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To become a liquor agency

If you would like to import and market a manufacturer's or supplier's liquor products you'll need to become a registered liquor agency.

You can find information in our Applicant Requirements-Agency Registration or refer to the registration requirements below.

How to register

The following items must be sent to AGLC:

  1. A registration fee of $200 cash, cheque or money order payable to AGLC (must be hard copy);
  2. An Application for Liquor Agency Registration form (can be emailed);
  3. A criminal record check (must be original and no older than 90 days) from the RCMP (or local police) for all directors and shareholders of the applicant company. If you are applying as an individual, you must provide the check.(must be received as the original hard copy and cannot be emailed or photocopied);
  4. A Particulars of Individual form for all directors and shareholders of the applicant company. If you are applying as an individual, you must provide this document (can be emailed);
  5. A Particulars of Incorporation of Company form for the applicant company and all shareholding companies of the applicant company, or a Particulars of Partnership form for the applicant registered partnership and all general and registered partners of the applicant registered partnership (can be emailed);
  6. A Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation for the applicant company showing registration in Alberta (can be emailed);
  7. A Letter of Authorization using the exact wording on this form letter, printed on supplier letterhead, confirming appointment of an agent, and naming a consignment payee (can be emailed);
  8. A Letter of Understanding using the exact wording on this form letter, printed on agency letterhead, acknowledging the supplier’s authorization to represent products(s) and naming a consignment payee (can be emailed);
  9. An Acknowledgement and Undertaking form (can be emailed); and
  10. An Electronic Funds Transfer Request (can be emailed).

You can call 780-447-8600 (extension 8846) or toll-free 1-800-272-8876 (extension 8846) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Please send the completed items above to: agency@aglc.ca.

You can also mail them to:

AGLC Liquor Licensing
50 Corriveau Ave
St. Albert, AB Canada
T8N 3T5

Please note that some of the above items must be received in hard copy and cannot be emailed. These include the original criminal record check and the registration fee.

After registration

  • AGLC will provide a form you can use to access the Liquor Agency Portal so you can register new products and manage your own pricing.
  • Product may be purchased at wholesale prices based on AGLC policies and guidelines. Product may only be used to provide samples to licensees.
  • AGLC will provide information regarding charges and costs for warehousing product. Connect Logistics Services Inc. (CLS) operates a warehouse responsible for managing product on behalf of AGLC. Liquor is distributed from the warehouse to retailers throughout the province.
  • Agents are required to provide quarterly forecasted inbound volumes (cases shipped to the CLS warehouse) and outbound volumes (sales in Alberta and transfers to other provinces) when AGLC requests them to do so. These forecasts allow CLS to plan warehouse capacity and personnel requirements.