Apply for a midwife inactive 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 midwives in the Yukon must register and hold a territorial licence.

    Apply for an inactive licence if you:

    • will not actively practise; and
    • wish to maintain your standing as a licensed midwife in the Yukon.

    We process new licence applications on an ongoing basis. Once you're issued an inactive licence, you must renew it every year. All midwife licences expire annually on March 31.

    Eligibility

    You’re eligible to apply for an inactive licence if you hold:

    • a current full licence in the Yukon; or
    • a current full or midwife inactive licence in another Canadian jurisdiction.

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, we:

    • will assess your case; and
    • may not approve your application.

  2. Complete the application form

    Download the inactive licence application form.

    Complete all sections of the form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it’s relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

    Tips

    • Remember to complete all required declarations.
    • We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    Criminal record check

    We require a Canadian criminal record check from all applicants.

    • Contact 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.
    • Submit the results with your complete application package.

    If you lived or practised midwifery outside of Canada

    If this was in the 12 months before your application, you must also provide a criminal record check from that jurisdiction.

    Have the check completed no more than 90 days before the date of your application.

    Certificate(s) of standing

    You must provide a certificate of standing from:

    • all jurisdictions where you're currently licensed; and
    • every jurisdiction you have ever practised midwifery in.

    Each certificate must be dated no more than 90 days before your application.

    The regulator issuing the certificate must mail or email the certificate of standing to us. We accept copies or original paper copies.


  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    • Application fee: $50
    • Inactive annual licence fee: $50
    • Total: $100

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

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

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information section of your renewal application 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 section of your renewal application 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 pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information section of your renewal application 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; and
    all supporting documents.

    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 have 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.
    • Email: [midwifery.plra@yukon.ca](mailto:midwifery.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 inactive licence, email midwifery.plra@yukon.ca, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.