Are you interested in listing a product with the OCS? We created this page to help you complete the submission process.
On this page you’ll find the following resources:
The Product Call schedule, which includes dates for all stages of the process, from submission to when products are available for Retailers and customers (We hold four (4) Product Call periods per year.)
Pre-submission and submission forms to complete when Product Calls are open.
Archived Assortment Needs Bulletins for your reference
New to working with the OCS? Visit the About the Product Call page for a full overview of the process.
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Open Product Calls
SPRING CALL NOW OPEN
Product Call Schedules
Each year we post four (4) Product Calls: in spring, summer, fall and winter. Please note, the OCS warehouse delivery window and rolling launch dates will be updated in the schedule below once Purchase Orders (POs) are issued for each call.
Rolling launch windows for the 2023 Summer Product Call will be available in May 2023.
Rolling launch windows for the 2023 Spring Product Call will be available in February 2023.
Rolling launch windows for the 2023 Winter Product Call will be available in November 2022.
Mandatory Form Information
Please ensure that you have ALL items on the OCS Listing Requirements Checklist.
Pre-submission begins when the OCS publishes an Assortment Needs Bulletin, followed by an opportunity for interested Suppliers (both current and prospective) to pre-submit products they wish to list for sale in Ontario. Suppliers submit an application to share critical information about new products they wish to sell into Ontario’s recreational cannabis market prior to proceeding with a formal product submission. The OCS assesses Pre-Submission Applications and provides all Suppliers with feedback.
Note: Cannabis Suppliers may submit a Pre-Submission Form to OCS for consideration while licensing with Health Canada is still pending. However, following the Pre-Submission Application process, Cannabis Suppliers are not eligible to submit to the Product Call unless they hold the appropriate Health Canada licence that authorizes the sale of cannabis products included in the submission to a provincially-authorized distributor, such as the OCS.
Eligible Suppliers chosen via the Pre-Submission process are invited to submit through the Product Call Submission Portal by the date listed in the OCS Assortment Needs Bulletin. The OCS evaluates submissions against standardized criteria, provides all Suppliers with feedback, and issues (NTP)s to successful applicant.
Who can I reach out to if I have questions about the Product Call process?
All Suppliers will be assigned a Category Manager to serve as a consistent point-of-contact throughout the Product Call process. Suppliers will receive a response to any inquiry from their assigned Category Manager within five (5) business days.
For general inquiries, please reach out to the OCS Merchandising Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Nothing in these Product Calls shall be construed as creating any commitment by, or on behalf of, the OCS. All information provided is subject to change at any time by the OCS at its sole and absolute discretion. For clarity, no cannabis products will be purchased by, or sold to, the OCS unless otherwise authorized by law.
Previous Product Call Bulletins
Assortment Needs Bulletin – March 2022
Assortment Needs Bulletin – December 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – 420 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – September 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – June 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – April 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – March 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – February 2021
Assortment Needs Bulletin – January 2021