Manufacturer licensees can
Manufacturer licensees have:
You will need:
Apply for this licence early to avoid unnecessary delays.
A manufacturer licence allows you to make wine, beer, cider and spirits. You can also:
You can customize your licence by adding endorsements (i.e. additional permissions to your licence) for an extra fee. Endorsements will increase the renewal fee of your manufacturing licence.
Winery: $550 + first year licensing fee (prorated up to $550)
Brewery: $550 + first year licensing fee (prorated up to $1100)
Distillery: $550 + first year licensing fee (prorated up to $1100)
The fees are prorated. The amount you pay depends on
The applicant needs to submit documents based on their business type:
The business types include:
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An endorsement allows you to use your space for different purposes. You can add the following to your licence:
The first three endorsements need to be approved by your local government or Indigenous Nation office. This will mean longer processing times.Show 5 items
Your application must include:
You must include a Personal History Summary as part of your application package.
As part of the Personal History Summary, attach the following documents, if required:
You must apply through the liquor and cannabis licensing portal.
The LCRB will review your application and, if eligible, issue Approval in Principle.
The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) will also be notified of the AIP and will then work with you to set up a sales agreement.
When your construction is complete, your equipment is in place and you are ready to begin manufacturing, contact your local Liquor Inspector for a final inspection. At this stage in your application, you must have a Federal Excise Tax Licence prior to the final inspection.
If the inspection goes well, you may pay a (prorated) annual licence fee, and your manufacturer licence will be issued with an expiry date of March 31.