Apply for a funeral director licence

All funeral directors in the Yukon must:

  • register;
  • hold a Yukon licence; and
  • renew their licence every year.

Listed below is information on:

  • eligibility;
  • documentation requirements; and
  • fees.

We recommend reading this information before applying.

Go to the online portal


Your business must meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

Option 1

You attended a recognized mortuary science school in a Canadian province for at least 2 full terms. You passed your program with an average of 60 per cent.

Option 2

You’re eligible to practise as an embalmer and a funeral director in a Canadian province.

Complaints or actions against you

If you've had any complaints or disciplinary or criminal action against you:

  • we'll assess your eligibility on a case-by-case basis; and
  • we may not approve your registration or licensing.

Documents we require

You'll need to provide the following documents with your application. You must provide these in an electronic format such as JPG, PDF or PNG.

All applicants

  • Your government-issued photo ID (not a health care card)
  • Certificate of qualification from a recognized mortuary science school

Applicants registered to practise in another Canadian jurisdiction

You must also provide your verification of registration. This should be sent directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA) from the jurisdiction.

Applicants planning to offer prepaid or prearranged funerals

  • Proof of bonding for a at least $100,000
  • Proof of trust account through a certified bank located in the Yukon

The portal has more details on these documentation requirements.


Annual licence fees

  • Registration (one-time fee): $100
  • Annual licence fee: $50


  1. When you submit your application online, you must pay your one-time registration fee.
    • You must pay this fee before we’ll review your application.
    • The online system will prompt you to pay this by credit card.
    • This fee is non-refundable.
  2. If we approve your application, we’ll email you an invoice for your $50 annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

Go to the online portal

  1. Create a profile. With your profile you'll be able to:
    • log in to the portal at any time;
    • upload documents;
    • view your registration information; and
    • apply for a licence.
  2. Follow the steps after selecting "Apply for a licence" under the "Licensing" tab.
  3. Refer to information on this page if needed.


  • You do not have to submit an application to create a profile on the portal.
  • Prepare your documents ahead of time. Save them first as digital files so that they're ready to upload when you apply.
  • You can take a picture of a document with your mobile device to submit it as a digital document.


For questions about the application process, email or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.