WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon is committing $1.1 million, subject to legislative approval, to advance the Land Titles Modernization Project. The project improves the operation of Yukon’s Land Titles Office, its computer systems and business processes.
“Building a modern land titles system with accessible and efficient land titles services is a priority of the Yukon government,” Minister of Justice Brad Cathers said. “By passing new land titles and condominium acts in 2015, we have strengthened the legislative frameworks that protect the interests of property owners and support Yukon’s real estate market. We are now focused on developing the accompanying regulations and streamlining business processes in the Land Titles Office.”
The Yukon government has allotted $513,000 to begin procurement of a new electronic database and land titles registration system. This will increase operational efficiencies and provide Yukoners with more accessible land titles information and improved registry services. The remaining budget will be used to support Land Titles Office operations and to develop the regulations to accompany the new Land Titles Act, 2015 and Condominium Act, 2015.
“Working with First Nations and key stakeholders, the Department of Justice is currently drafting the necessary regulations to bring the new land titles legislation into force,” Cathers added. “This also includes developing a new regulation with provisions for registering First Nations settlement land in the Land Titles Office while retaining Aboriginal title – a first in Canada.”
The Yukon government launched the Land Titles Modernization Project in April 2012, recognizing the importance of strong legislation and business systems to meet the demands of Yukon’s dynamic real estate market.
Learn more: Land Titles Modernization Project