Canada’s Best And Brightest Students Face-Off In Year 2 of The Great Canadian Sales Competition!

Top 5 Finalists of the GCSC 2016 (from left to right): Carter Grant, Ryerson University; Sarah Wsetwood, BCIT; Evan Romano, Queen's University; Emma Clark, University of Saskatchewan and Gabriel Mark, University of British Columbia

Top 5 Finalists of the GCSC 2016 (from left to right): Carter Grant, Ryerson University; Sarah Wsetwood, BCIT; Evan Romano, Queen's University; Emma Clark, University of Saskatchewan and Gabriel Mark, University of British Columbia

The Great Canadian Sales Competition is an inspiring, educational, and exciting competition that will award Canada’s brightest students for the second year in a row! TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2015 – Canada’s largest national student competition, The Great Canadian Sales Competition (GCSC), is back for its second year! Last year, the competition attracted hundreds of student participants from 6 provinces and almost 40 areas of study. Launching in October 2015, this year’s GCSC is gaining momentum with 65 partnering schools, over 20 sponsors such as Google, Air Canada, Xerox and more than 1000 student participants.

The GCSC wants to celebrate and educate students about the exciting and rewarding industry of sales. Many students don’t typically learn about sales, and often miss the fantastic opportunities it provides. In fact, there are many amazing sales careers available, and lots to gain in any type of career by having strong sales skills. The GCSC invites students to rethink sales. With the youth unemployment rate at almost twice the national average, this competition comes at a perfect time. Students will amp up their sales skills, learn from and interact with business leaders from Canada’s top companies, and also have the chance to win their share of a $11,500 prize pool!

How does it work?

University and college students from across Canada are invited to submit a creative and persuasive video pitch about a product, service, or debate topic of their choice. Participants will then flex their sales skills to advance through the three rounds of the competition. In the Final Round, the top finalists will deliver their pitch in front of a panel of judges, made up of executives from Canada’s leading companies. All finalists win a paid trip to Toronto, up to $7,500 (the average yearly cost of tuition) and the chance to meet with executives from some of Canada’s leading and largest companies.

Competition Sponsors

  • Air Canada
  • Bunzl
  • Xerox
  • Dell
  • Shopify
  • Google
  • Grand & Toy
  • Hilti
  • IBM
  • CDW
  • SoneparNetSuite
  • Pattison
  • Postmedia
  • Purolator
  • Corus Entertainment
  • United Rentals
  • Moneris Solutions
  • Reynolds & Reynolds
  • Yellow Pages Group
  • Sales Talent Agency

For more details about the competition, including contest rules, prizing, and sponsors, visit www.GreatCanadianSalesCompetition.com

For further information or interview opportunities with finalists from last year’s competition, a competition judge, or a leading Sales Talent Agency representative, please contact:

Tamar Gibbert | TARO PR | tamar@taropr.com | 416-258-8887

Robyn Mogil | TARO PR | robyn@taropr.com | 416-817-3950