Expression of Interest
The City of Edmonton requires applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in order to participate in the Random Selection Process. This process will determine the order in which your permits and licence applications are received and reviewed by the City.
The City of Edmonton will accept Expressions of Interest, from May 28, 2018 at 8am MST until 11:59pm MST on June 13, 2018, from applicants who want to open a Cannabis Retail Store.
The Expression of Interest period is scheduled to end one day after the proposed third reading of Charter Bylaw 18387, which is scheduled for June 12, 2018. If third reading of the Charter Bylaw 18387 is delayed, then the Expression of Interest period will be extended and everyone will be notified. Early or late entries will not be accepted.
There is no advantage to being the first to submit an Expression of Interest, so there is no need to rush, as long as it is submitted within the provided time frame.
The City’s intention is to provide a transparent, fair, unbiased and orderly process to allow as many business operators as possible to submit permits and licence applications.
Interested operators who are unable to submit an Expression of Interest at this time will not be able to submit any permits or licence applications during this initial period of application acceptance and review.
Depending on the volume of Expressions of Interest and applications submitted during the initial review period, the City anticipates that it would begin accepting future applications in late summer 2018 on a first-come, first-served basis.
After this time, any applicant would be able to submit permits and licence applications at the Edmonton Service Centre on a first-come, first-serve basis.