Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The Direct Sellers Act requires the licensing of companies and their sales representatives to conduct door-to-door sales activities.

Eligibility

Direct Sellers must complete the proper applications; submit the required bond ($5,000 for less than 5 salespeople and $10,000 for more than 5), as well as their contracts for approval in order to be licensed.

Description

This Act provides the consumer with a 10-day right to cancel any direct sales contract. In addition, direct sellers are required to print the Buyer's Right to Cancel on the face of the contract, in both official languages, along with specific information in relation to the product purchased. The Act authorizes the Financial and Consumer Services Commission to conduct investigations of complaint and to perform audits where necessary. Penalities are provided for direct sellers who do not comply with the Act.

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
There are several categories of licenses, as follows: 
Vendor (Annual renewal)
  0 Salesmen (Individual Vendor)75.001991-01-01
  1-5 Salesmen 100.001991-01-01
  6-10 Salesmen200.001991-01-01
  11-20 salesmen300.001991-01-01
  Over 20 salesmen 500.001991-01-01
Contact Information Email Location
Fredericton