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. Hunter would make an excellent Student Squad ambassador. He is very techie and has even built himself a desktop machine. This would be a big upgrade for him, that he would tell all of his gaming buddies & YouTubbers about.

  2. This would be so right for Connor. He has a few YT channels and likes to study the analytics!

  3. I think Keir would be the best bet for this as he is such a go getter and always woks so hard along with enjoying social media.

  4. Interesting idea! I’m a student at BCIT, but don’t have the social media accounts! LOL.

  5. My friend Jason would make a great candidate as an ambassador for Student Squad– his focus is in machine learning and is always looking to take his education to the next level

  6. My bestfriend Natalie would benefit from this, she is looking into starting graphic design and digital animation

  7. My son tj would be an amazing student ambassador, he’s very smart and will be graduating next year also he loves school goes everyday and works hard on his homework after school.

  8. My niece Tiana would be perfect as she is social media savvy and loves trying out new tech!

  9. Christine would make a great student squad ambassador. She has wonderful networking skills and she is a people person.

  10. My granddaughter Emma would be perfect for this as she just loves social media and yet she is an excellent dedicated student.

  11. Taylor would be a great candidate for this she is just starting her university journey.

  12. My friend Joe runs minecraft servers and builds PCs. He is tech savvy and knows a lot about programming. He directs a lot of initiatives and demonstrates excellent leadership

  13. My cousin Sham is an active social media user and is loves keeping up to date on the latest in tech, I think he’d fit this role well.

  14. My daughter Kyana would make an amazing ambassador as she has a very strong voice in what she believes in. She will defend anyone or anything that is fair. She will go out of her way to help anyone.

  15. I don’t know any students in college who would be an amazing ambassador. My daughters are too young. So thanks for the opportunity.

  16. Vardhan, my friend should be great contender for the program as he is really into content creation and active on social media platforms.

  17. Claire, not too tech savvy and brilliant with social media so the posts would reach a wider audience.

  18. My cousin Milen would be a great student ambassador. She is a great communicator and presenter. For example, she can document her latest course this summer in Central America where she helped women in the small villages.

  19. My son William would make a great Student Squad ambassador – he already knows more than most

  20. My son Adam would make a great Student Squad ambassador because he’s a university student and into technology.

  21. My brother Aidan would be an excellent candidate for this program as he’s just going into his second year of sciences and is also a member of the volleyball team.

  22. My wife Ju young will be an excellent student squad ambassador being a full time employee/mother also doing her masters program she balances it all well.

  23. My friend Heyson would be an excellent candidate for Student Squad ambassador. He’s so geeky and likes to share technology news with his friends.

  24. My friend Simon as he as always up to date on the latest technology and as a pretty decent following on social media

  25. My friend Jarryd would be perfect for this as he is currently in BCIT for Broadcast and Communications.

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