Obtaining a BCeID (BC electronic Identification) is an important step when starting a BC liquor or cannabis business. As is the often the case when searching for government services, BCeID creates a lot of confusion. In this post, we’ll clarify as much as we can for you.
A BCeID allows you to verify your business and securely access BC and federal government registrations and services required by your business from one place.
Examples of services you can register for and manage from your BCeID account include:
Once registered, you’ll receive a “BN” (Business Number).
With BCeID account you can manage provincial and federal government registrations and services from one BCeID account. Because a registered business may have more than one license (e.g. a license for each location), each BC liquor or cannabis license associated with a registered business may be managed from the business’s BCeID account.
You can also provide business partners and employees who help manage your business their own secure access to the business’s BCeID account, so you don’t have to share your BCeID account login.
See the Business BCeID Account and Profile Management Guide (PDF) for detailed information.
If you find the steps above confusing, you’re not alone, our team of Thrive Liquor & Cannabis Advisors can further clarify all of the above for you. If you’d like a consultation and/or help setting up a BC liquor or cannabis business, with Thrive’s help, it’s easier than you think!Book a Free 30-Minute Consultation Today!