Apply for a rural permit to practice pharmacy

  1. Determine if you’re eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all required supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package

  1. Determine if you’re eligible

    Physicians working in licensed rural dispensaries in Yukon can apply for a rural permit to:

    • compound;
    • dispense; or
    • sell medications.


    Apply for registration and a permit if you're planning to:

    • use the title of rural permit holder; and
    • work to the full extent of your training and Yukon regulations.


    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. But you must renew your licence every year. All rural permits expire annually on March 31.



    You can register and apply for a rural permit if you meet all the following requirements.

    • You hold a current medical or specialist licence in Yukon and are in good standing.
    • As of August 1, 2021, you will have to successfully complete Yukon’s jurisprudence exam for rural permit holders.


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

    • we will assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.


  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 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 within the 6 months before applying for this licence; or
    • practised pharmacy outside Canada.


    Proof of this check must be dated no more than 3 months before your application.

    Contact Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs directly for more information.

  4. Pay your fees



    Registration and annual licence fee: $100.


    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.


    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

    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 information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.


  5. Submit your complete application package

    Prepare your application package.

    Your complete application package must include:

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

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We'll 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.


    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m PST.
    • 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 rural permit, email or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.