Department of Community Services

Corporate Affairs

Yukon Corporations

A corporation is a legal entity with a share structure that is owned by its shareholders, and their liability is usually limited to the investment they made in the corporation. If you also want to conduct business elsewhere in Canada, you have to register your corporation within the applicable jurisdictions.

How to incorporate:

The incorporator(s) of an intended corporation may choose to adopt a name or a number name. If you want to have a number corporation, a name reservation is not required. 

1Reserve 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. The name of the corporation must include at least one of the required legal element (Corp., Corporation, Ltd., Limited, Inc., Incorporated)
  • 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 the following 3 forms 
    1. Form 1 – Articles of Incorporation 
      •  In section 2, provide the classes of shares that the corporation is authorized to issue including
        • the maximum number of shares of each class that the corporation is authorized to issue or a statement that the number of shares of that class is unlimited
        • the par value of shares of a class with par value or a statement that the shares of that class are without par value
        • if there are two or more classes of shares, the special rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attaching to each class of sharesFor more information or further instructions, please refer to section 8(1) of the Yukon Business Corporations Act or seek legal advice from your legal counsel or accountant. The staff at Corporate Affairs cannot provide legal advice or legal services.
    2. Form 2 – Notice of Address of Corporation 
      • Yukon corporations must have Yukon delivery and mailing addresses
    3. Form 8 – Notice of Directors
  • Submit the forms with the $300 fee
  • The forms should be submitted in duplicate and must be legible. The originally signed copy is required
  • 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 https://ycor-reey.gov.yk.ca/ to see if the documents have been accepted and filed.
  • A Certificate of Incorporation will be sent to the corporation’s mailing address on file and the corporation comes into existence on the date shown in the Certificate of Incorporation

The documents may be dropped off in person or mailed to our office.


Periodic Report

Annual Return of Yukon Corporation - $100

Notices of Change

Notice of Change of Address of Corporation – No Fee
Notice of Change of Directors and Directors’ Addresses – No Fee

Other Forms

Articles of Amendment - $100
Used to change the name of the corporation. The new corporation name must first 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, you may proceed with completing the Articles of Amendment. The originally signed copy is required.


Articles of Revival - $300
The name of the corporation will need to be searched and approved by our office if the corporation has been dissolved for three or more years. Submit to our office the Application for Name Reservation and $40 fee. 

After you’ve received the Certificate of Name Reservation, you may proceed with completing the Articles of Revival. The originally signed copy is required.

You will be required to submit all outstanding annual returns and pay the applicable fees if you required the corporation to be in compliance.


Articles of Dissolution – No Fee
The originally signed copy is required.


Legislation and Regulations

Naming Regulation
Business Corporations Act
Business Corporations Regulation