Important information on online licensing

Effective March 25, 2024, AGLC’s new online licensing for liquor and cannabis licences, and public special event licences is available. The self-service platform supports new licence applications, reissued licences and cancelled licences, and allows users to make payments directly online. Learn more

Cannabis representatives

A company with cannabis products represented in Alberta must hold a valid Cannabis Representative Registration.

  • A Cannabis Representative Registration is required for the following entities: licensed producer/supplier, product marketing entity, or brand owner. 
  • Once registered, a federally-licensed supplier may hire a registered cannabis representative to market cannabis products on its behalf.

All cannabis representative managers, supervisors, and employees involved in marketing cannabis products must be a Qualified Cannabis Worker.

Apply to be a registered cannabis representative

To apply online:

Online Licensing Portal

For more information, visit Online Licensing.

To apply via in person or mail:

Cannabis representative application package

Note: Applications may be filled out manually until June 21, 2024, after which time all cannabis licence applications will be submitted through the online licensing portal.

To register as a cannabis representative, complete the following application:

All applications will undergo background checks in addition to the application. Contact Due Diligence at to begin the background check portion of the application.

Include the following documents with your submitted application:

  • non-refundable fee of $200
  • particulars of incorporation of the company for the cannabis representative and for each shareholding company
  • particulars of individual for key persons such as directors, shareholders, and officers
  • acknowledgement and undertaking to confirm understanding of legal obligations
  • copy of Certificate of Incorporation for the applicant company

The term of registration is two years.

AGLC policies for cannabis representatives

AGLC is responsible for ensuring that relationships among cannabis suppliers, cannabis representatives and cannabis licensees are competitive in nature.

  • Cannabis suppliers or representatives are prohibited from providing any services, items, or activities to a cannabis licensee that could directly benefit the licensee
  • Cannabis licensees are prohibited from requesting any such inducements from cannabis suppliers or representatives; specific policy on prohibited inducements and benefits can be found under section 6.3 of the Retail Cannabis Store Handbook