File: articles of dissolution for a Yukon corporation

  1. Dissolving a Yukon corporation
  2. How to prepare your documents
  3. Revoke the intent to dissolve
  4. Submit your documents
  5. After we receive your documents

  1. Dissolving a Yukon corporation

    Under section 212 of the Business and Corporations Act, a corporation can dissolve voluntarily. The corporation’s responsibility is to review the section of the act that applies. Then, they must follow the proper procedure for the type of dissolution.


  2. How to prepare your documents

    Fill out only 1 of the following documents:

    How to fill out the forms

    The information you provide for each form must be legible.

    Articles of dissolution (special case)

    Download and complete Form 19 ‒ Articles of dissolution (special case).

    Section 1: Name of corporation

    Include the name of the corporation.

    Section 2: Yukon registry number

    Include the corporation’s Yukon registry number.

    Section 3: If corporation has not issued shares

    If the corporation has not issued any shares, used this section to enter the date of resolution of directors. If the corporation has issued shares, leave this section blank and fill out section 4.

    Section 4: If corporation has issued shares

    Use this section to include the dates of the special resolutions by each class of the shareholders.

    Section 5: Name of individual signing

    Include the name of the individual signing.

    Section 6: Title of individual signing

    Include the title of the individual signing.

    Section 7: Certification of corporation actions

    Check 1 of the 2 options:

    • “the corporation has not issued any shares and does not have any properties or liabilities”; or
    • “the corporation has distributed all its property and discharged all its liabilities”.

    Section 8: Date of signature

    Include the date the form was signed.

    Statement of intent to dissolve (unsupervised liquidation)

    Download and complete Form 20 ‒ Statement of intent to dissolve (unsupervised liquidation).

    Section 1: Name of corporation

    Include the name of the corporation.

    Section 2: Yukon registry number

    Include the corporation’s Yukon registry number.

    Section 3: Dates of the special resolutions

    Include the dates of the special resolutions by each class of shareholders of the corporation.

    Section 4: Name of individual signing

    Include the name of the individual signing.

    Section 5: Title of individual signing

    Include the title of the individual signing.

    Section 6: Confirmation signature

    Include the signature of the person confirming that “the corporation intends to voluntarily liquidate and dissolve under section 213 of the Business Corporations Act.”

    Section 7: Date of signature

    Include the date the form was signed.

    Articles of dissolution (after unsupervised liquidation)

    Download and complete Form 23 ‒ Articles of dissolution (after unsupervised liquidation).

    Section 1: Name of corporation

    Include the name of the corporation.

    Section 2: Yukon registry number

    Include the corporation’s Yukon registry number.

    Section 3: Date certificate issued

    Include the date the certificate of intent to dissolve was issued.

    Section 4: Declaration

    Read this declaration to understand what you're signing for.

    Section 5: Name of individual signing

    Include the name of the individual signing.

    Section 6: Title of individual signing

    Include the title of the individual signing.

    Section 7:Signature

    Include the signature of the individual signing.

    Section 8: Date of signature

    Include the date the form was signed.


  3. Revoke the intent to dissolve

    If a corporation has filed Form 20 ‒ Statement of intent to dissolve but no longer wishes to continue with this process, they may revoke the intent to dissolve.

    Statement of revocation of intent to dissolve

    Download and complete Form 22 ‒ Statement of revocation of intent to dissolve.

    The information you provide for the form must be legible. Also make sure to complete each section.

    Section 1: Name of corporation

    Include the name of the corporation.

    Section 2: Yukon registry number

    Include the corporation’s Yukon registry number.

    Section 3: Date of special resolution

    Include the date of the special resolution to revoke the certificate of intent.

    Section 4: Name of individual signing

    Include the name of the individual signing.

    Section 5: Title of individual signing

    Include the title of the individual signing.

    Section 6: Confirmation signature

    Include the signature of the person confirming that “the corporation revokes its statement of intent to dissolve on the following date.”

    Section 7: Date of signature

    Include the date the form was signed.


  4. Submit your documents

    COVID-19 office operations

    Until further notice, because of the COVID-19 safety measures, our office is closed to the public.

    Deliver your documents to us

    Drop off:

    You can drop off forms in our secure drop box. It's in the entrance of our building between the outside and inside doors. You'll also find copies of the most used forms next to the drop box.

    Mail:

    Government of Yukon
    Corporate Affairs (C-6)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6


  5. After we receive your documents

    Processing time

    The process can take up to 10 business days.

    When filing form 19:

    After all documents are accepted and filed, you'll receive a certificate of dissolution. This confirms that the corporation is no longer in existence as of the date shown on the certificate.

    When filing form 20:

    After all documents are accepted and filed, you'll receive a certificate of intent to dissolve. You'll receive a certificate of dissolution once the corporation has dealt with all of the requirements of sections 213(6) and 213(7), and has filed Form 23. The corporation is no longer in existence as of the date shown on the certificate.

    Fees

    There is no fee to dissolve a corporation.

    Legal advice

    Staff at Corporate Affairs cannot provide any interpretation of legislation or operational advice of any sort regarding:

    • business corporations;
    • sole proprietorships;
    • partnerships;
    • cooperative associations; or
    • societies.

    If you need advice, talk with a professional such as a lawyer or an accountant.

    Our staff cannot provide legal advice or services. For legal matters, contact a lawyer or phone the Yukon Law Line: 867-668-5297, toll free 1-866-667-4305

    Business identifier numbers and taxes

    For information about business identifier numbers, taxes and charitable status, visit Canada Revenue Agency.

    Business licences

    For information about business licences, phone the City of Whitehorse 867-668-8346, or email adminbuilding@whitehorse.ca.


Contact 

Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 867-667-5314, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5314

Fax: 867-393-6251

Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca

Mail:
Government of Yukon
Corporate Affairs (C-6)
Box 2703,
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6