The GCSC 2017
October 3rd, 2016 - March 9th, 2017
Pitch something you think is great
Pick something you are passionate about, and - on a 30-90 second video - tell us what makes it better than the alternatives (click here for judging criteria and tips)
Learn to pitch something new to you
We'll introduce you to one of our 25 amazing sponsors, and you will learn how to pitch their products and services like a pro
Role play a live sales meeting
Senior business leaders from world-class companies will mentor you on how to manage a critical first sales meeting
Our Mission so far...
Launched in 2014, The Great Canadian Sales Competition is now Canada's Biggest Student Competition, with 3,000+ contestants expected to enter from 80 Universities and Colleges in Year 3. To-date, more than 1,800 Canadian students have developed new skills, networked and learned from amazing business leaders, and won trips, mentoring sessions, cash and other prizes.
What we've heard
"Competing in the GCSC was one of the best decisions. It opened more doors than I could have imagined and showed me how vital sales skills truly are"
- Sarah Westwood, Contestant and
GCSC 2016 1st Place Winner
"I look forward to this contest every year because I know we are going to find amazing talent that we can hire to help us grow"
- Loren Padelford, General Manager, Shopify
"Thanks to the GCSC I am leaving school with an incredible opportunity from one of the world's best technology companies"
- Ali Abassi, Contestant and GCSC 2016 Finalist
Advice to competitors
Have questions about how to prepare for your first interview? About sales as a career? Want to know how to prepare a pitch? We've connected with business leaders from tier one companies and are excited to share their insights with you so you can be ready.