The AGCO is responsible for authorizing manufacturers to operate stores for the retail sale of alcohol made by that manufacturer.  This includes on-site winery retail stores, off-site winery retail stores, on-site brewery retail stores and on-site distillery retail stores operated by licensed manufacturers.

All alcohol-related transactions with the AGCO must be completed online through the iAGCO web-based portal. For more information visit iAGCO Information page.

Licensees are able to select a two or four-year term duration when applying for and renewing licences or authorizations, with fees payable to match the length of the term. For a description of the fee structure, please visit the Alcohol Licensing Fees page.

There are specific eligibility criteria and requirements for each type of store.

Winery Retail Store Information Guide

Brewery Retail Store Information Guide

Distillery Retail Store Information Guide