Register a trade school

Who must register?

Any school that offers training totalling more than 50 hours in an occupation that is listed on the National Occupational Classification system.

To register, a trade school must:

  • be physically located in Yukon
  • have a person physically in Yukon while the school is registered

A list of registered trade schools is on our Private sector training page.

Why register?

Attract students

The trade school must be registered if you want your students to access financial aid to support the costs of their studies. Depending on the financial aid program, additional criteria may need to be met.

Protection of credibility

Registering with the Government of Yukon gives institutions the ability to say: "100% guaranteed."

Not all private training centres offer valid training. Not all are financially stable. These schools damage trust in private schools and might make it harder for legitimate trade schools to grow solid businesses.

Public awareness

Registered trade schools will be included on the Government of Yukon website, which will contain a link to the school's homepage.

How to Register

Download the Trade School Registration  package and submit the necessary documents to the Registrar.

The process is intended to be straightforward. Trade schools will not have to duplicate the registration process if they are already registered under another governing body, act or legislation either of Yukon or the federal government, but they must submit proof to that effect.

Why the fees?


The bond, or irrevocable letter of credit, is for the purpose of securing the performance of contracts entered into by the operator of a trade school relating to the delivery of programs of occupational instruction and the fulfillment of the obligations imposed by the regulations.

Training completion trust fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide for the completion of training of students if the school, program or course offered by the school ceases to exist or the operator becomes insolvent.

Exemption from fees

Duplicate fees are not required.

Any trade school that must register and comply with another governing body, act or legislation either of Yukon or the federal government is not required to pay duplicate fees to register with the Government of Yukon.

Contact Advanced Education

Department of Education
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5131
Toll free (In Yukon):  1-800-661-0408, ext. 5131
Fax: 867-667-8555

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