Apply for a practical nurse (LPN) interim licence

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

  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All practical nurses in Yukon must hold a licence.

    You should apply for an interim licence if you have not completed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

    An interim licence will allow you to work under supervision and use the title of interim practical nurse.

    We accept and process new interim LPN applications on an ongoing basis. However, you must renew your licence every year. All LPN licences expire annually on January 31.

    Eligibility

    You can apply for an interim licence if you meet all of the following requirements.

    You've:

    • graduated from an approved LPN nursing program;
    • registered to write the CPNRE examination;
    • enlisted a supervisor who holds a full licence in Yukon;
    • never renewed your interim licence or have renewed it only once.

    International graduates are not eligible for an interim licence. You must first hold a licence in a Canadian province. Learn how to become an LPN in Canada.

    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.

  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the LPN interim licence application form. Do not leave a section blank. If a section is not relevant, mark the section as “not applicable.” We may return incomplete applications.


  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

    Criminal record checks

    We require Canadian criminal record and vulnerable sector checks from all applicants.

    • Visit your local RCMP or police detachment to request a check.
    • The RCMP or police must complete the check no more than 90 days before you submit your application.
    • Ask the RCMP to:
      • send the results to your mailing address; or
      • make the results available for you to pick up.
    • Make sure to then submit the results with your complete application package.

    Work or student visa

    You must provide a copy of this documentation if you are an international applicant.

    • This documentation proves you can legally work in Canada.
    • You cannot use this document as your current photo ID.

    Verification of registration form

    You must submit this form if you're registered to practise in another jurisdiction.

    Notarized copy of your LPN program diploma

    • Provide a copy of your LPN program diploma.
    • Ensure a notary public or lawyer has signed the copy. 

    Proof of registration CPNRE

    • Provide a copy of your confirmation of registration for the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    • Registration fee (1-time fee): $40.
    • Annual licence fee: $200.

    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: 307 Black Street in Whitehorse. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our office postal code is Y1A 2N1.
    • Email: lpn-rpn.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 a LPN interim licence email lpn-rpn.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext 5111.