Renew an insurance agent licence

  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

    All insurance agents working in Yukon must hold a current Yukon licence and renew it every year.

    In Yukon, insurance agents can renew 4 types of licences:

    • life;
    • accident and sickness;
    • general (for all insurance classes except life, accident and sickness, and travel accident and sickness); and
    • travel accident and sickness (only travel agents may apply for this licence type).

    Renewal period

    All insurance agent licences expire annually on September 30. Submit your renewal application before August 1. This ensures we can process your application before your licence expires.

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

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to renew your licence if you hold a current Yukon insurance agent licence.

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

    • we'll 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

    Download the renewal 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

    • Mark on the top of the form which licence class(es) you're applying for.
    • You can apply for more than 1 class of insurance.
    • Select whether you're applying for a:
      • resident; or
      • non-resident licence.
    • Choose non-resident if your home jurisdiction is outside of Yukon.
    • Sign the affidavit section in front of a notary public and then have the notary sign and witness.
    • Send us the original application form and keep a photocopy for your records.
    • We do not accept photocopies of the application form.

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application package.

    Proof of standing

    We require this proof from applicants who hold an agent licence in another Canadian or US jurisdiction.

    • We accept the following as proof of standing:
      • a recent printout from your home regulator’s online register;
      • a copy of your insurance agent licence from your home jurisdiction;
      • a certificate of authority from your home regulator; or
      • any combination of the above.
         
    • You must ensure this documentation shows all of the following:
      • your name;
      • your licence number;
      • the class(es) of insurance you are licensed to sell; and
      • your current licence status or licence expiry date.

  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    If you're applying for more than 1 licence type, add the cost of each licence to the total.

    Non-residents

    Pay these annual licence fees if your home jurisdiction is outside of Yukon.

    • Accident and sickness: $100.
    • Life: $100.
    • General (all other classes): $100.
    • Travel accident and sickness (for travel agents only): $5.

    Residents

    Pay these annual licence fees if Yukon is your home jurisdiction.

    • Accident and sickness: $50.
    • Life: $50.
    • General (all other classes): $50.
    • Travel accident and sickness (for travel agents only): $5.

    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 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 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 it up.

  5. Submit your complete renewal application package

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

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

    We typically process 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.
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about renewing an insurance agent licence, email insurance.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111, toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5111.