Activities previously submitted through the OneStop Business Registry related to all licence types are no longer 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.
The purpose of the Agent licence is to promote and market liquor products produced by manufacturers outside British Columbia.
There are two separate licences you need to be an authorized agent:
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.
An Agent's licence allows you 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 applicant needs to submit documents based on their business type:
The business types include:
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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
If you have questions about LDB's application, please contact:
It's mandatory to apply with both the LCRB and the LDB.
Once the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) approves your Agent licence, the LCRB will send your licence confirmation directly to the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). The LDB will proceed with your Import Agent application.
It is your responsibility to work with LDB to obtain an Import Agent licence.