Yukon Liquor Corporation (YLC) is designated as the distributor corporation for cannabis in the Yukon pursuant to the "Cannabis Control and Regulation Act", and as the distributor corporation for liquor in the Yukon pursuant to the "Liquor Act". YLC is therefore responsible for the collection of information related to cannabis and liquor license and permit applications, to provide to the Cannabis Licensing Board at the Liquor Licensing Board ("the Boards") for decision-making.
The Regulatory Service branch within YLC prepares analyses of applications for the review of the Boards, administers all aspects of licensing services, and enforces the Cannabis Control and Regulation Act, Liquor Act, and their regulations. YG is in the process of designing and implementing a new "licensing, inspections and permitting system" (LIPS or the "System") for YLC. LIPS includes the functionalities of receiving applications, managing files, conducting assessments, conducting consultations, managing correspondence, issuing licenses and permits, collecting fees, and monitoring enforcement.
The contract for development of LIPS has been awarded, and the software application is named Amanda, the vendor being Calytera. The proposed system will replace the current MS Access and paper-based system. The proposed system once implemented will allow businesses to submit applications for liquor and cannabis licenses and permits online and to receive the required documentation and payments from the businesses. This will allow for increased efficiency, accuracy and information security for the licensing and permitting processes within YLC.
YLC users will manage the application, assessment, correspondence, and authorization information for the businesses that apply. Migration of data from the existing MS Access and paper-based system to the new system will be completed once LIPS is operational. After migration occurs, the current MS Access and paper-based system will be decommissioned.