Professional Corporations

We recommend that you review Part 6 of the Legal Profession Act and Rules 205 through 220 before making application.

Permits are valid until the end of the calendar year in which they are issued and may be renewed annually provided the applicant continues to meet eligibility requirements.

The Law Society of Yukon may issue a permit to a corporation that:

  • is incorporated in Yukon and is in good standing under the Business Corporations Act;
  • has the capacity to practise law;
  • the name of the corporation is in accordance with the rules of the society and contains the words “professional corporation”;
  • the legal and beneficial ownership of all the issued voting shares of the corporation are vested in one or more active members and all of the directors of the corporation are active members;
  • the persons who will carry on the practice of law on behalf of the corporation are active members.

If the persons who will carry on the practice of law on behalf of the corporation cease to be an active member of the Law Society of Yukon, the professional corporation permit will be suspended or revoked.

To apply for a professional corporation permit, you must provide to the Law Society with the following:

  • Application for Permit in Form 32
  • a copy of the Articles of Incorporation
  • a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation
  • Proof of professional liability insurance
  • Fees $250.00 plus GST of $12.50 for total of $262.50

Completed applications are considered by the Executive twice per month.

Professional Corporations are required to immediately inform the Secretary of any changes in the particulars set out in the application for a permit by completing and submitting Form 34.

Renewal of Permit

Professional Corporation permits can be renewed annually for the following calendar year by submitting the following:

  • Application for Renewal in Form 35
  • Payment of annual renewal fee of $100.00 plus GST
  • Proof of professional liability insurance

Pursuant to s.12(3.2) of the Business Corporations Act, a corporation that ceases to be a professional corporation must change its name to remove the words professional corporation.

Pursuant to s.175(3) of the Business Corporations Act, if a corporation ceases to be a professional corporation, the directors may amend the articles to change the corporation’s name.