Competition Partners


Are you looking to recruit the next generation of business leaders? Does your organization want to gain insight from the brightest business students in Canada? Are you ready to show your commitment to millennials in your industry?

Sponsor JDC West! We offer sponsorships for every organization type, budget and goal.

Please check our Partnership Package for more information.

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CPA Chartered Professional Accountants

Globally recognized and respected, the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is your key to a successful career. If you’re looking to enter the world of business or finance, you’ll need the professional accounting credential that will open doors and enhance your prospects. Becoming a CPA is a wise decision. While stereotypes still exist framing accounting as dull and overly precise, the fact is that Canadian CPAs are well-paid professionals who are in demand around the world. They are CEOs, board members, management consultants and more—and are critical to the success of any business or organization. With a Canadian CPA designation, you can be sure that you’re trained to meet Canadian and international market needs and that there is always room to grow. A CPA designation can help ensure a high starting salary and opportunities for advancement over time. According to the CPA Profession Compensation Survey, the mean average compensation of Canada’s professional accountants in all working sectors, age ranges and regions in the country was $141,000. The CPA designation can take you from the beginning of your career to the top position in any type of organization, in any sector of the economy.

Orbis Investments

Orbis is a global, privately owned investment firm, managing in excess of US$30 billion of assets, with offices across four continents and over 400 professionals. We have been creating long-term value for our clients since 1990. Our investment philosophy is fundamental, long-term and contrarian, and we are uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress. As a firm, our business model requires us to deliver meaningful outperformance to our clients.

We believe that to generate better long-term returns than the market, you need to do things differently to others in it.

Do you?

Canadian Western Bank (CWB)

Canadian Western Bank offers specialty business banking services for small- and medium-sized companies with a focus on general commercial banking, equipment financing and leasing, commercial real estate financing and real estate construction financing. CWB has offered customized banking solutions for more than 30 years, and has grown to become the largest publicly traded Canadian bank headquartered in Western Canada. Learn more at   

EMCO Corporation

Emco Corporation is a leading wholesale distributor of plumbing, HVAC, industrial and waterworks products in Canada. With more than 200 locations, Emco provides its customers with the solutions they need for any size project.

Whether you’re a homeowner or large contractor, Emco can provide the high-quality products and superior service to get the job done.

Raymond James

Raymond James is one of North America’s leading independent full-service investment dealers with an extensive presence across Canada and the United States. Raymond James Ltd. is the Canadian subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Established in 1962, our parent firm made its initial public offering in 1983 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol RJF.

We offer a wide-range of services for individual and institutional clients and corporate issuers. Our Advisors have access to a complete offering of high quality investment products and services, providing them with the resources to customize investment solutions for their clients. Our Equity Capital Markets division provides expertise in Investment Banking, Research, Corporate Finance, and Institutional Sales & Trading.

Rocky Mountaineer

At Rocky Mountaineer, we invite guests to the majestic Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies and take them on a world class journey. We are known as a must-do vacation thanks to the awe-inspiring vistas that showcase nature’s most beautiful aspects of sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife at every turn. The train takes guests on the journey of a lifetime, stopping overnight in cities like Seattle and Vancouver and quintessentially Canadian mountain towns, such as Banff and Jasper.

With the help of our dedicated team, we offer more than a renowned luxury product, we create life-changing experiences. We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who bring a passion for excellence and commitment to teamwork to join us.

Rocky Mountaineer is proud to work with a strong team of talented individuals. We were recently named one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies and have won Employer of the Year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada multiple times.

Tourism Burnaby

Tourism Burnaby is a leading, sector-focused destination marketing and resource organization that develops, promotes and assists in the city’s tourism growth through innovative community, regional and partner programs.

Tourism Burnaby is a non-profit destination marketing organization whose purpose is to support tourism promotional activities in order to increase visitation to the city. As part of its mandate, Tourism Burnaby is responsible for marketing, promoting and selling the city as a site for corporate meetings, pleasure travel, cultural, sports and special events. The organization was incorporated on October 25, 2004 under the Society Act of British Columbia.

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH)

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is a not-for-profit trade association, representing 283 members companies, with total industry sales exceeding $6.5 billion annually and employing more than 20,000 from coast to coast.  Our members are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers’ agents, and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, heating, hydronic, industrial PVF, and waterworks, and other mechanical products. Under our CareerTap banner, CIPH is committed to encouraging employment within our sector. The plumbing and heating industry offers a diversity of career options including sales and marketing, finance, human resources, supply chain and logistics and more. Our members are well established companies, serving both consumer and commercial markets.  They provide excellent opportunities to start and grow a career in an important sector with good future prospects.

