License Fee Schedule

NOTE: Application and License fees are not refundable
Annual Fees
Licensed Establishments – NLC Purchases Fee (Effective February, 2023)
Over $200,000     $1,800
Over $100,000 and up to $200,000 $1,500
Over $50,000 and up to $100,000 $1,200
Over $25,000 and up to $50,000 $850
Over $10,000 and up to $25,000 $550
Under $10,000 $250

The NLC determines the annual fee based on the amount of liquor the licensee purchases from the NLC Stores (Corporate and/or Liquor Express) in the previous calendar year (Jan – Dec.)


Endorsements (Secondary Licenses) 
Patio $100
Catering $100
Other Licenses 
Brewer's Distributor $600
Brewer's Agent $150
Brewer's Retailer $150
Ferment-on-Premises $150
Gift Basket $150
Manufacturer Licenses
Microbrewery/Cottage Winery/Distillery (Less than 5,000 hectolitres) $600
Microbrewery/Cottage Winery/Distillery (5,000-15,000 hectolitres) $900
Brewery (Over 15,000 hectolitres) $2,400
Late Penalty – Payment not made by March 31, 2023 $100
All Annual Fees for the first year of operation will be prorated based on the issued date of the license.

Other Fees 

Special Events 

Registered charities - fee per event (providing event is held over consecutive days)


Non-profit organizations - fee per event (providing event is held over consecutive days) $200
License Applications and Administration 
Application fee – All Licenses, excluding those below $200
Application fee – Brewer’s Agent, Brewer's Retail, Ferment-on-Premises, Gift Basket, Cannabis Retailer $125
Amendments to Licenses $100
Permission for Sampling $50

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