Reserve a business or entity name

  1. After you decide on a name
  2. How to prepare your documents
  3. Reserve a name online
  4. How to prepare your documents
  5. Reserve a name online
  6. After we receive your documents and payment
  1. After you decide on a name

    To get a certificate of name reservation, you must do 1 of the following:

    If the proposed name meets the requirements of the Naming Regulation, we'll issue a certificate of name reservation. The certificate is valid for 90 days. The process can take up to 5 business days.

  2. How to prepare your documents

    How to fill out the form

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

    Download and fill out Form 1 ‒ Application for name reservation

    Section 1: Type of organization

    Check off only the box that applies to the type of entity chosen. Only one can be checked. Choose carefully, changes are not allowed after the process is complete.

    Section 2: Name requested

    Include the name you're requesting for use in Yukon.

    Section 3: Name of applicant

    Use the name of the person whose name you want to appear on the certificate of reservation. If you're submitting the application for someone else, their name must be on the certificate as the applicant. Use of the approved name belongs to the applicant and they must be who registers the name.

    Section 4: Mailing address

    Include the mailing address of the applicant. This is where the confirmation will be sent.

    Section 5: Signature of applicant

    Include the signature of the applicant.

    Section 6: Date

    Include the date the form was signed.

    Review the form

    Review the form carefully and make sure all the information is accurate. We will not issue a refund for any mistake made on the form.

    Submit your documents and pay your fees

    After the form is completed, submit it along with the fee. The cost of filing an application for name reservation is $40.

    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:

    1. Phone us: 867-667-5314
    2. Tell us a date and time when you can come to our office.
    3. 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.

    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

    Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca

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

     

  3. Reserve a name online

    Reserve a name online

    You can also complete the application for name reservation Yukon Corporate Online Registry (YCOR) and pay by credit card.

    How to register online

    1. Select “Reserve a name as a guest”.
    2. Select "Name type":
    3. Enter the proposed name.
    4. Enter the applicant’s name. This is the name of the person registering the entity. This name will be shown on the certificate of reservation if the name is approved.
    5. Enter the name of an authorized agent if it applies.
    6. Enter the applicant or authorized agent’s email address. This reservation confirmation and payment receipt will be sent to this address. The email address of the person submitting the reservation is required.
    7. Enter the mailing address. This is required.
    8. Carefully review the form and make sure all the information is accurate as we will not issue refunds for mistakes made on the form
    9. When you've completed and reviewed the form, click “Pay and submit”.

     

  4. How to prepare your documents

    How to fill out the form

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

    Download and fill out Form 1 ‒ Application for name reservation

    Section 1: Type of organization

    Check off only the box that applies to the type of entity chosen. Only one can be checked. Choose carefully, changes are not allowed after the process is complete.

    Section 2: Name requested

    Include the name you're requesting for use in Yukon.

    Section 3: Name of applicant

    Use the name of the person whose name you want to appear on the certificate of reservation. If you're submitting the application for someone else, their name must be on the certificate as the applicant. Use of the approved name belongs to the applicant and they must be who registers the name.

    Section 4: Mailing address

    Include the mailing address of the applicant. This is where the confirmation will be sent.

    Section 5: Signature of applicant

    Include the signature of the applicant.

    Section 6: Date

    Include the date the form was signed.

    Review the form

    Review the form carefully and make sure all the information is accurate. We will not issue a refund for any mistake made on the form.

    Submit your documents and pay your fees

    After the form is completed, submit it along with the fee. The cost of filing an application for name reservation is $40.

    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:

    1. Phone us: 867-667-5314
    2. Tell us a date and time when you can come to our office.
    3. 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.

    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

    Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca

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

     

  5. Reserve a name online

    Reserve a name online

    You can also complete the application for name reservation Yukon Corporate Online Registry (YCOR) and pay by credit card.

    How to register online

    1. Select “Reserve a name as a guest”.
    2. Select "Name type":
    3. Enter the proposed name.
    4. Enter the applicant’s name. This is the name of the person registering the entity. This name will be shown on the certificate of reservation if the name is approved.
    5. Enter the name of an authorized agent if it applies.
    6. Enter the applicant or authorized agent’s email address. This reservation confirmation and payment receipt will be sent to this address. The email address of the person submitting the reservation is required.
    7. Enter the mailing address. This is required.
    8. Carefully review the form and make sure all the information is accurate as we will not issue refunds for mistakes made on the form
    9. When you've completed and reviewed the form, click “Pay and submit”.

     

  6. After we receive your documents and payment

    Processing time

    After we've accepted and filed all your documents, you'll receive a confirmation. The process can take up to 5 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 the Canada Revenue Agency.

    Business licences

    For information about business licences, phone the City of Whitehorse at 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