Reporting requirements and periods

Refer to the Lobbyists Registration Act for detailed information about reporting requirements and reporting periods.

This page contains advice for lobbyists on:

  • reporting requirements;
  • reporting periods; and
  • submitting your interim and final returns.

Reporting requirements

The person responsible (for in-house lobbyists) and consultant lobbyists are required to:

  • read and understand your obligations under the Lobbyists Registration Act;
  • register following the timelines set out in the Act;
  • create only 1 account per in-house lobbyist organization or 1 account per consultant lobbyist;
  • add additional in-house lobbyists for your organization to your registry account (not applicable for consultant lobbyists);
  • submit interim or final reports (or "returns") following the timelines set out in the Act;
  • update your account information following the timelines set out in the Act;
  • provide complete, unambiguous and accurate information; and
  • respond to the Lobbyist Registry Administrator’s requests for information or corrections within the prescribed timelines.

In-house lobbyists who are not the “person responsible” are required to:

  • read and understand your obligations under the Lobbyists Registration Act; and
  • ensure the person responsible for managing the organization’s account is aware of any lobbying you do on behalf of your organization/employer and you are added to your organization’s account with the lobbyist registry.

Reporting periods

In-house lobbyists

Your reporting period falls within a calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. This means that lobbying activities should fall within the current calendar year if the organization has collectively lobbied for the threshold number of hours, which is 20 hours in a calendar year.

Consultant lobbyists

The reporting period is the same as the duration of the contract to lobby. This means that you should create one lobbying activity for each lobbying contract you have with your clients.

Submitting your interim and final return

In-house lobbyists

At the end of the reporting period, you will see a “Submit your final return” button appear. Select this button to complete your report.

Email info@yukonlobbyistregistry.ca if you have trouble submitting your report.

Consultant lobbyists

Every 6 months and at the end of the lobbying contract you will see a button appear. It will direct you to “Submit your interim returns” or “Submit your final return.”

Email info@yukonlobbyistregistry.ca if you have trouble submitting your report.