JYSK was first established in Denmark in 1979 and now operates in 52 countries at more than 2,800 stores. The first Canadian JYSK store was opened in 1996 in Coquitlam, BC. Today there are 61 JYSK stores in Canada, with locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. JYSK Canada is a franchisee of JYSK.
JYSK delivers a great Scandinavian offer for everyone within sleeping and living. With a passion for Scandinavian design, our products range from furniture to accessories, including mattresses, bedding, and outdoor products that will enhance any living space with a sense of sophistication at affordable prices.
JYSK is a global business, but we continue to operate based on our Scandinavian roots. This is reflected in our company culture and the way we do business.
I signed on as the store manager for the first JYSK store in Canada back in 1996. In this time, I have seen the company grow to 62 stores within Canada (and over 2500 globally). With a growing company comes many opportunities and my position as store manager eventually morphed into a district management role and finally into a buying role.
— Art Madsen, Category Manager Buying Department
On September 9th, 2013 I joined JYSK as a Store Manager at the London North location.
What intrigued me the most about the company and confirmed my decision to join was the high degree of honesty at JYSK. The District Manager identified my potential and valued my experiences and skills. Having worked at various big box retailers, the transition was smooth in understanding the JYSK concept and settling into the team seemed very natural. Working at JYSK is extremely rewarding, as I get to work in a diverse environment, in which everyone has the opportunity to make a difference and we all have a common goal; which is to provide the best customer experience.
— Julia Matus – Store Manager
At JYSK, we love to give back. We’re a socially responsible corporation in tune with the need to share our experience and our wealth with the community. JYSK has been a national partner of Special Olympics Canada since 2006, continuing the tradition of sponsoring Special Olympics chapters worldwide when the company was founded in Denmark in 1979.
JYSK is proud to be a national sponsor of Special Olympics Canada and shares in such values as respect, commitment, determination, generosity, and pride.
JYSK supports the dream of Special Olympics athletes to succeed both on and off the playing field.
This campaign is one other way JYSK invests in its communities since all donations will stay within the communities where our customers and employees live and do business. It’s both a privilege and a great honour to be part of this wonderful organization.
When you join JYSK Canada, you’re opening the door to a rewarding career with great opportunities for advancement and professional development.
There isn't an anniversary that goes by unnoticed.
What we offer:
JYSK is a family-oriented organization and we believe that it’s important to find the right balance. We value our employee’s quality of life and we do everything we can to support it.
Expansion is an integral part of JYSK’s strategy. More effective and efficient procedures and continued employee satisfaction are critical elements of this growth strategy. Our values are summed up in three words and remind all JYSK employees of how we can keep giving our customers great offers.
Service-minded, cost-conscious, reliable, goal-oriented, and professional.
Helpful, mutual respect, flexible, open, honest, positive, and straight forward.
Committed, loyal, cooperative, obligation to challenge (the right to speak up), JYSK ambassador.
I began my time with JYSK on May 4, 2007 at the Coquitlam location as the store's warehouse manager. Having recently moved to the province, I had planned to use this position as temporary employment until I found a more suitable job in my field of study. Shortly after starting at JYSK, I found myself enjoying coming to work each day thanks to the pleasant work environment created by the store's manager. This is when I decided to put my plans on hold and see where I could go with this company.
In 2008, I was promoted to the store's assistant manager position and held it until early 2009, after which I decided to relocate to the Pitt Meadows location where I was promoted to the store's general manager. In Pitt Meadows, I was able to develop my own team and work environment within the store as well as develop my own leadership skills. After two years as the Pitt Meadows store manager, I was ready for a new challenge, which came in 2011 when I moved to the Surrey store location. In spring 2015 I took on the new position of National Master Trainer for Western Canada. After spending two years as a Master Trainer, I transitioned back into operations accepting a position as Area Manager, overseeing 4 locations within the British Columbia market. I’m looking forward to my future with JYSK and continuing my professional growth.
— Chris Galipeau – National Master Trainer
With over 10 years in retail management I applied to an open position with JYSK and I started as a floor manager in the Kamloops location back in November 2010.
After a year and a half in the same position, I briefly left Jysk for two months to try something new. I was soon contacted by the store manager about returning to the fold. After my meeting with the district manager, I gladly opted to return to the company as an assistant manager, again in Kamloops.
At first I was the ASM in Hard Goods, as my extensive background with furniture and mattresses made this the ideal location in store for myself. After six months, with a good deal of success both in sales and the visual presentation, I needed a new challenge and opted to take over the Soft section. Within months my team and I had taken the department from underperforming to succeeding in sales and bringing a strong, organized presentation to the floor.
In the summer of 2013, after discussing the situation and opportunity with my manager, I had agreed to take on managing the store as a whole.
— Don MacArthur – Store Manager
JYSK and its leadership team are responsible for our employees’ physical and social work environment. We’re continuously improving our store and warehouse facilities to make sure that our employees have all the necessary tools available. We train each employee in proper goods-handling techniques and provide them with the support and protection aids necessary to carry out their job safely.
At JYSK, we strive for the best possible social environment. In addition to maintaining a core set of values that encourage a healthy and happy workplace, we regularly conduct employee satisfaction surveys.
Employees enjoy many benefits, including employee discounts, loyalty reward programs, performance bonuses, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.
We have a comprehensive benefits program for all full-time staff.
More specifically, we offer:
"Did you know that JYSK has ambitious expansion plans and therefore always has a need for competent employees?"
Are you service-minded, cost-conscious, reliable, goal-oriented, and professional? Are you up for a challenge?
JYSK has career opportunities for everyone – do you want to be a merchandiser, a sales assistant, a store manager, or are you looking for another retail position?
Are you a committed, loyal, cooperative, and dynamic individual?
Our head office offers lots of career opportunities in a variety of departments such as marketing, technology, and accounting. There’s a good chance you’ll come across colleagues who once worked in our stores or colleagues from other countries where JYSK maintains a presence.