Needless to say, starting a business means a lot of paperwork to complete. Below are links to the licences and applications needed to get your new craft producing business off and running.
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Please note that wherever possible, the following links have been listed in the order that they should be applied for.
The Companies Office
Business Number (BN) Registration (Paperwork - Registering & Licensing)
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Manufacturing Licence
Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (LGA) Licensing
Zoning Regulations: Winnipeg & Downtown
Zoning Regulations: Rural Manitoba
Retail Sales Tax (RST)
Goods & Services Tax (GST)
Federal Acts & Trade Agreements
Did you know that LCBO will perform chemical, microbiological, physical, and sensory testing on beverage alcohol products for external clients such as manufacturers and suppliers? For more information visit the Quality Assurance page on the LCBO website.
*Please note that product testing is not a licensing requirement in the province of Manitoba.
Beverage alcohol manufacturing facilities may require licensing under The Environment Act. These licences are site-specific and require both a public and technical review as part of the assessment process.