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Target is recruiting their next generation of leaders.  Talented people with a variety of skills, abilities and backgrounds who are ready to jump into a fun, dynamic career.  Want to be part of an innovative team that inspires you to do your best everyday?

What they do 

For many Canadians, no cross-border shopping spree would be complete without a trip to Target, the red and white mecca of affordable fashion. Target sells everything from fashion-forward clothing and innovative housewares to the latest electronics and even groceries, all with an eye towards great design at affordable prices. And now, all those hot products and big bargains are available in cities across Canada!

A little bit of history

George Draper Dayton started the Dayton Dry Goods Company in Minneapolis in 1902. Dayton's downtown department store concept evolved through the ’50s into a more suburban style of retail. In fact, the Dayton Company invented the first ever enclosed shopping centre—also known as, yep, a mall! In 1962, the company established Target as the discount branch of its retail family. After expanding across America throughout the ’80s and ’90s and upgrading both its merchandise and its image, Target is now the second-largest retailer in the USA.

Where you can start

Target has hired thousands of new team members during its launch in Canada. That includes everyone from front line retail and customer service reps to open positions at the company's Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ont. 

If you really want to get in on the ground floor keep an eye open around campus. Target’s Campus Recruiters can be found on campus at schools across Canada in search of the next generation of Executive Team Leaders and Merchandise Business Analysts. 

The Executive Team Leader (ETL) position blends the security and support of working for a large corporation with the sense of adventure and leadership necessary to managing your own business. As an ETL you'll be trained to become the leader of a team and in charge of teaching them how to provide the great customer service and fun shopping experience guests have come to expect from Target. You'll get a chance to learn and experience every aspect of the retail environment from human resources and sales to logistics. It's an outstanding and totally unique opportunity to start your real-world career with a company that's all about helping you be the best you can be. 

As a Merchandise Business Analyst (BA) you’ll apply your analytical skills to distribute product to all stores nationwide.  Analyzing sales trends, forecasting with manufacturers, and negotiating inventory levels are all key responsibilities for this position. You will maintain professional partnerships with buyers and vendors in order to achieve optimal inventory levels and drive sales which directly impact the bottom line.  

Sounds like fun, right? For more details about what it takes to become an ETL or a BA and how you can apply, visit target.ca/careers today. 


Find a Target store nearest you by visiting Target.ca for up to date information on locations.


Target's company culture is fun, friendly, and most of all, collaborative. People across the company are expected to communicate, share great ideas, and work together to meet challenges and improve the way things run on a daily basis. People at Target love their jobs and genuinely enjoy working with their team, collectively imagining innovative ways to make Target an awesome place to shop and to work. If you enjoy developing new skills every day and think you'd have fun cooperating with a variety of people, you'll be a great fit. 

Social/environmental responsibility

Since 1946, Target has given five per cent of its profits to communities—one of the very first corporations to establish a tradition of giving. In Canada, Target is excited to extend that legacy of giving, and has been off to a great start.