|1991||First Business Depot is opened in Canada by founder Jack Bingleman|
|1992||Staples celebrates 1st Anniversary|
|1993||First Bureau en Gros opens in Quebec|
|1994||First Staples store opens in Western Canada|
|1995||Staples opens 50th store in Canada|
|1996||Staples launches "It's The Most Wonderful Time of Year" Campaign|
|1997||Grand Opening of Staples Delivery Centre in Mississauga|
|1998||Staples Canada surpasses $1 billion in sales!|
|1999||Staples launches staples.ca|
|2000||Staples opens 150th store in Canada|
|2001||Staples Canada celebrates 10th Anniversary|
|2002||Staples Canada awarded "Innovative Retailer of the Year" from Retail Council of Canada|
|2003||“That Was Easy” tagline is introduced|
|2004||Staples Canada surpasses $2 billion in sales!|
|2005||Staples introduces The Easy Button and a new icon is born
School Supply Drive is launched
|2006||Staples Canada celebrates 15th Anniversary|
|2007||Store 145 in Fort McMurray is recognized as #1 in sales volume worldwide.|
|2008||Staples Canada is recognized as #1 Brand in Corporate Reputation Survey.
Staples acquires Corporate Express and launches Staples Business Advantage
Staples Canada Launches Corporate Giving commitment to the three Es - Environment, Education, Entrepreneurship
|2010||Staples Canada awarded "Distinguished Retailer of the Year" from Retail Council of Canada|
|2011||Staples Canada celebrates 20th Anniversary|
|2015||staples.ca launches 200,000th SKU online|
|2016||Staples Canada celebrates 25th Anniversary|
|2017||Staples Canada becomes a Canadian privately-owned company|
|2018||Staples Canada opens two new brand-defining stores in Toronto, ON and Kirkland, QC|
|2019||Staples Canada launches, The Working and Learning Company|
About Staples Canada
The Working and Learning Company
We inspire people to work smarter, learn more and grow every day. We are here to be a trusted ally, a resource and a sounding board, motivated to support our customers with expert knowledge, unique products and innovative services from Solutionshop, made for the changing needs of today’s entrepreneurs, teachers, parents and students.
Founded in 1991, Staples Canada is a privately-held company based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with a network of over 300 stores across Canada. Follow @StaplesCanada on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and join the conversation by using #worklearngrow.
Let's work, learn and grow together
The wonderful world of work. Record keeping and filing goes back a long way. Over the years, tools have improved, offices have grown and machines have appeared to make things easier. Typewriters have become computers, files have become data, and offices have started sprouting up at coffee shops and kitchen tables across the country. The internet has taken access, affordability and connection to a whole new level.
After almost three decades in business, Staples Canada is ready to embrace all that’s new. The changing nature of entrepreneurship, creativity, working, learning and growing is happening everywhere you look and it has inspired us to focus on your ever-evolving needs.
We’re transforming Staples Canada to The Working and Learning Company – a company that’s committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner for all our customers. That means staying true to the company that you’ve come to rely on for all your small business and educational needs, while adapting and growing to serve you better. You’ll see growth in our product offerings and expansion in the services you already know and love us for. We’re taking everything we do for you, our customers, to the next level.
Welcome to the new world of work. Welcome to the new Staples Canada. We look forward to working, learning and growing with you.
Solutionshop a complete marketplace that helps every aspect of a business, including design, printing, marketing, shipping and tech services, available at all 305 Staples locations across Canada and online at staplesprint.ca.
Explore, engage and create every day, with services that include:
A team of graphic design consultants who support everything from branding and logos to website design and marketing materials.
An extensive range of print services , offering same-day printing, next-day delivery, 30 different stock options, wide-format and engineering prints, and a variety of print finishing options.
A portfolio of marketing solutions that help small businesses stay in front of their customers, with direct mail advertising, digital marketing powered by Webware.io, and an industry-leading assortment of promotional products.
Access to one of the biggest shipping networks in Canada, thanks to exclusive partnerships with FedEx, Purolator and Xpresspost.
Certified technicians that deliver Connected Tech solutions to customers in-store, at home or at their office, helping with everything from PC, router and printer setup, as well as data protection and recovery, computer maintenance, software installation, virus removal and diagnostics.
Dedicated Account Managers that help enable business development and solve problems.
Ever-expanding suite of professional services that help customers start and grow their businesses, including Staples Business Loans powered by Thinking Capital and Business Registration powered by Corporation Centre.
Introducing coworking with Staples Studio. Calling all startups, small businesses, service providers and more, our stores are changing to make room for you. From state-of-the-art event spaces to beautiful coworking facilities, Staples Studio is here to help you work, learn, and grow.
A space for community members, entrepreneurs, educators and students to meet, share ideas and learn. Spotlight features a Speaker Series with weekly guest speakers, entrepreneurial networking events, workshops and product demonstrations.
