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 and for building permits etc.
Generally you can expect the following costs*:
- $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).
*Please note, there may be other costs associated. The information contained here is meant as a guide only, and may change over time in accordance to provincial and municipal fees.
Costs are calculated on a 'per-application' basis, as follows:
|Micro (Cultivation, Processing, Nursery)||Standard (Cultivation, Processing, Sale for medical purposes)|
|Application Fee to Health Canada (HC) for the Licence||$1,368||$3,277|
|Minimum annual regulatory fee (Due within 60 days of licensing)||$2,500||$23,000|
|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)||$1,654||$1,654|
|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.