- Why you need to file an appointment of attorney
- How to prepare your documents
- Submit your documents
- After we receive your documents
Why you need to file an appointment of attorney
The following legislative requirements are listed in section 286(6) of the Business Corporations Act.
- All extra-territorial corporations must appoint an attorney for service.
- The delivery address of an attorney for service for an extra-territorial corporation must be located in Yukon. This office must be accessible to the public during normal business hours.
- The attorney for service does not have to hold any legal designation.
How to prepare your documents
Download and complete Form 27 ‒ Appointment of attorney for service and alternative attorney.
How to fill out the form
The information you provide on the form must be legible.
Section 1: Name of extra-territorial corporation
Include the name of the extra-territorial corporation.
Section 2: Yukon registry number
Include the extra-territorial corporation’s Yukon registry number.
Section 3: Attorney for service
Include the name of the attorney for service and the effective date of their appointment. Their address must be in Yukon.
“Delivery address” refers to a physical location. Include an address or other description to identify a person’s home or place of business. This must not include a post office box.
“Mailing address” refers to where you send mail. Include a complete mailing address, including the postal code. This address can be a person’s home, place of business or post office box.
Section 4: Signature and date
The attorney signs and dates the form here.
Section 5: Alternative attorney for service
If you have an alternative attorney for service, put their name here. Also include their address and effective date of appointment. Their address must be in Yukon.
Section 6: Alternative attorney signature and date
The alternative attorney signs and dates the form here.
Section 7: Name of individual signing for extra-territorial corporation
Include the name of the individual signing for the extra-territorial corporation.
Section 8: Title of individual signing for extra-territorial corporation
Include the title of the individual signing for the extra-territorial corporation.
Section 9: Revoke previous attorneys
The individual signing for the extra-territorial corporation signs and dates the form here. This revokes any appointments of attorneys or alternative attorneys before this date.
Section 10: Date of signature
Include the date the form was signed.
Submit your documents
After the form is completed, submit it. There is no cost for filing an appointment of attorney for service and alternative attorney.
Deliver your documents to us
You can drop off forms at our office or in our secure drop box in the lobby.
When you put your forms in our secure drop box, you can include:
- cheque; or
- a payment information form to contact you for credit card payments.
Submit your documents by mail, fax or email
Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 867-667-5314, or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5314
Government of Yukon
Corporate Affairs (C-6)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
After we receive your documents
After we've accepted and filed all your documents, you'll receive a confirmation. The process can take up to 10 business days.
Staff at Corporate Affairs cannot provide any interpretation of legislation or operational advice of any sort regarding:
- business corporations;
- sole proprietorships;
- cooperative associations; or
If you need advice, talk with a professional such as a lawyer or an accountant.
Our staff cannot provide legal advice or services. For legal matters, contact a lawyer or phone the Yukon Law Line: 867-668-5297, toll free 1-866-667-4305
Business identifier numbers and taxes
For information about business identifier numbers, taxes and charitable status, visit the Canada Revenue Agency.
For information about business licences, phone the City of Whitehorse 867-668-8346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.