Community at Work
We create a community through meaningful experiences and relationships with every person we encounter. Community at Work reflects our commitment to corporate responsibility and our desire to have a positive impact on our associates, communities, and the planet. We support charitable organizations and programs that encourage education, build entrepreneurship, and preserve the environment, to help communities work, learn and grow together.
Schools are the cornerstone of every community and education is invaluable. That’s why we’re proud to support organizations that help nourish education, whether it’s getting school supplies to kids in need or getting the right technology into classrooms.
Entrepreneurs are the heart of any community and we share their passion. We’re proud to support small businesses in getting their feet off the ground through our services, and partner with entrepreneurial organizations that share a passion for building and cultivating entrepreneurship, and community in Canada.
We’re proud supporters of organizations that are committed to the preservation and protection of the environment. Partnering with these types of organizations helps us do our part to help the environment, while supporting causes that are important to our associates.
Staples Canada’s environmental initiatives allow the business to operate in a sustainable manner – from in-store recycling services for customers to taking action within internal operations to green product sourcing.
Staples Canada promotes a number of products and programs that support its goals to be a part of a greener future, including:
Free In-Store Recycling Services for Customers
Staples Canada is committed to recycling and diverting materials from the waste stream. Customers can recycle several items at Staples Canada stores across Canada These items include technology products), ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones, personal electronics and rechargeable batteries. (Not available at all locations, please contact your local store to confirm what recycling services are available)
Battery Recycling Program
Staples Canada partners with Call2Recycle to collect used batteries (rechargeable and alkaline) from all store locations and its Home Office for recycling. The partnership began in 2004 and to date over 1 million kilograms of used household batteries have been collected and safely recycled through the program.
School Ink Recycling Program
Every year 300 million ink cartridges end up in North American landfills. Staples Canada encourages schools across the country to participate in its School Ink Recycling Program by signing up to receive a free ink cartridge collection bin. Click here for details and to register for your free ink bin.
Staples Canada and its national electronics recycling partnere Cycle Solutions take back end-of-life electronics at almost all of its retail locations (excluding stores in Calgary, Alberta). Recyclable items accepted include cell phones, computers, computer parts and more. To date, Staples Canada has collected 20.5 million kilograms of e-waste for recycling through its electronics recycling program.
Staples Canada is an authorized e-waste provider site through the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) nationally.
In 2012, Staples Canada launched a writing instrument recycling program in partnership with Terracycle. The program encourages customers to drop off used writing instruments, such as pens, pencils, markers and highlighters at local stores, which are then shipped to Terracycle for recycling.
Staples Canada has partnered with Iron Mountain to offer its customers a secure paper shredding service. This allows you to safely and cost effectively destroy unnecessary sensitive paper documents.
With our shredding service, we are as committed to protecting the environment as we are to protecting your privacy. That's why all shredded materials are recycled to minimize waste, pollution and impact on our natural resources.
Staples Canada is the second largest retail supporter of Bullfrog Power’s green energy
The Working and Learning Company’s Staples Studio co-working locations, Solutionshop and production centres, are bullfrogpowered® with 100% clean, renewable electricity. Through this partnership with Bullfrog Power, Staples Canada is reducing its environmental impact and helping to support the development of Bullfrog Power’s green energy projects in Canada. For more information on Bullfrog Power, please visit bullfrogpower.com.
Community Programs that Support the Environment
Staples Canada proudly supports organizations committed to the preservation and protection of the environment. Partnering with and sponsoring organizations allows Staples Canada to maintain strong community relations and support initiatives that are important to the company. Staples Canada also operates various in-house community and environmental programs, including:
Staples Superpower your School Contest
Staples Canada in collaboration with EcoKids and Earth Day Canada, provides 10 exceptional schools with $20,000 in new technology to recognize their eco stewardship and further their environmental and educational work. Click here for more information on how your school can participate in the contest.
Staples Canada is The Working and Learning Company and the largest office supply chain in Canada. A privately-owned organization, we are committed to being a dynamic, inspiring partner to customers who visit our 300+ locations across the country, work with our business-to-business group at staplesprofessional.ca and visit our website at staples.ca. We have two brands that support business customers, Staples Preferred for small businesses and Staples Professional for medium to large-sized enterprises, as well as five co-working facilities located within Toronto, Kelowna, Oakville, and Ottawa under the banner Staples Studio.
In addition to offering the latest technology products, work-from-anywhere essentials, clean, safe, and well solutions, and business services through Solutionshop; Staples Canada is a proud national partner of MAP, a world-class research centre based at St. Michael’s Hospital. Staples and MAP have come together to create Even the Odds: an initiative to raise awareness of inequity in Canada and to build vibrant, healthy communities.
Staples Canada also supports local and regional charitable initiatives based on our three pillars; equity, environment, and education, to help communities work, learn and grow together.
Click here to download the full Corporate Social Responsibility Report.