon regulations.

    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. You only need to apply for registration once. But you must renew your licence every year. All pharmacist licences expire annually on March 31.

    We may not approve you for registration or licensing if you have had complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you.


    You can register and apply for a full pharmacist licence if you meet all the following requirements.

    • You hold a current pharmacist licence in another Canadian jurisdiction that is equal to a full pharmacist licence in Yukon.
    • You practised pharmacy in another Canadian jurisdiction in the 2 years before applying for your Yukon licence.
    • You are in good standing in all the jurisdictions you are licensed in.
    • Beginning August 1, 2021, you will also have to successfully complete Yukon’s jurisprudence exam for pharmacists.


  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it’s relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other required supporting documents

    Gather and submit these documents with your application package.

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.


    Criminal record checks

    • We require Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector checks from all rural permit applicants.
    • Visit your local RCMP or police detachment to request a check.
    • The RCMP or police must complete the check no more than 90 days before you submit your application.
    • Ask the RCMP to:
      • send the results to your mailing address; or
      • make the results available for you to pick up.
    • Make sure to then submit the results with your complete application package.

    International criminal record check

    We only require this from applicants who have:

    • lived in a jurisdiction outside Canada in the 6 months before applying for this licence; or
    • practised pharmacy outside Canada.
    • Proof of this check must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • Contact Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for more information.

    Certificate(s) of standing

    We require this from all pharmacist licence applicants.

    A certificate of standing is an official document that includes:

    • your certification history;
    • your registration and licensing history;
    • any limits and restrictions on your licence; and
    • any disciplinary action against you.

    Ask the regulatory body of each jurisdiction you practice in to provide a certificate.

    • You must provide a certificate for each jurisdiction.
    • Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.
    • Have the regulatory body send the certificate(s) directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.

    Proof of liability insurance

    We require this from all pharmacist licence applicants.

    • Provide a copy of your liability insurance.
    • Your insurance must be for:
      • $2 million per individual claim; and
      • $4 million annually.
  4. Pay your fees


    Registration and annual licence fee: $100.


    How to pay

    There are 3 ways to pay: by cheque, credit card or cash/debit.


    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Goverment of Yukon.
    • We will cash the cheque if we approve your licence.

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in-person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card info on your form. We will contact you for your credit card info.
    • We will take payment when ready to your issue licence.


  5. Submit your complete application package

    Submit your complete application package. This must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all required supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.


    If sending by mail, courier or in-person, you may also include a cheque for your fees made out to "Government of Yukon." If you do not include a cheque, we will contact you regarding payment when we are ready to issue your licence.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a permit.

    We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation. ​


    How to submit

    • In person or by courier, at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email:
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6


For questions about applying for a pharmacist full licence, email or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.