Fees can vary slightly depending on how many people in your organization require a security clearance, as well as what your local municipality charges for application fees for building permits etc.
Generally you can expect the following costs (please note there may be others):
$25-50 for finger printing at the local RCMP for each person requiring a security clearance
$2000 +/- for a survey certificate (this varies depending on who your surveying company is and the size of your property)
$750+/- building permit
$100+/- business license (usually an annual bill issued by your municipality)
Compliance software if you choose to go digital (usually there is a one time setup fee $1500 + and then a monthly maintenance fee $750+) Health Canada does allow for manual compliance record keeping. (If you would like to use manual record keeping you can send us your documents for integration in the application).
|Costs are calculated on a per application basis, as follows:||Micro |
(Cultivation, Processing, Nursery)
(Cultivation, Processing, Sale for medical purposes)
|Application Fee to HC for the Licence||$1368||$3277|
|Min annual regulatory fee (due within 60 days of licensing) (see section 6.1 in this link for calculations)||$2500||$23000|
|Security Clearance Application – Per Person|
(Master Grower, Senior Person in Charge, Head of Security, QAP – Processing Only, Alternates for the aforementioned positions, and anyone who holds controlling interest or position in a company)
|CRA Bond see calculations below|
CRA BOND CALCULATION
i. [(estimated number of grams of dried cannabis that will be sold over the first 12 months × $1.00 per gram) + (estimated number of milligrams contained in the total THC of the edible cannabis, cannabis extracts including cannabis oil, and cannabis topicals that will be sold over the first 12 months × $0.01)] ÷ 12
There may be other costs associated such as build-out, electrical, or rezoning applications etc. The above list is meant to serve as a general overview of what you would expect to pay to Health Canada and other agencies other than Joint Venture during the application process but is in no way a comprehensive list of costs involved in getting your business off the ground.