Apply for an insurer licence

  1. Know the classes of insurance that insurers can offer in Yukon
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Pay your fees
  4. Submit your application, appendices and fees
  1. Know the classes of insurance that insurers can offer in Yukon

    All insurers doing business in Yukon must hold a Yukon licence.

    We accept new insurer applications on an ongoing basis. You must renew your licence every year. All insurer licences expire annually on June 30. In Yukon, an insurer can obtain a licence for the following classes of insurance:

    • accident;
    • aircraft;
    • automobile;
    • boiler & machinery;
    • credit;
    • disability;
    • employers’ liability;
    • fidelity;
    • guarantee;
    • hail;
    • legal expense;
    • liability;
    • life;
    • marine;
    • mortgage;
    • public liability;
    • property;
    • sickness;
    • surety; and
    • title.

     

  2. Complete the application form

    You must complete the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) licence application form and appendices to apply for an insurer’s licence in Yukon. These forms are available on the CCIR website.

    If you have any issues accessing or downloading the forms try using a different browser or contact PLRA.

  3. Pay your fees

    Fees

    All insurers must pay a $5 recording and filing fee.

    You must also pay the following fees for each class of licence you apply for.

    Joint stock and mutual companies

    Annual licence fees:

    • life: $300;
    • property: $150;
    • accident: $150;
    • other: $50.

    Mutual benefit and fraternal societies

    Annual licence fees:

    • life: $50;
    • accident or sickness: $50.

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fees with your application.

  4. Submit your application, appendices and fees

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

    • your completed CCIR application form;
    • all required appendices; and
    • your payment information form and all applicable fees.

    We typically process applications within 30 business days. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

    Submit your application package:

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: insurance.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

     


Contact 

For questions about applying for an insurer’s licence, email insurance.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.