All QCW applications must include a current criminal records check provided by local city police or local RCMP detachment.
Online or third party criminal records checks will not be accepted with the exception of Edmonton Police Service (EPS) or Calgary Police Service (CPS).
NOTE: Processing time for applications is two to four weeks.
Complete AGLC SellSafe Cannabis Staff Training program online
Licensed cannabis store employees require SellSafe certification to understand how to responsibly sell legal, non-medical cannabis.
SellSafe is an online certification program, offered through AGLC's Smart Training Program. You are required to have this certification if you work full-time or part-time in a licensed retail cannabis store as a:
premises owner, manager, supervisor, retailer or cashier
security staff person (directly employed or contracted by the licensee)
direct supervisor or employee of a company contracted to provide security
SellSafe helps staff understand their responsibilities to customers. The program also helps workers understand Alberta’s cannabis laws and AGLC policies. These rules are in place to help protect people working in the cannabis industry, their property, their customers and the public from cannabis-related harms.
You must have SellSafe certification before applying to AGLC to be a Qualified Cannabis Worker.
Expiry date of Qualified Cannabis Workers on a Work/Study Permit will match the expiry date of the applicant's current Work/Study Permit. Applicants are required to submit a new Work/Study Permit at time of renewal and may be required to complete the full renewal process. Contact the Registrations Unit at 1-800-272-8876, prior to expiry, if you have any questions regarding the renewal process.
Return the completed package to:
AGLC Gaming Registrations
50 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert AB, Canada T8N 3T5