Find out about a liquor manufacturer's licence

  • Who needs to apply for a liquor manufacturer's licence?
  • Do I apply for a separate licence for each alcohol product I make?
  • Do I need a different licence to sell my products directly to the public?
  • What are the costs for a liquor manufacturer's licence?
  • What are the steps to apply for liquor manufacturer's licence?
  • Are there any other information sources or organizations I should know about?
  1. Who needs to apply for a liquor manufacturer's licence?

    In Yukon, if you want to produce beer, spirits or wine, you'll need a liquor manufacturer's licence. If you also want to sell the products you make directly to consumers, you'll also need a liquor manufacturer's retail licence.

    In addition to a Yukon liquor manufacturer's licence you'll need:

    • a Canada Revenue Agency liquor excise duty licence;
    • to meet all requirements of Canada's Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act and Spirit Drinks Trade Act; and
    • to meet all the requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

    For further information on the Government of Canada's regulatory requirements for manufacturing products with alcohol, contact:

    Please read the Yukon Liquor Act and the Yukon Liquor Board policy manual for additional rules and regulations.

  2. Do I apply for a separate licence for each alcohol product I make?

    Yes. You must apply for a separate licence for each product category you make. The product categories are wines, spirits and beer.

  3. Do I need a different licence to sell my products directly to the public?

    Yes. To sell your products directly to the public you need a liquor manufacturer's retail licence.

  4. What are the costs for a liquor manufacturer's licence?

    The non-refundable application fee is $150.

    The fee for a liquor manufacturer's licence is $200.

    The fee for a liquor manufacturer's retail licence is $150.

  5. What are the steps to apply for liquor manufacturer's licence?

    We recommended you submit the required federal licences, permits and approvals before you submit your Yukon liquor manufacturer's licence application. If the Yukon Liquor Board approves your application, it will not come into effect until all of the other licences, permits and approvals are in place.

    For more information on the liquor manufacturer's licence and the application process, contact the Yukon Liquor Corporation by email at yukon.liquor@gov.yk.ca or call 867-667-5245 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408 extension 5245.

  6. Are there any other information sources or organizations I should know about?

    Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions

    Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions (CALJ) is an organization of liquor jurisdiction representatives who meet with federal government officials on:

    • excise issues; and
    • to discuss alcohol strengths, bottle sizes and accounting controls.

    Canadian Free Trade Agreement: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Action Plan

    Federal, provincial and territorial governments have agreed on an Action Plan to enhance interprovincial trade of alcoholic beverages.

    Alcohol laws in Canada

    Alcohollaws.ca is designed to help alcohol manufacturers, agents and other related businesses find regulatory information related to Canadian alcohol retail and distribution systems.


Contact 

If you have questions on liquor manufacturing in Yukon, contact the Yukon Liquor Corporation's Licensing and Compliance branch by email yukon.liquor@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5245 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5245.