Register: extra-territorial business corporation

  1. What is an extra-territorial business corporation?
  2. Does your business name meet Yukon legislation?
  3. Once you know your business name meets Yukon requirements
  4. What if you do not send your documents in by the expiration date?
  5. How to prepare your documents
  6. After we receive your documents and payment
  1. What is an extra-territorial business corporation?

    Extra-territorial business corporations are business corporations created outside Yukon. Under the Business Corporations Act, they must register to do business in Yukon, unless federally incorporated. This is the case no matter how long they plan to do business here.

  2. Does your business name meet Yukon legislation?

    Bilingual names

    If the name is a bilingual name (English and French), you must submit a name reservation for both names.

    • Each name must be approved on its own.
    • You must pay the $40 fee for each name search.
    • You will receive 2 name reservation certificates.

    On your registration documents you may use both names. You do not need to submit a registration form for each name.

    Guidelines for a business name in Yukon

    • The minimum length of a name is 5 characters.
    • The maximum length of a name is 120 characters.
    • The name must have more letters than the total number of other characters in the name.
    • Obscene or objectionable names are not allowed.
    • Names must not mislead.
    • Names must not be identical to another organization's.

    Names that need consent

    • Names that suggest government affiliation such as Government of Yukon or Yukon First Nation.
    • Names that suggest academic or technical affiliation such as university or college.
    • Names that suggest teaching of a trade, such as a school, institute or academy.
    • Names such as accountant, dentist, engineer, or private investigator.
    • Names that suggest regulated financial business.

    See the full list of rules and requirements in the Naming Regulation.

  3. Once you know your business name meets Yukon requirements

    To obtain a certificate of name reservation, you must submit the following to our office:

    Follow these steps for registering your business name.

    The proposed name has to follow the requirements of the Naming Regulation. If the name does this, we'll issue a certificate of name reservation. This is valid for 90 days.

    The process can take up to 5 business days.

  4. What if you do not send your documents in by the expiration date?

    The certificate of name reservation is valid for a period of 90 days. Within the 90 days, you can proceed to complete the required documents.

    Submit your application by the expiration date on the certificate. If you miss this date, you'll have to:

    • resubmit an application for name reservation; and
    • pay the $40 fee again.
  5. How to prepare your documents

    How to fill out the forms

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

    Statement of registration

    Download and complete Form 26 ‒ Statement of registration.

    Section 1: Name of extra-territorial corporation

    The name must match the name appearing on the certificate of name reservation.

    Section 2: Assumed name

    Include the assumed name, if any, under which the extra-territorial corporation will conduct business in Yukon. They must also be registered under section 87 of the Partnership and Business Names Act.

    Section 3: Home jurisdiction

    Include the home jurisdiction of the extra-territorial corporation.

    Section 4: Date

    Include the date of incorporation, continuation, or amalgamation in home jurisdiction.

    Section 5: Registered office

    Include the mailing and delivery address for the registered office in home jurisdiction.

    “Delivery address” refers to a physical location. Include an address or other description to identify a person’s home or place of business. This does not include a post office box.

    “Mailing address” refers to where you send mail. Include a complete mailing address, including the postal code. This address can be a person’s home, place of business or post office box.

    Section 6: Previous registration

    Indicate whether the extra-territorial corporation was registered in Yukon before.

    Section 7: Directors

    List the directors of the extra-territorial corporation or the members of its governing body.

    Section 8: Name of individual signing

    Include your first and last name.

    Section 9: Title of individual signing

    Include your title.

    Section 10: Signature

    Include your signature.

    Section 11: Date

    Include the date you signed the document.

    Appointment of attorney for service and alternative attorney

    Download and complete Form 27 ‒ Appointment of attorney for service and alternative attorney.

    Section 1: Name of extra-territorial corporation

    The name must match the name appearing on the certificate of name reservation.

    Section 2: Yukon registry number

    Only include this if you already have a number. For initial registration, leave this section blank. A number will be assigned to the corporation when your registration is complete.

    Section 3: Attorney for service name

    Include the following:

    • first and last name of your attorney for service;
    • address of the attorney for services ‒ this must be in Yukon.
    • effective date of appointment.

    “Delivery address” refers to a physical location. Include an address or other description to identify a person’s home or place of business. This does not include a post office box.

    “Mailing address” refers to where you send mail. Include a complete mailing address, including the postal code. This address can be a person’s home, place of business or post office box.

    Section 4: Signature of attorney

    Include the signature of attorney and the date they signed.

    Section 5: Alternative attorney

    If it applies, include all the information listed above for an alternative attorney.

    Section 6: Signature of alternative attorney

    Include the signature of alternative attorney and the date they signed.

    Section 7: Name of individual signing

    Include the name of individual signing for the extra-territorial corporation.

    Section 8: Title of individual signing

    Include the title of individual signing for the extra-territorial corporation.

    Section 9: Revoke previous appointments

    Sign this section to revoke the appointments of any previous attorneys or alternative attorneys.

    Section 10: Date

    Include the date you signed.

    Appointment of an attorney required

    The appointment of an attorney for service is a legislative requirement. This requirement applies to all extra-territorial corporations.

    Section 286(6) of the Business Corporations Act requires the delivery address of the attorney for the extra-territorial corporation be an office located in Yukon. This address must be accessible to the public during normal business hours. The attorney for service does not have to hold any legal designation.

    Other required documents for your package

    Along with form 26 and form 27, you must attach the following documents to your submission:

    • certificate of status or compliance from home jurisdiction not more than 2 months old;
    • copy of certificate of incorporation, amalgamation or continuance in the home jurisdiction; and
    • certificate of name change, if applicable.

    Submit your documents and pay your fees

    After the form is completed, submit it along with the fee.

    The cost for registration of an extra-territorial business corporation is $300.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

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

    Cheque

    Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Government of Yukon.

    Credit card

    We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express payment at the office. If you send your documents by fax, email or mail, provide a phone number where we can reach you. This is so you can give us your credit card information.

    Cash or debit

    Payment in cash or with a debit card can only be made in person at our office: 307 Black Street, 1st floor

    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

    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.

    When you put your forms in our secure drop box, you can include:

    • cash;
    • cheque; or
    • a payment information form to contact you for credit card payments.

    To pay with debit card, you'll have to make arrangements beforehand:

    • Phone us: 867-667-5314
    • Tell us a date and time when you can come to our office.
    • Our staff will meet you in the entryway between the interior and exterior doors at the agreed-to time with a point-of-sale terminal.
  6. After we receive your documents and payment

    Processing time

    After we've accepted and filed all your documents, you'll receive a certificate of registration. The extra-territorial corporation comes into existence on the date shown on the certificate.

    The process can take up to 10 business days.

    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