As of Mar. 4, 2021, activities previously submitted through the OneStop Business Registry related to all licence types will no longer be accepted through OneStop. Instead, they must be submitted through the Liquor and cannabis licensing portal.
You must have a Business BCeID to access the online licensing portal.
Once your BCeID has been set up, log into the Liquor and cannabis licensing portal. Review and confirm your account information on the Account Profile page.
An agent's licence allows independent liquor agents and importers to promote, market and take wholesale orders for liquor products.
Agents may request and receive orders for manufacturer’s products only from the following licensees:
Agents and their employees may not
Liquor products may only be imported through the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB).
The application fee is $220.
Review the Agent Licence Terms and Conditions Handbook (PDF, 284KB) and guidelines for liquor advertising and promotion to understand the terms and conditions of your licence.
Submit documentation based on your business type.
The business types include:
You will need:
You must include a Personal History Summary as part of your application.
As part of the Personal History Summary, attach the following documents, if required
You must also submit a new agent registration package to the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB).
If you have questions about this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-252-8700.
Please visit https://wholesale.bcldb.com/new-agents for more information about LDB’s requirements.
It is mandatory to submit to both the LCRB and LDB. The LCRB will not approve your licence until your application with the LDB is also approved.
The LCRB follows up with LDB directly.
Once you've submitted a complete application, the LCRB works with the LDB to review your application.
If everything is in order, the branches will offer an Approval in Principle.
Apply to the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) to become an import agent.