Department of Community Services

Corporate Affairs

Extra-Territorial Corporations

Extraterritorial corporations are required to register under Part 21 of the Yukon Business Corporations Act if they are carrying on business in the Yukon. An extraterritorial corporation carries on business in the Yukon if 

  1. its name, or any name it uses or by which it identifies itself, is listed in a telephone directory for any part of the Yukon and gives an address or telephone number in the Yukon;
  2. its name, or any name it uses or by which it identifies itself, appears or is announced in any advertisement and gives an address or telephone number in the Yukon;
  3. it has a resident agent, warehouse, office or place of business in the Yukon;
  4. it acts as a director of a corporation;
  5. subject to subsection (2), it is a partner in a partnership in respect of which a declaration or certificate is filed or required to be filed under the Partnership and Business Names Act;
  6. it is the owner or holder of any estate or interest in real property in the Yukon, including any claim or lease under the Placer Mining Act or the Quartz Mining Act and any disposition, lease, license, permit or other interest under the Oil and Gas Act;
  7. it is authorized by license or permit or required to be so authorized under any enactment entitling it to carry on any profession, business, occupation or calling in the Yukon; or
  8. it otherwise transacts or carries on business in the Yukon.

How to register

  1. Reserve Corporation Name
    • Fill out and submit the Application for Name Reservation, along with the $40 fee.
    • Corporate Affairs will reserve the name if it complies with the Naming Regulation requirements. If the name does not comply, a new application and fee will be required.
    • A Certificate of Name Reservation will be issued within 5 business days, if approved.
    • After you’ve received the Certificate of Name Reservation, you must complete and submit the required documents within 90 days. If the required documents are not received by our office prior to the expiry date on the Certificate of Name Reservation, a new Application for Name Reservation and associated fee will be required
    • The Application for Name Reservation may be dropped off in person, mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. Please do not include credit card information in your email, but instead provide a phone number where we may contact you for payment.
  2. Submission of Documents 
    • Complete and submit 
    • Obtain and provide a Certificate of Status/Compliance/Good Standing from your home jurisdiction. Certificate should not be more than 2 months old
    • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Incorporation/Amalgamation/Continuance. If the name on the certificate does not match the name on the Certificate of Status, a Certificate of Amendment/Name Change must also be submitted 
    • Submit all documents with the $300 fee 
    • The forms should be submitted in duplicate and must be legible
    • The documents will be filed by our office within 10 business days of receipt of duly completed documentation
    • After 10 business days, you may access the Yukon Corporate Online Registry to see if the documents have been accepted and filed.
    • A Certificate of Registration will be sent to the corporation’s attorney for service’s mailing address on file
    • The documents may be dropped off in person, mailed, faxed or emailed to our office. Please do not include credit card information in your email, but instead provide a phone number where we may contact you for payment.


Periodic Report

Annual Return of Extra-Territorial Corporation - $100

Notices of Change

Appointment of Attorney for Service and Alternative Attorney of Extra-Territorial Corporation – No Fee
Notice of Change of Directors and Directors’ Addresses – No Fee

Other Forms

Notice of Change of Statement for Registration as an Extra-Territorial Corporation - $100
This notice is used in conjunction with Statement for Registration as an Extra-Territorial Corporation. To be used when there is a changed in the extra-territorial corporation’s name, registered office address or home jurisdiction.

If the extra-territorial corporation changed its name in its home jurisdiction, prior to filing the Notice of Change the new name must be searched and approved by our office. Submit to our office the Application for Name Reservation and $40 fee.  After you’ve received the Certificate of Name Reservation, proceed with completing the Notice of Change and provide our office with a copy of the Certificate of Amendment from its home jurisdiction.


Legislation and Regulations

Naming Regulation
Business Corporations Act
Business Corporations Regulation