Apply for a real estate agency 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 required supporting documents
  5. Pay your fees
  6. Submit your complete application package
  1. Know which licence to apply for in Yukon

    All real estate agencies and professionals trading in real estate in Yukon must hold a valid licence.

    There are 3 types of real estate licences in Yukon:

    • agency licence;
    • agent licence; and
    • salesperson licence.

    Review the information below to make sure you apply for the correct licence.

    Agency licence

    This licence is for real estate businesses working in Yukon. An agency can be a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship.

    Agent licence

    This licence is for a real estate agency's designated representative.

    An agent can be an agency’s only employee or can manage 1 or more salespersons.

    Some Canadian jurisdictions refer to a real estate agent as a real estate broker.

    Salesperson licence

    This licence is for a real estate professional who will work under a real estate agent (broker).

  2. Determine if you're eligible

    We accept new applications on an ongoing basis. You must renew your licence every year. All real estate agency licences expire annually on March 31.

    Eligibility

    You can apply for a real estate agency licence if the business meets the following requirements.

    • The business is registered either under Yukon’s Partnership and Business Names Act or the Business Corporations Act.
    • The business keeps a physical office in Yukon.
    • The business has a designated representative who holds a Yukon real estate agent licence.
    • All others trading in real estate on behalf of the business hold a real estate salesperson licence. This includes business partners, members of the board of directors and employees.

     

  3. Complete the application form

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

    Tips

    • A partner, member of the board of directors, or owner of the business, must complete all sections of the form.
    • Ensure whoever is completing the form is at least 19 years old.

     

  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of current photo ID for all of the following:
      • the owner(s);
      • business partners; and
      • members of the board of directors.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show each person’s current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Real estate agent licence application

    All real estate agencies working in Yukon must have a designated representative. This person must hold a valid Yukon real estate agent licence.

    • Ensure your designated representative completes the real estate agent application process.
    • Provide the completed agent application with your agency application package.

    Proof of surety

    • An insurance company licensed in Yukon must issue the surety bond.
    • The bond must be in 1 of the following amounts:
      • $10,000, if the business will employ 0 – 1 real estate salespersons;
      • $20,000 if the business will employ 2 – 10 salespersons; or
      • $40,000 if the business will employ 11 or more real estate salespersons.

    Proof of business registration

    • This proof must show the business is registered under the Partnership and Business Names Act or the Business Corporations Act.
    • Contact Corporate Affairs to obtain this proof:

     

  5. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Annual real estate agency licence fee

    • To do business within a Yukon municipality: $25.
    • To do business outside of a Yukon municipality: $110.
    • If you will do business in both: $135.

    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 supporting documents; and
    • your payment form and fees.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. We may return your application if you've 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, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

For questions about applying for a real estate agent licence, email realestate.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.