HELPING YOU NAVIGATE THE LIQUOR & CANNABIS LICENSING PROCESSES
Our liquor consultancy services include:
food & liquor licensing and relocation of liquor licenses
buying and selling of licenses
beverage service program
special event permits
policy & procedures manuals
audit services and license compliance & conflict resolution
With the legalization of non-medical marijuana, various governments at the provincial and local level are drafting regulations, policies and bylaws that will control cannabis recreational licensing in Canada.
We’ll help you understand the issues and provide consulting services to guide your application through the regulatory process.
Rising Tide Consultants (RTC) is Canada’s leading license consulting firm. Bert Hick, founder of RTC, has been actively involved with the liquor license industry since 1988 after serving as the General Manager of British Columbia’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.
Since our beginnings 30 years ago, we've seen many changes in liquor licensing policy across Canada.
Bert Hick and the Rising Tide team have longstanding relationships with key government agencies and regulatory officials in various provincial governments. This, combined consulting experience and knowledge of liquor regulations and policy reforms, enable us to provide a reliable team of professionals who understand both local government and provincial licensing regulations and policies.
In 2017, with the pending legalization of recreational cannabis, we expanded our services to include consulting for non-medical cannabis retail licensing. We understand the regulatory licensing processes, and can help you understand the issues and provide consulting services.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Rising Tide Consultants has managed our Liquor Licensing work for years. Our experiences with Bert and his team have been very positive and I would highly recommend them."
— Michael Doyle,
President of the Top Table Restaurant Group and Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rogers Arena, Canucks Sports & Entertainment