Apply for an insurance adjuster licence

  1. Know which licence to apply for in Yukon
  2. Determine if you're eligible
  3. Complete the application form
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required
  5. Pay your fees
  6. Submit your application, supporting documents and fees
  1. Know which licence to apply for in Yukon

    4 different insurance professions are regulated in Yukon:

    • insurance agents;
    • insurance brokers;
    • insurance salespeople; and
    • insurance adjusters.


    The services these professions offer in Yukon may be different than in other regions.

    Before you apply, review the information below to make sure you apply for the correct licence.


    Insurance adjuster

    In Yukon, an insurance adjuster:

    • investigates insurance claims;
    • makes recommendations on insurance policy payments; and
    • negotiates payments and settlements.


    Insurance broker

    In Yukon, an insurance broker:

    • acts as a go-between for insurers and the insured;
    • works independently and typically does not represent a single insurer;
    • does not require permission from an insurer to sell their products; and
    • cannot provide life or accident and sickness insurance.


    Insurance agent

    In Yukon, an insurance agent:

    • acts as a go-between for an insurer and the insured;
    • typically represents 1 insurer but can represent more;
    • has received permission from insurers to sell their products; and
    • is the only insurance professional working in the territory that can provide life, and accident and sickness insurance.


    Insurance salesperson

    In Yukon, an insurance salesperson:

    • is employed and supervised by a licensed insurance agent or broker;
    • is paid a salary and does not receive commission;
    • can solicit insurance, negotiate insurance or renewals, and collect and receive premiums for their employer.
  2. Determine if you're eligible

    All insurance adjusters working in Yukon must register and hold a Yukon licence.

    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. But you must renew your licence every year. All insurance adjuster licences expire annually on September 30.


    Eligibility

    You're eligible to register and apply for an insurance adjuster licence if you meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

    You:

    • hold a valid insurance adjuster licence in another Canadian or US jurisdiction (your "home" jurisdiction);
    • are in good standing in your home jurisdiction;
    • only apply for the same classes of insurance as you hold in your home jurisdiction;
    • are recommended by the insurer or adjusting firm that employs you (not required if you're self-employed);
    • are not licensed in Yukon as an insurance broker or agent.

     

    Or you:

    • have successfully completed parts 1 and 2 of the Insurance Institute of Canada's General Insurance Essentials Course (C81 and C82);
    • are recommended by the insurer or adjusting firm that employs you (not required if you're self-employed);
    • are not licensed in Yukon as an insurance broker or agent.
  3. 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.


    Tips

    • Mark on the top of the form whether you're applying for:
      • a resident; or
      • a non-resident licence.
    • Choose non-resident if your home jurisdiction is outside of Yukon.
    • Sign the affidavit in front of a notary public and then have the notary sign and witness.
    • Have a representative from the insurer or adjusting firm you work for complete the "recommendation of adjuster" section.
    • Send us the original application form and keep a photocopy for your records.
    • We do not accept photocopies of the application form.
    • We may return incomplete applications.
  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

    Gather together the following documents and provide these with your complete application package.
     

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of current 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 check

    • 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 or police to send the results directly to your mailing address or make the results available for pickup.


    Proof of standing

    We only require this from applicants who hold an adjuster licence in another Canadian or US jurisdiction.

    • We accept the following as proof of standing:
      • a recent printout from your home regulator’s online register;
      • a copy of your insurance adjuster licence from your home jurisdiction;
      • a certificate of authority from your home regulator; or
      • any combination of the above.
         
    • You must ensure this documentation shows all of the following:
      • your name;
      • your licence number;
      • the class(es) of insurance you are licensed to sell; and
      • your current licence status or licence expiry date.


    Proof of education

    We need proof of education from applicants who are not registered in another Canadian or US jurisdiction.

    • We only accept an official transcript from the Insurance Institute of Canada as proof.
    • Ask the institution to send this directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
    • The transcript must show you have successfully completed parts 1 and 2 of the General Insurance Essentials course (C81 and C82).
  5. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Non-residents

    Pay this fee if your home jurisdiction is outside of Yukon.

    Annual licence fee: $150.

    Residents

    Pay this fee if Yukon is your home jurisdiction.

    Annual licence fee: $75.


    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

  6. Submit your application, supporting documents and fees

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

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


    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a licence.

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


    Submit your application package

    • 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.
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about applying for an insurance adjuster licence, email: insurance.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.