Giant Tiger Stores Limited is a discount store in Canada and the United States founded on May 13, 1961, by Gordon Reid, who served as the Chairman and CEO. Reid opened his first store in Ottawa, the capital of Canadaand Franchised the first outlet in 1964.
Giant Tiger has kept the cost of operation low by paying low rent and controlling expenses. There are now over 170 Stores employing over 6,500 people in 106 stores in Ontario, 42 stores in Quebec, 10 stores in Manitoba, 4 stores in New Brunswick, 5 stores in Saskatchewan, 4 stores in Alberta and 1 store in New York State. The original simple idea keeps working!
Rediscover the excitement of retail! Imagine being involved in the local community, owning and operating your own business to deliver the best possible experience for your customers.
At Giant Tiger we can make it happen. We give Franchise Owner/Operators the opportunity to use their skills and experience to make the best buying and merchandising decisions for their store. Combined with our common sense business approach, Owner/Operators lead exceptional teams that are focused on providing FUN SMART SAVINGS to our customers every day!
Training and Support
Joining the Giant Tiger team is just the first step in becoming a successful Franchise Owner/Operator. We recognize the importance of providing comprehensive training to prepare you to run a profitable business the Giant Tiger way.
As part of our Management Development Program (MDP) Phase III - Operator in Training, you will have the opportunity to enhance your current skills, knowledge and experience, by working closely with a successful Franchise Owner/Operator.
Our 36 weeks program will have you spending time in Giant Tiger stores, learning about Giant Tiger Systems. The program is based on a series of projects that will give you the chance to review/learn the GT Store Systems, allowing you to dig into the details of operating a successful retail business.
Your in-store training will be supplemented with seminars at our Home Office lead by Giant Tiger specialists from each area as well as spending time with your Regional Support Manager in your training store and on the road visiting other stores. To ensure your development is effectively progressing periodic evaluations are completed to help us adjust your training to those areas that require focus.
During your training period, you will also have the opportunity to support new store set-ups and openings, work on special projects building friendships and relationships that will be invaluable when you are operating your own store.
We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference in their careers and communities. Our Training and Development program allows you to learn from our most successful franchise owners all aspects of running a profitable franchise.