They are the manufacturers, wholesaler distributors, master distributors, manufacturers’ agents, and allied companies who manufacture and distribute plumbing, heating, hydronic, industrial PVF, and waterworks, and other mechanical products. CIPH wholesalers operate more than 700 warehouses and showrooms across Canada.


KPMG is one of the world’s largest Audit, Tax, and Advisory firms, with international presence in over 155 countries. KPMG is also home to over 200,000 professionals, with over 7,000 professionals working throughout 40 offices across Canada. KPMG Canada has won a variety of awards in 2018, including the “Top 100 Employers” award for 11 consecutive years. In addition, KPMG has been recognized as the “Greenest Employer”, “Top Employer for Young People” and “Canada’s Best Diversity Employers”. KPMGhas also been recognized as “Best Internship/ Co-op program of the year” by Talent Egg.


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


The best reason to choose BDO isn’t our service offerings, though they are among the most extensive in our industry. It isn’t our resources, though they are among the broadest in the world. It isn’t that we possess experience working with virtually every business sector in Canada, or that we offer the highest standards of technical excellence, though we do. Ultimately, the best reason to choose BDO comes down to the relationships we build with our clients and communities.  Because at the end of the day, ours is a business of people working with, for, and in the service of others. And when you think about it that way, client service becomes more than just client service; it becomes a firm-wide dedication to helping the people we serve succeed – whatever they need, wherever they are, however we can. We support our students with thorough training and programs to help them grow within the firm. We enable you to work on diverse assignments in a variety of industries, while gaining important skills and practical experience. That’s why Students who know, know BDO.


ACL delivers enterprise governance SaaS solutions that help governments and the world’s largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud, and optimize performance. Through a combination of software and expert content, ACL enables powerful internal controls that identify and mitigate risk, protect profits, and accelerate performance.



SAP is the world’s leading provider of enterprise applications, cloud services, analytics, mobile, and database. Our mission is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. We’re doing that by bringing cutting-edge technology to life for some of the world’s most influential companies. SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution and helps streamline processes with the ability to use real-time data to predict customer trends and link front and back office operations. SAP is committed to helping every customer become a best-run business.

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

Fortius Sport & Health

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre, strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing athlete performance for life.

Our 148,000 sq. ft facility operates as a not-for-profit community asset. The land, building and equipment are owned by the Fortius Foundation, a registered charity which focuses on funding and supporting world-class sport and exercise medicine and science facilities, programs and other initiatives centered on collaborative research, education and innovation.

At Fortius, we believe that anyone can be an athlete. Whether you’re a six-year-old playing sport for the first time, a professional or Olympic athlete, or a senior wanting to stay healthy, if you have a body and you’re motivated, you’re a Fortius athlete.


Now in its sixth year in Canada, the CEOx1Day program is a global initiative designed to uncover promising future leaders and give students the opportunity to learn business and leadership skills from the “who’s who” of top executives in major cities across Canada.

Following a rigorous selection process that includes a cutting-edge leadership evaluation, as well as face-to-face interviews with Odgers Berndtson search professionals, about twenty finalists from across Canada will join participating CEOs for a memorable day of mentorship and learning that will set students on the path to growth in their future careers.

Types of Sponsorship

  • Academic Cases

    Are you interested in getting a different perspective on an organizational problem? These sponsorships give your organization the unique opportunity to develop the case scenarios for our academic competitions. They also include a Corporate Showcase Fair Booth, complimentary JDC West 2019 tickets, branding and visibility, and more.

  • Recruitment

    Perfect for organizations that want to recruit the top business students in Western Canada. These sponsorships include a Corporate Showcase Fair Booth, complimentary JDC West 2019 tickets, branding and visibility, and more.

  • Charity

    Every year, JDC West raises over $300,000 for charities across the country. If your organization would like to support our community outreach initiatives, this is the sponsorship for you!

  • Event

    Opening Ceremonies

    The Opening Ceremony kicks off the 3-day weekend with energy, music, and speakers from some of our key partners and supporters. If you haven’t experienced JDC West before, this is THE event to experience.


    The Gala celebration brings our delegates, partners and alumni together to wrap up the weekend. Our prestigious School of the Year and Academic School of the Year awards are handed out at this ceremony.

  • Additional

    Looking for other opportunities to get involved? Click on the button below to reach out to us and learn how your company can get involved.



Jordan Li
VP Corporate Relations

Muniba Ahmed
VP Corporate Relations