Register: limited liability partnership formed outside Yukon

  1. What is a limited partnership formed outside Yukon?
  2. Is your name compliant with our Naming Regulation?
  3. Get a certificate of name reservation
  4. How to prepare your documents
  5. After we receive your documents and payment
  1. What is a limited partnership formed outside Yukon?

    An extra-territorial partnership is formed outside Yukon. A limited extra-territorial partnership has 1 or more general partners, with unlimited liability. This type of partnership also has 1 or more limited partners, with limited liability.

    These partnerships must register in Yukon under the Partnership and Business Names Act to carry on business here.

  2. Is your name compliant with our Naming Regulation?

    To be able to register the limited partnership formed outside Yukon, the name you use in your home jurisdiction needs to meet the Naming Regulation for Yukon.

    The name of a limited partnership must end with the words “Limited Partnership” in full. If the name is in French, the same rule applies.

    When deciding on a name for your business, remember the Naming Regulation does not allow legal elements. Refer to the regulations for more detail

    Guidelines on choosing a name

    • The minimum length of name is 5 characters.
    • The maximum length of name is 120 characters.
    • The name must have more letters than the total number of other characters in the name.
    • Obscene or objectionable names are not allowed.
    • Names must not mislead.
    • Names must not be the same as another organization’s.

    Names that need consent

    • Names that suggest government affiliation such as Government of Yukon or Yukon First Nation.
    • Names that suggest academic or technical affiliation such as university or college.
    • Names that suggest teaching of a trade such as a school, institute or academy.
    • Names such as accountant, dentist, engineer, or private investigators.
    • Names that suggest regulated financial business.

    See the full list of naming guidelines in the Naming Regulation.

     

  3. Get a certificate of name reservation

    To obtain a certificate of name reservation, you must submit the following to our office:

    Follow these steps for registering your entity name.

    The proposed name has to follow the requirements of the Naming Regulation. If the name does this, we'll issue a certificate of name reservation. This is valid for 90 days.

    The process can take up to 5 business days.

  4. How to prepare your documents

    How to fill out the forms

    The information you provide on the form must be legible. Make sure to complete each section.

    Notice of office of limited partnership

    Download and complete Form 1 ‒ Notice of registered office of limited partnership

    Section 1: Name of limited partnership

    The name must match the name appearing on the certificate of name reservation.

    Section 2: Registered office in Yukon

    A limited partnership must have a registered office in the Yukon. Include the delivery and mailing addresses.

    “Delivery address” refers to a physical location. Include an address or other description to identify a person’s home or place of business. This does 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 3: Names and signatures

    Include the names and signatures of all general partners. List general partners who are individuals and who are entities.

    If the partner is an individual include:
    • last name; and
    • first name.

    Each general partner must sign and date the form in the appropriate section.

    If the partner is an entity (partnership or corporation) include:

    • the name of the entity; and
    • its Yukon registry number (the entity must be registered).
    • first and last name of individual signing for general partner.

    Each individual signing for a general partner must sign and date the form in the appropriate section.

    Application for registration of a limited partnership formed outside Yukon

    Download and complete Form 3 ‒ Application for registration of limited partnership formed outside Yukon.

    Section 1: Name of partnership

    The name must match the name appearing on the certificate of name registration.

    Section 2: Business name

    Include the business name, if any, under which the limited partnership will carry on business in Yukon. The name must also be registered under section 87 of the Partnership and Business Names Act.

    Section 3: Date of formation

    Include the date the partnership was formed in its home jurisdiction.

    Section 4: Jurisdiction

    Include the jurisdiction in which the limited partnership was formed.

    Section 5: Registered office

    Include the delivery and mailing address for the registered office in home jurisdiction.

    “Delivery address” refers to a physical location. Include an address or other description to identify a person’s home or place of business. This does 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 6: Previous registration

    Indicate whether the limited partnership was previously registered in Yukon.

    Section 7: General nature of business

    State the general nature of the business conducted or intended to be conducted in Yukon.

    Section 8: List partners and signatures

    List general partners who are individuals and who are entities.

    If the general partner is an individual include:

    • last name;
    • first name; and
    • delivery and mailing address.

    If the partner is an entity (partnership or corporation) include:

    • the name of the entity;
    • its Yukon registry number (the entity must be registered);
    • the first and last name of the individual signing for general partner; and
    • delivery and mailing address of the entity.

    Each individual signing for a general partner must sign and date the form in the appropriate section.

    Include copy of certificate of limited partnership

    A copy of the certificate of limited partnership from home jurisdiction is required and must be attached to the forms.

    Submit your documents and pay your fees

    After the form is completed, submit it along with the fee. The cost of filing an application for registration of a limited partnership formed outside Yukon is $300.

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

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

    Cheque

    Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to Government of Yukon.

    Credit card

    We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express payment at the office. If you send your documents by fax, email or mail, provide a phone number where we can reach you. This is so you can give us your credit card information.

    Cash or debit

    Payment in cash or with a debit card can only be made in person at our office: 307 Black Street, 1st floor

  5. After we receive your documents and payment

    Processing time

    After we've accepted and filed all your documents, you'll receive a confirmation. The process can take up to 5 business days.

    COVID-19 office operations

    Until further notice, because of the COVID-19 safety measures, our office is closed to the public.

    Deliver your documents to us

    We've installed a secure drop box and copies of the most used forms in the entrance of the building between the outside and inside doors.

    When you put your forms in our secure drop box, you can include:

    • cash;
    • cheque; or
    • a payment information form to contact you for credit card payments.

    To pay with debit card, you'll have to make arrangements beforehand:

    1. Phone us: 867-667-5314
    2. Tell us a date and time when you can come to our office.
    3. Our staff will meet you in the entryway between the interior and exterior doors at the agreed-to time with a point-of-sale terminal.

    Legal advice

    Staff at Corporate Affairs cannot provide any interpretation of legislation or operational advice of any sort regarding:

    • business corporations;
    • sole proprietorships;
    • partnerships;
    • cooperative associations; or
    • societies.

    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.

    Business licences

    For information about business licences, contact the City of Whitehorse 867-668-8346, or email adminbuilding@whitehorse.ca.


Contact 

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

Fax: 867-393-6251

Email: corporateaffairs@gov.yk.ca

Mail:
Government of Yukon
Corporate Affairs (C-6)
Box 2703,
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6