Renew a rural permit

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

    Physicians working in licensed rural dispensaries in Yukon must hold a rural permit and renew it every year. A rural permit will allow you to:

    • compound;
    • dispense; or
    • sell medications.


    Renew your permit if you're planning to:

    • use the title of rural permit holder; and
    • work to the full extent of Yukon regulations.


    Renewal period

    All rural permits expire annually on March 31. Submit your renewal application before March 1. This ensures we can process your permit before it expires.

    If we receive your renewal application after March 1, you'll need to pay a late fee of $200. If you do not renew your licence by March 31, you must apply for reinstatement and pay a reinstatement fee.

    It’s illegal to work in the new permit year before we've renewed your permit.


    Eligibility

    You’re eligible to renew your rural permit if you meet the following requirements:

    • you hold a current rural permit for Yukon; and
    • you hold a current medical or specialist licence in Yukon and are in good standing with the Yukon Registrar of Medical Practitioners.

     

    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 renewal application form

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

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also submit a criminal record check with your application package.


    Criminal record checks

    • You must have new criminal record and vulnerable sector checks done every 3 years.
    • Visit your local RCMP detachment or police to request these.
    • The RCMP or police must complete the checks 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.

     

  4. Pay your fees


    Fees

    Annual licence fee: $100.

    Late fee for applications we receive after March 1: $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 information on your payment 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 information.
    • 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 up your licence.

     

  5. Submit your complete renewal application package


    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete package must include:

    • your completed renewal application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form.
       

    We typically process renewal applications within 30 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 at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: pharma.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 renewing a rural permit, email pharma.plra@gov.yk.ca, or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408 extension 5111.