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Industrial Design Student - Fall 2023 (4 months)

Canadian Tire

Toronto, ON | Onsite or Remote Possible

May 23
Job Description

Our Commitment to Students

At Canadian Tire, we are committed to providing students with a supportive and collaborative environment that fosters knowledge sharing and offers key experiences to help them develop their capabilities through projects and objectives. We believe in setting specific and measurable goals that align with our business objectives to support learning and help students achieve their full potential. Our culture emphasizes learning from others, continuous improvement, agility, growth, and innovation, and we are invested in building a talented, diverse workforce for the future of Canada and Canadian Tire. Additionally, we are dedicated to building strong relationships with our student employees by engaging with them throughout their education and career pursuits, and creating opportunities for ongoing communication and relationship building.

What You'll do

- The Industrial Design Student’s role is to support the Product Development Manager in building products that help deliver a consistent, authentic, and customer-driven product experience through our retail brands.
- Creates design specification & sourcing packages including any relevant product sketches and sizing details, colour, material and pattern detail, packaging and trim info, etc.
- Where applicable, creates original design work (surface, pattern, form, etc.)
- Assists in creating seasonal style & sourcing guides specific to relevant individual businesses, incorporating color, material, pattern and trend direction as set by the Product Development Manager.
- Helps to provide art direction for packaging, marketing, etc. as needed, and works with cross-functional teams to ensure consistent presentation of the brand in all customer-facing vehicles.
- Actively works to raise the bar on our product offering through products that are on-trend and highly relevant from both a design and function perspective.

What you bring

- Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program in industrial design, fashion design, graphic design, or a related discipline
- Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). 3D CAD rendering abilities (eg SolidWorks) would be an asset.
- Strong design communication skills: ability to create renderings, sketches, mock-ups/models, story/mood boards
- Understanding of materials, basic manufacturing processes
- Past experience in retail is not required, but is an asset
- A portfolio is strongly preferred


We value flexibility. We have adopted a hybrid work model whereby employees use a combination of working in office and virtually in service of outcomes. Each leader is empowered to decide what work is best achieved in person based on the unique needs of their team.

Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”) is one of Canada’s most admired and trusted companies. With more than 90 Owned Brands, 1,700 retail locations, financial services, exemplary e-commerce capabilities, and exciting market-leading merchandising strategies. We dream big and work as one to innovate with purpose for our customers at every level of our business, investing in new technologies and products, and doubling down on top talent to drive the company forward. We offer competitive salaries and wages to CTC employees, as well as store discounts, supported learning through our Triangle Learning Academy, Canadian Tire Profit Sharing, and retirement and savings programs for eligible employees. As part of our enhanced flex benefits program, we offer mental health benefits in the amount of $5,000 per year for benefits-eligible employees and their families, including total well-being, and mental health tools and resources for all employees. Join us in helping to make life in Canada better through living and working our Core Values: we are innovators and entrepreneurs at our core, outcomes drive us, inclusion is a must, we are stronger together and we take personal responsibility. It is an especially exciting time to join CTC and its family of companies where career opportunities are wide-ranging! Join us, where there's a place for you here.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to fostering an environment where belonging thrives, and diversity, inclusion and equity are infused into everything we do. We believe in building an organizational culture where people are consistently treated with dignity while respecting individual religion, nationality, gender, race, age, perceived ability, spoken language, sexual orientation, and identification. We are united in our purpose of being here to help make life in Canada better.


We stand firm in our Core Value that inclusion is a must. We welcome and encourage candidates from equity-seeking groups such as people who identify as racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, women, people with disabilities, and beyond. Should you require any accommodation in applying for this role, or throughout the interview process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to help meet your needs.