6 – Alcohol

The sixth license section affects the sale of alcoholic beverages. It costs about $ 300 to obtain a license and almost $ 200 a year to renew it, all managed by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ). The process takes about 50 days. The forms to be completed are quite complicated and include many appendices in which you must enter information about company’s directors and others. If you want to acquire a convenience store that already has a license, the transfer of license costs about $ 400.

 

NoPurposeLicense / Permit NameDepartmentMinistry2010 Costs2021 CostsFrequencyTransaction Mode
25ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESPermanent Liquor Permit for a GroceryRégie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ)Ministère de la Sécurité publique$148.00$175.00YearlyBy mail
26ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESAmount payable for the grocery liquor license applicationRégie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ)Ministère de la Sécurité publique$115.00$146.00OnceBy mail
27ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGESPurchase, lease or repossession of a grocery store without license modificationRégie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ)Ministère de la Sécurité publique$345.00$436.00OnceBy mail