To facilitate more effective services for Members, the BC Craft Farmers Co-op (BCCFC) is establishing a roster of qualified Quality Assurance (QA) and licensing professionals who want to help B.C.’s craft cannabis sector achieve its full potential in the legal marketplace. BCCFC is inviting reputable QA and cannabis licensing consultants to join this roster by describing how they provide timely, affordable and quality service to micro-class and nursery license holders and applicants in B.C. Questions and submissions can be directed to All submissions are confidential. 


The BC Craft Farmers Co-op (BCCFC) was established in 2020 by B.C. micro-cultivators, processors, retailers and supporters to facilitate a successful transition to the legal cannabis market, maintain B.C.’s globally recognized brand and ensure consumers have legal access to the best products in the world.

To help achieve this mission, BCCFC’s Quality Committee published a discussion paper and work plan in November 2020 that included a recommendation to establish a roster of trusted and experienced consultants.

While Canada’s Cannabis Act micro-class and nursery regulations are under review, the Act continues to present many barriers that disadvantage B.C.’s craft cannabis farmers and processors.  There is a lot of work ahead to transition thousands of farmers to the legal market over the coming years.


If you are interested in providing services to BCCFC Members, please send a confidential proposal (2-3 pages) that capture these general qualifications and service requests:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion for supporting BC’s craft cannabis farmers, processors and nurseries

  • Complete knowledge of all Health Canada regulations related to micro-cultivation, processing and nurseries

  • 2+ year of experience working with micro-cultivators, processors and nurseries

  • 3-5+ year experience as a QA and/or site-operations lead with other sectors, particularly in GMP and ISO environments

  • Relevant experience with ISO: 9001, ISO: 13485, ISO: 17025, ISO 22000, and GMP environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field and knowledge of quality metrics an asset

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent attention to detail; proven analytical & creative thinking

  • Adept at solving problems and managing deadlines in high-pressure environments

  • Available to work irregular hours

  • Reasonable rates and service standards

  • Support BC Craft Farmers Co-op Mission and Code of Conduct

  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges facing craft farmers, processors and nurseries regarding finance and insurance services, municipal by-laws and provincial regulations


  • Create, review and amend Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as required in Health Canada’s micro-class licencing regulations.

  • Regular interface with Health Canada regarding SOPs, Good Production Practices and inspections

  • Review, comprehend and develop communication with federal agencies

  • Site preparation for Health Canada and non-government certification inspections, including organic certification

  • Lead customer complaint investigations, report suspicious transactions and manage returned products

  • Ensure documentation, complaints, deviations, non-conformances, investigations, corrective and preventative actions achieve regulatory requirements

  • Implement and monitor SOPs with Master Grower in consultation with management

  • Oversee sampling of raw materials and the quality of finished products for testing, quality control and retention purposes. Train team members to do the same.

  • Continuously improve operations, efficiency, prevention, audit and training programs in consultation with management

  • Review and regularly assess vendor qualifications and performance


  1. Interested QA and licensing consultants are invited to submit via the following:

    • A single page cover letter that describes your interest in working with BCCFC members

    • A 2-3 page overview of how you achieve the qualifications and plan to provide the requested services

  2. The deadline for the first round of responses is June 1, 2021.

  3. All submissions will receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours and a personal response within 10 days to arrange a follow-up interview.

  4. The BCCFC Membership Committee will establish a small committee of experienced farmers and processors to confidentially review responses, interview contacts and make roster recommendations.


By issuing this help-wanted request and accepting proposals for evaluation, BCCFC does not intend to create a contractual relationship (either expressed or implied) or any legal duties or obligations with any vendor or any other company. BCCFC may withdraw this request at any time. This request is not intended to be a binding offer or contract. Applicants recognize their participation does not create any contractual obligation between BCCFC and any proponent.