Apply for a security agency licence

  1. Determine if your agency's eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all other required supporting documents
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package

  1. Determine if your agency's eligible

    All security agencies in Yukon must hold a valid licence.

    There are 4 classes of licences security agencies can hold in Yukon:

    • security guard;
    • private investigator;
    • security consultant; and
    • burglar alarm agent.

     

    We accept new applications on an ongoing basis. The agency must renew its licence every year. All security agency licences expire annually on March 31.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, please note:

    • 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.


    Eligibility

    Agencies are eligible to apply for a licence if they meet all the following requirements.

    • The applicant(s) must be at least 19 years old.
    • The agency must have an office located in Yukon.
    • The agency must hold a minimum of $100,000 in liability insurance.
    • The agency must hold a bond of $5,000.

     

    Depending on the business type, agencies must also meet 1 of the following requirements.


    Sole proprietor

    The sole proprietor must have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.


    Partnership

    All partners must have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.


    Corporation

    The majority of the board of directors must have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.


  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. Enter "not applicable" when it's relevant.


    Who can complete the form?

    • The agency owner.
    • An agency partner or a member of the agency's board of directors.


    Tips

    • At the top of the form, select the licence class the agency is renewing.
    • An agency can renew more than 1 class on 1 application.
    • The applicant must sign and complete the affidavit on the form.
    • The applicant must also have a notary public witness and sign the affidavit.
    • We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other required supporting documents

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


    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of ID for the agency owner.
    • If applicable, you must also provide a copy of 1 piece of ID for each business partner and board member.
    • 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.


    Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status

    • Provide proof for the agency owner.
    • If applicable, you must also provide proof for each business partner and each member of the board of directors.
    • We accept the following as proof:
      • certified copy of a Canadian birth certificate;
      • certified copy of a Canadian passport; or
      • certified copy of a Canadian work permit.


    Criminal record check

    • Provide a criminal record check for the agency’s owner.
    • If applicable, also provide a check for each manager, business partner and member of the board of directors.
    • Anyone in the agency who requires a criminal record check should visit their local RCMP or police detachment to request a check.
    • The RCMP must complete the check no more than 90 days before the date the agency submits the application package.
    • Ask the RCMP to:
      • send the results to your mailing address; or
      • make the results available for applicant to pick up. 
    • The agency licence applicant should then include the results of all criminal record checks with the application package.


    Proof of liability insurance

    • The agency must hold liability insurance in the amount of $100,000, or more.
    • We accept photocopies of liability insurance as proof.


    Proof of surety bond of $5,000

    • An insurance company licensed in Yukon must issue the surety bond.
    • We accept photocopies of the bond as proof.


    Photos of proposed uniforms, badges, rank insignia or equipment

    • Only security guard agencies must provide this.
    • Your agency must notify our office if it makes any changes to these items during the licence year.

     


  4. Pay your fees


    Fees

    Annual licence fees

    • First licence class: $50.
    • Each subsequent licence class: $25 per class.

     

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

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


    Cheque

    • 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 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.
    • Email: pisg.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

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