Liquor Licensee Representative

There is no longer a legislative requirement to assign a resident manager as the residency requirements of a licensee have been removed from the Liquor Control and Licensing Act. Licensees may hire a manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the establishment, but approval from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) is not required.

Licensees may authorize a representative to take specified actions on the licensee’s behalf and to legally bind the licensee in respect of those matters. Examples include communicating with the branch, signing a licence change application and acting as the contact for the application, and attending enforcement hearings. Licensees can submit a notification form at no cost to specify the responsibilities assigned to the licensee representative. The representative holds those responsibilities until the licensee advises the branch to remove them as the representative.

An authorized signatory of the licensee/applicant must complete our forms. The licensee/applicant is responsible for ensuring that the individual who signs the form is authorized to do so. Typically, an authorized signatory will be as follows:

  • If the licensee/applicant is an individual, the individual himself/herself
  • If the licensee/applicant is a corporation, a duly authorized signatory who will usually be an officer or, in some cases, a director
  • If the licensee/applicant is a general partnership, one of the partners
  • If the licensee/applicant is a limited partnership, the general partner of the partnership
  • If the licensee/applicant is a society, a director or a senior manager (as defined in the Societies Act)

If an authorized signatory has completed the Add, Change or Remove Licensee Representative form (LCRB101) and they have specifically permitted a licensee representative to sign a form on the licensee/applicant’s behalf, the branch will accept the licensee representative’s signature.