When purchasing alcohol in Manitoba, persons who appear to be under the age of 25 must produce photo identification. All photo identification presented must be valid, and the photo on the card must clearly look like the person who has presented it for identification.
The following forms of ID are accepted as primary identification, which means you will only have to show one of the following five as proof of age.
Primary Identification (ID)
- Manitoba Driver’s Licence
- Manitoba Enhanced Driver’s Licence
- Manitoba Identification Card
- Manitoba Enhanced Identification Card
- Passport from Canada or another country
If you do not have any of the above ID, you will be asked to provide two types of valid government-issued identification; one of which must include a photo.
Examples of Alternative Photo ID:
(must be shown with a secondary piece of identification – see below)
- Canadian Firearms Licence
- Canadian Forces Identification Card (National Defence)
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Civilian Identification Card (National Defence)
- Permanent Resident Card
- Driver’s Licence issued by another province or state
- MLCC Identification Card (no longer issued)
Examples of Secondary Government-issued ID:
(must be shown with a secondary piece of identification – see above)
- Birth Certificate
- Provincial Health Card
- Baptismal Certificate
- Certificate of Name Change
- Social Insurance (SIN) Card
Note: Student ID cards issued by post-secondary institutions are not considered government-issued identification, and are not accepted as proof of age.