Application process: Once you submit your Agent’s licence application
As soon as we receive your application, we will first make sure you have provided all the necessary information and documentation.
If your application is not complete, we will contact you about what is missing and request that you provide us with the missing information or documentation within 45 days, or we will consider your application withdrawn and you will have to reapply at a later date and pay the application fees.
Once your application is complete, our staff will then determine if you are eligible to hold an agent's licence. This will include verifying that you are a B.C. resident, Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, at least 19 years old, and that you have no ties to a UBrew/UVin, licensed establishment, or agency store. We will also contact the Liquor Distribution Branch to confirm the products you want to market and promote are registered with them. If you have held a liquor licence before, we will review your history as a liquor licensee and we will conduct a criminal record check – see Criminal Record Search page for more information.
If everything is in order, we will request that you contact your local liquor inspector to book an education session. Once the education session has taken place, we will issue your agent's licence.