Apply for a practical nurse (LPN) licence

All licensed practical nurses in the Yukon must:

  • register;
  • hold a Yukon licence; and
  • renew their licence every year.

Each licence type listed below has information on that licence type's:

  • eligibility requirements,
  • documentation requirements; and
  • fees.

We recommend reading this information before applying.

Apply using the online portal

A full licence allows you to:

  • use the title of licensed practical nurse (LPN); and
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.

Eligibility

You must meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

Option 1

You:

  • hold a full licence in another jurisdiction; and
  • are in good standing in that jurisdiction.

This is the only option for international applicants.

Option 2

You have:

  • graduated from an approved licensed practical nursing program (LPN) in the past 4 years; and
  • passed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

If you've had any complaints or disciplinary or criminal action against you:

  • we'll assess your eligibility on a case-by-case basis; and
  • we may not approve your registration or licensing.

Required documentation

You'll need to provide the following documents with your application. You must provide these in an electronic format such as JPG, PDF or PNG.

All applicants

  • Your current government issued photo ID (not a health care card)
  • A copy of your LPN diploma
  • Your criminal record check

Applicants registered to practise in another jurisdiction

Your verification of registration, sent directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs from all jurisdictions currently and previously licensed in.

The portal has more details on these documentation requirements.

Fees and payment information

Fees

Registration (1-time fee): $40

Annual licence fee: $200

Payment

  1. When you submit your application online, you must pay your 1-time registration fee.
    • You must pay this fee before we will review and approve your application.
    • The online system will prompt you to pay this by credit card.
    • This fee is non-refundable.
  2. If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

A temporary licence allows you to:

  • use the title of licensed practical nurse (LPN);
  • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations; and
  • practise in the Yukon for less than a 3-month period in a licence year.

The licence year runs from February 1 to January 31.

You cannot renew a temporary licence.

Eligibility

You must meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

Option 1

You:

  • hold a full licence in another jurisdiction; and
  • are in good standing in that jurisdiction.

This is the only option for international applicants.

Option 2

You have:

  • graduated from an approved licensed practical nursing program (LPN) in the past 4 years; and
  • passed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

If you've had any complaints or disciplinary or criminal action against you:

  • we'll assess your eligibility on a case-by-case basis; and
  • we may not approve your registration or licensing.

Required documentation

You will need to provide the following documents with your application. You must provide these in an electronic format such as jpg, pdf or png.

All applicants

  • Your current government issued photo ID (not a health care card)
  • A copy of your LPN diploma
  • Your criminal record check

Applicants registered to practise in another jurisdiction

Your verification of registration, sent directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs from all jurisdictions currently and previously licensed in.

The portal has more details on these documentation requirements.

Fees and payment information

Fees

Registration (1-time fee): $40

Annual licence fee: $50

Payment

  1. When you submit your application online, you must pay your 1-time registration fee.
    • You must pay this fee before we will review and approve your application.
    • The online system will prompt you to pay this by credit card.
    • This fee is non-refundable.
  2. If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your annual licence fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

An interim licence allows you to:

  • hold a licence if you have not completed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE);
  • work under supervision; and
  • use the title of interim practical nurse.

You can only renew an interim licence 1 time.

Eligibility

You must meet all of the following requirements. You must have:

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

If you've had any complaints or disciplinary or criminal action against you:

  • we'll assess your eligibility on a case-by-case basis; and
  • we may not approve your registration or licensing.

Required documentation

You'll need to provide the following documents with your application. You must provide these in an electronic format such as PDF, JPG or PNG.

The portal has more details on these documentation requirements.

All applicants

  • Your current government issued photo ID (not a health care card)
  • A copy of your LPN diploma
  • Your criminal record check
  • Proof of registration for the CPNRE

Applicants registered to practise in another jurisdiction

Your verification of registration, sent directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs from all jurisdictions currently and previously licensed in.

Fees and payment information

Fees

Registration (1-time fee): $40

Annual licence fee: $200

Payment

  1. When you submit your application online, you must pay your 1-time registration fee.
    • You must pay this fee before we will review and approve your application.
    • The online system will prompt you to pay this by credit card.
    • This fee is non-refundable.
  2. If we approve your application, we will email you an invoice for your annual licensing fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

 

An inactive licence allows you to maintain your standing as a LPN in the Yukon if you will not be actively practising.

Eligibility

Only people who already hold a full LPN licence in the Yukon can apply for an inactive licence.

Required documentation

You'll need to provide the following documents with your application. You must provide these in an electronic format such as JPG, PDF or PNG.

All applicants

Submit your criminal record check. We require a new check every 5 years.

Applicants registered to practise in another jurisdiction

Your verification of registration, sent directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs from all jurisdictions currently and previously licensed in.

The portal has more details on these documentation requirements.

Fees and payment information

Fees

Registration fee: none

Annual licence fee: $40

Payment

If we approve your application, we'll email you an invoice for your annual licence fee. Once you receive this invoice, you can pay through the portal.

A courtesy licence allows you to:

  • work in the Yukon for the purpose of teaching or research: and
  • use the title of courtesy practical nurse.

Courtesy licences are valid for the time requested by the applicant.

Eligibility

You must meet 1 of the following sets of requirements.

Option 1

You:

  • hold a full licence in another jurisdiction; and
  • are in good standing in that jurisdiction.

Option 2

You have:

  • graduated from an approved licensed practical nursing program (LPN); and
  • passed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

Option 3

You:

  • hold an international degree or diploma; and
  • can demonstrate your education and competence is appropriate for the purpose of your visit to the Yukon.

If you've had any complaints or disciplinary or criminal action against you:

  • we'll assess your eligibility on a case-by-case basis; and
  • we may not approve your registration or licensing.

Required documentation

You'll need to provide the following documents with your application. You must provide these in an electronic format such as JPG, PDF or PNG.

All applicants

  • Your current government issued photo ID (not a health care card)
  • A copy of your LPN diploma
  • Your criminal record check
  • Letter of endorsement

Applicants registered to practise in another jurisdiction

Your verification of registration, sent directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs from all jurisdictions currently and previously licensed in.

The portal has more details on these documentation requirements.

Fees and payment information

Fees

Registration (1-time fee): $40

Annual licence fee: $0

Payment

  1. When you submit your application online, you must pay your 1-time registration fee.
    • You must pay this fee before we will review and approve your application.
    • The online system will prompt you to pay this by credit card.
    • This fee is non-refundable.

Go to the online portal

For all licence types, except if they're inactive

  1. Create a profile. With your profile you'll be able to:
    • login to the portal at any time;
    • upload documents;
    • view your registration information; and
    • apply for a licence
  2. Apply for a licence.
    • Follow the steps after clicking on "Apply for a licence" under the "Licensing" tab.
  3. Refer to information on this page if needed.

For inactive licences

  1. Log in to the portal.
  2. Select the "forms" tab from the top menu.
  3. Click on "Request a change to your certificate".
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the process.

Tips

  • You do not have to submit an application to create a profile on the portal.
  • Prepare your documents ahead of time. Save them first as digital files so that they're ready to upload when you apply.
  • You can take a picture of a document with your mobile device to submit it as a digital document.

Contact: 

For questions about the application process, email [email protected] or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.