FGL Sports Ltd.—acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation in 2011—is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods. We offer a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products, operating more than 400 stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Sports Experts, Atmosphere, National Sports, Intersport, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, Pro-Hockey Life, Sports Rousseau and L'entrepôt du Hockey.
With these tops brands under our belt, we provide an extensive product mix, making us Canada’s go-to sporting goods destination. Read more about our brands.
The earliest days of FGL Sports dates back to 1974, when John Forzani, former chairman of the board for The Forzani Group Ltd., opened a retail location called Forzani’s Locker Room in Calgary, which sold athletic footwear, apparel, and sports equipment.
The years to follow saw retail expansion and a number of business acquisitions. It continued in the early 1990s with the acquisition of Sport Chek International Ltd. in 1991, and Hogarth's Sport & Ski the following year. The Forzani Group officially became Canada's largest specialty sporting goods company in 1994 after the acquisition of Sports Experts Inc.—bringing the retailer to 260 stores and annual gross revenues of over $266 million.
In the two decades leading to today, the company continued its expansion acquiring brand names such as Coast Mountain Sport, Sport Mart, Nevada Bob’s Golf, National Sports, Fitness Source, and Athletes World.
In 2011, Forzani Group Ltd. was acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation and renamed FGL Sports, making it Canada’s ultimate sports retailer with over 1,000 stores across the country.
You’re sports-minded, engaged, and a big believer in community. Under the FGL Sports umbrella, there are many part-time and full-time employment opportunities with one of our brands. We know student-life is busy—ensuring you attend lectures, study for exams, and prepare for graduation are just a short-list of priorities.
By working with one of our retailers, we will give you the fun and flexibility to bring forth your passion for sports, while also maintaining a work schedule that complements your busy school agendas. You’ll be working alongside young, likeminded people and will have the opportunity to grow as individuals and professionals within our business.
At FGL Sports, our mission is to help Canadians live healthy, active lives. Through our passion for sports and activity, we strive to make a positive impact on our employees, customers, and communities. The success of FGL Sports depends on the way we achieve our objectives, and the FGL Sports Leadership Brand sets a standard for the organization and all employees.
• Believe and expect that everybody in the organization can be a leader
• Always do what you say you are going to do
• Lead by example—because if you don't, nobody else will
• Grow leaders and enable others to contribute and excel
• Think FGL Sports first—the whole is greater than the sum of the parts
• Serve others—make employees a priority so they will make our customers a priority
• Recognize a job well done
• Build an organization you are proud to work for