Each licence change has specific documentation requirements. Be sure to read the submission instructions for the change you want to make.
Change applications are processed in the order they’re received.
Processing times may take longer if the local government or Indigenous Nation must be informed of the change.
Changing a CRS application before receiving a licence may require a separate change application.
If you make a change before you are issued a licence:
Your licence application will pause until all change applications are approved
To change the proposed legal entity or licensee in your CRS application before receiving a licence, apply separately for a permanent change to a proposed licensee in the portal.
If you make a change after receiving Approval in Principle (AIP):
Your application will pause until all change applications are approved
Your AIP may be on hold until the change is approved
As a Cannabis Retail Store (CRS) licensee, you can
Some changes require a fee. All changes can be submitted in the liquor and cannabis licensing portal.
See below for each type of licence change.
You may apply to relocate your store anywhere in the province. The local government or Indigenous Nation in the area of the proposed location must approve the relocation.
Parcel Identifier (PID)
A PID identifies the parcel of real property where a store is located. It is either a nine-digit number or a legal description of the property.
Property in the area of an Indigenous Nation may not have a PID. In this case, you must provide information identifying the parcel from the registry used for that land by the Indigenous Nation.
You can find the property's PID
Full street address
The address must include the
You can’t change the address of the proposed cannabis store after submitting your application.
Local governments or Indigenous nations may have requirements about your proposed store location, including its
Property ownership or lease
Before a licence can be issued, you must meet certain ownership or control requirements of the property for the proposed store location.
This means your application must demonstrate that you, either:
If you have an agreement to purchase or lease the property, the property must be purchased or leased before a licence can be issued. Leases or other property arrangements must be in place for at least 12 months from the time you receive your licence.
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Application fee varies.
Structural change applications require:
A structural change does not include:
Application fee is $440.