The licence structure under the Liquor Licence and Control Act (LLCA) is outlined in the table below: 

(Last update: May 2022)

Licence/Permit Category* Licence/Permit Class (if applicable)
Core activities permitted would exist under each licence/permit class OR category.
Endorsements
Secondary/additional activities
Manufacturer’s Licence
  • By-The-Glass
  • Caterer’s (NEW)
  • Retail Store
  • Temporary Extension (includes the ability to sell at Farmer’s Markets)
  • Delivery
Licence to Operate a Liquor Consumption Premises
  • Caterer’s
  • Bring-Your-Own-Wine
  • Wine Pub
  • Brew Pub
  • Mini Bar
  • Room Service
  • Golf Course
Licence to Deliver No classes are applicable No endorsements are applicable
Licence to Operate a Retail Store
  • Wine Boutique Sales Agent (applies to Beer & Cider Grocery Store Licence)
  • Wine Boutique (applies to Offsite Winery Retail Store Licence)
Ferment on Premises Licence

No classes are applicable 

No endorsements are applicable
Licence to Represent a Manufacturer No classes are applicable No endorsements are applicable
*Special Occasion Permits No endorsements are applicable

Under this licence structure, the AGCO issues licences in six categories. Some licence categories include classes and endorsements for additional activities.

  • Applicants selecting the Manufacturer’s Licence, for example, will choose their applicable core activity from three licence types (Brewery, Winery or Distillery). They can also add secondary or additional activities by selecting from five endorsements.

To apply for, and manage, your AGCO licence, endorsement or permit, go online to the iAGCO portal. For more information, see the iAGCO Information page.

Note: The LLCA also provides for a Licence to Operate as a Wholesaler category; however, the regulation provides that the Registrar shall not issue this licence.

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