Petro Canada

Business details

Petro-Canada core offerings include fuel, convenience items, coffee and may also include a car wash or an A&W quick-serve restaurant.

Opportunity details
Type Franchise
Cash Required $60,000
Total Investment $200,000
Total Units (Worldwide)
Total Units (Canada)
Total Units (Quebec)
Year Founded

Petro Canada

Petro-Canada core offerings include fuel, convenience items, coffee and may also include a car wash or an A&W quick-serve restaurant.

Below is a brief summary of all Petro-Canada business opportunities. Please visit Petro-Canada's website for more information.

 

Gas Station and Convenience Store: Single-Site Retail Operator

Petro-Canada retail operators are energetic, hands-on individuals who are service oriented and possess strong leadership skills. Petro-Canada core offerings include fuel, convenience items, coffee and may also include a car wash or an A&W quick-serve restaurant.

Am I the right candidate?

A single-site operator is someone who:

  • Has relevant retail sales and operations experience – fuel, convenience store or quick serve (fast food) restaurant would be an asset
  • Can multi-task, has an appreciation for excellence in guest service and is highly involved in day-to-day operations
  • Possesses strong leadership skills to run a staff of approximately five to 20 employees
  • Ability to train using a hands-on, shoulder-to-shoulder approach “show, try and do” where required
  • Is results-focused, decisive, trustworthy, professional and respectful
  • Is able to consistently execute on our site operating procedures
  • Is proficient in English and/or French (both written and oral)
  • Has an aptitude for accounting, bookkeeping, budget process, maintaining image standards and basic merchandising techniques
  • Possesses the skills to identify potential in-store thefts and security issues, and puts actions into place to resolve and prevent
  • Has the initial working capital investment (amount varies by location)

Investing in the Opportunity

A Petro-Canada retail location requires a substantial investment. Total investment could be up to $220,000, depending on the size of the retail outlet and its location.

This investment includes:

  • Security deposit for fuels — amount varies based on site size
  • Working capital — payroll, supplies, utilities and other start-up costs
  • Site inventories — amount varies based on site size
  • First month retail licensee fee or first month's rent
  • Equipment purchase/office equipment plus furniture

 

Gas Station and Convenience Store: Multi-Site Retail Operator

Are you interested in running multiple retail locations? Petro-Canada offers an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals looking for more than the single-site retail experience.

As a multi-site retail operator, you will operate approximately 10 to 12 retail locations in a defined geographical area.

Am I the right candidate?

A multi-site retail operator is someone who:

  • Possesses strong leadership qualities and is able to attract, retain, lead and motivate a large team (potentially 75 to 100 staff)
  • Ability to train sites managers and staff using a hands-on, shoulder-to-shoulder approach “show, try and do” where required
  • Is proficient in English and/or French (both written and oral)
  • Is results-focused, decisive, trustworthy, professional and respectful
  • Has demonstrated exceptional service and image standards, merchandising techniques and is able to consistently execute on Site Operating Procedures
  • Has fuel operations and convenience retail experience, preferably with five years’ experience in the same industry
  • Has demonstrated strong financial analytical abilities, including profit and loss, and cash flow management
  • Is a performance-driven individual who continuously excels at meeting goals and targets
  • Has the initial capital investment (amount varies by location)

Investing in the opportunity

A Petro-Canada multi-site retail operator will provide financing that covers all or a significant portion of the investment requirements for the determined area.

The average total investment for a multi-site retail area is approximately $1 million and includes:

  • Store inventory
  • Security deposit for fuels — amount varies based on site size
  • Working capital: payroll, supplies, utilities and other start-up costs
  • First month licensee fee
  • Equipment purchase/office equipment plus furniture

 

Petro-Canada Wholesale Marketer: Bulk Plant

The Petro-Canada™ Wholesale Marketer Program is a unique opportunity which allows qualified individuals to run a petroleum business with guidance from the Petro-Canada team.
Petro-Canada is the largest Canadian producer and distributor of petroleum products, with a brand name that is second to none.

When you become a Petro-Canada Wholesale Marketer you will join a large network of like-minded, success-driven entrepreneurs.

As a Wholesale Marketer you will:

  • walk into an established business opportunity servicing multiple industries such as drilling, mining, farming, construction and home heating
  • manage a fleet of fuel and lubricant delivery trucks operating in a defined geographic area with an existing customer base
  • benefit from Petro-Canada’s brand strength

 

Gas Station and Convenience Store: Fuelling Success – Become an Independent Owner

Petro-Canada™ is proud of its reputation as Canada’s Gas Station™ and you can share in this prestige by joining our network as a Petro-Canada Retail Marketer.

Why Petro-Canada?

  • Petro-Canada has approximately 1,500 retail sites nationally with #1 in Urban Market Share1

  • We are positioned #1 in Service nationally vs. major fuel competitors.2 

  • We bring the strength of an established name and reputation, supported by innovative products and services and strong standards. 

  • In fact, existing sites re-branded as Petro-Canada experience an average 10% increase in sales3.

Is this the opportunity for you?

To brand your independently-owned gas station and convenience store with Petro-Canada, you must either:

  • own an existing retail gasoline facility (including building, assets and land) or
  • own a vacant property, and be willing to invest capital in the construction of a new retail gasoline facility (including building, assets and land)

If you meet any of the above criteria, we'd like you to join our brand.

Initial investment? It can range from $500,000 to $3 million.

 

Based on Kent Share of Market Reports

MarketForce 2013 Competitive Mystery Shop

Petro-Canada Planning & Performance analysis