Student squad ambassador program at Best Buy Canada

Editor’s Note: applications are closed for Student Squad. Thank you to everyone who applied for the program or shared details to help raise awareness of the program.  Successful applicants will be contacted in August.

Watch for the interesting content created by Student Squad members throughout the upcoming school season. And for all of your back to school tech needs, be sure to see the many great deals that Best Buy has on its website throughout the rest of the summer.


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Are you a tech savvy student who loves to share their newest devices with the rest of the world? That’s the kind of person Best Buy is looking for! Technology is way more fun when you can tell people about it … especially when you get some of the latest and greatest technology for free. Intrigued? Learn more about the new Student Squad program coming to Best Buy Canada, then tell your friends and family to also check it out. We’ll soon be selecting a small group of students to be the first Student Squad for Best Buy.

Who can apply

I’m sure that one of the first questions you want answered is “Am I eligible to apply for Best Buy’s Student Squad?” The answer is yes, if you:

  1. live in Canada,
  2. will be a student at a college, university, trade school, or other post-secondary school throughout the duration of the program (September 2022 to January 2023),
  3. are active on social media. To be considered for this program, applicants must have an active and public TikTok and Instagram profile—YouTube is a bonus.

The Student Squad program will run from September until January. During this five month period, participants will be sent technology carried by Best Buy to use and enjoy. They will be required to post video, images, and thoughts about the tech they receive on their own social channels. They will also be periodically featured on Best Buy’s social channels. And, they can earn commission on sales made on eligible products through their affiliate links. The purpose is clear: raise awareness of the latest and greatest technology available at Best Buy.

How will the program work

The program begins with the selection process. Each student who thinks they would make a great Student Squad ambassador will first click on the “Apply Now for Student Squad” link in this article to access the application form. This link will be live from June 30th until July 22nd. Complete that form as completely as you can.

Applications will be reviewed during the week last week of July and up to five students will be advised of their acceptance into the program early in August.

What are the benefits of participating

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves tech and it comes with some amazing benefits. These benefits come in two different forms: free products and affiliate commission.

  1. Free technology: Students participating in this program will get to keep the technology that Best Buy sends to them for the purpose of this program. The tech will vary from participant to participant and may include laptops, tablets, electric transportation, smart home devices, health tech, and more.
  2. Affiliate commission: Sharing links to the products that you receive on social channels will bring financial benefits to each participant. Students have the potential to earn a percentage of each eligible sale that results from someone clicking on the link in your social post. For example, you post about an electric scooter your received from Best Buy, someone clicks on the link in your post and buys a scooter, you get rewarded with a percentage of that sale. Percentages will vary depending on product category and will range between five and eight percent for most products.

You can see the full details about what is eligible for commission in the “Payout Details” section on the application form.

On top of these tangible benefits, you will be developing an online reputation for sharing quality products online and building your online profile as a paid affiliate marketer. Best Buy will also allow some of your content to be shared on its channels, boosting impressions on your channels and expanding your community of followers.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. I think Amos would make a great ambassador. The commission would help support him. The free tools will keep him up to date on the latest & greatest. And it would teach him to clearly articulate his thoughts. He’s a bit shy by so bright. He needs a hand up.

  2. My sister hy would make a great Student Squad ambassador. They are perfect for the program because she’s very social and loves electronics!

  3. My nephew Rylan would be a perfect fit for the student squad. He’s already the go to student that helps teach his teachers how to use/fix computers.

  4. My sister Samantha would make a great Student Squad ambassador. They are perfect for the program because she’s very social and loves electronics!

  5. My son, Owen would make a great Student Squad ambassador because he is totally up on everything tech and loves to share what he finds

  6. Sally would make a great Student Squad member. She’s congenial, articulate and has a charming personality! Additionally she’s tech and social media savvy. What a combo!

  7. My friend Jonathon would be great for the role.

    He is brilliant with tech and his calm, well spoken demeanor allows him to really teach a product effectively

  8. My friend Juana will be perfect she is active on tiktok and Instagram every day, and loves tech

    She is going to college for the first time in September so this would be great for her to connect with people like minded

  9. Well I’m pretty tek savvy and always sharing on my LinkedIn about how to create immersive, interactive elearning objects with rapid authoring software. I love my tek gadgets and I understand technology pretty well. I’m a college student and a university student – So Me, Sarah would make an excellent candidate for the student squad program at Best Buy!!!

  10. I think Tash would make a great Student Squad ambassador because she is an amazing student and also great with technology

  11. I believe my niece Johnna would make a great Student Squad ambassador because she is quite tech savvy and is always on social media, particularly TikTok and Instagram!

  12. Sara would be a great candidate for this program – she’s really keen on trying new technology, and she likes to share what she’s up to on social media!

  13. I would recommend my daughter Emma who has a great work ethic and is developing her technology and social media skills.


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