Key Issues

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What do Higher Minimum Wages Mean for You?

This summer, the Government of Ontario will follow Alberta by proposing a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour.

The increase in Alberta will be incremental, rising to $13.60 on October 1, 2017 and again to $15.00 on October 1, 2018. Ontario is already scheduled for an increase in October and Bill 148 proposes another to bring the minimum to $15.00. We are concerned that other [...]

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Celebrating C-Stores’ Contribution to Communities

Many convenience stores make significant contributions to their local communities. They support local and national charities, sporting teams and associations, youth activities, even international crises through activities like fundraising, car washes, donations, volunteer employees and barbeques. They do so with little or no fanfare or recognition. Consequently, governments overlook these [...]

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BC Labour Market Study Moves into Phase 2

Many employers in the convenience and gas industry have told us that recruiting and retaining employees is one of the biggest challenges facing their businesses and it is only getting worse. That’s why the WCSA has initiated a Labour Market research project with funding support from the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training to discover the causes of - and potential solutions for - [...]

News Articles

2016 Contraband Studies


Highest rates found on universities, college campuses

VANCOUVER (November 15th, 2016) Convenience store retailers are expressing deep frustration following the release of a study showing the rate of illegal tobacco has held steady in British [...]

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CS Expo 2016 Featured Speaker Bobby Sahni

Join multicultural marketing and diversity industry veteran, Bobby Sahni, as he shares perspectives, insights and experiences on how to thrive in an increasingly diverse world – today, tomorrow and forever.

Bobby Sahni is a leader in the multicultural marketing and advertising industry. He is now Co-founder and Partner at Ethnicity - a multicultural marketing & advertising agency [...]