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"We decided not to join the recession, so this is the best time to be here! We are a guaranteed success story for those with talent and energy"

Peter Nygård, Founder and Chairman, MAY-09



NYGÅRD International, founded by Peter J. Nygård, has grown to become one of the most successful apparel manufacturers in North America: the number one sportswear manufacturer in Canada and number three in North America. The company expanded into the United States in 1978. As a result of its increasingly diverse business activities, in 1987 Nygård opened the company"s International Sales and Marketing Headquarters in Toronto, Canada that is a showcase for both Toronto and the Fashion Industry. Along with it’s new World Headquarters located in the heart of New York City, the company lays claim to complete design, production and distribution facilities in Winnipeg, Toronto and Los Angeles; research and design studios in New York, and Hong Kong; and sales offices throughout Canada and the US. As well, the company has extensive operations throughout the Orient, Middle East, South Africa, India & Bangladesh.


NYGÅRD’s various product lines, each target women over 25 years of age. The Nygård Moderate brands includea collection of colour-related separates focusing on pants as well as a moderate line of coordinates. The Nygård Fashions brands focus on the bridge and better categories. The company maintains its successful website at and has an array of retail stores in North America under the banners NYGÅRD, NYGÅRD Fashion Park, NYGÅRD Fashion, NYGÅRD Fashion World, ALIA, TanJay and Jay Set. 


Our People


NYGÅRD is responsible for the employment of many associates worldwide & the company continues to grow rapidly. Peter Nygård has personally designed all of the company’s distribution systems & centres, his clarity of organizational structure has lead to the complete design of the company’s infrastructure. Company associates know him as an involved Chairman of the Board, one who needs to & does know every aspect of his company"s multifaceted business & the way each interacts with the other.


The company’s sustained growth is due in large measure to the staff loyalty that has developed toward Peter Nygård. This can be partially explained by Peter Nygård’s charismatic personality & the fact that Peter Nygård has stood by people, working as a mentor to many people in the company. As one long-time associate explained, "He gives everyone the opportunity to do what he or she wants in the company; there are no shut doors – no barriers. If you want to change scope, let your manager know what you are looking for; if you are willing to make the commitment, there is no end to what you can do."


Peter Nygård"s personal contact has instilled a tremendously successful & coherent management team each in tune with the other. All have huge confidence in each other; it is a very cohesive team starting at the top. 


Nygård’s mottos: ‘You don’t get something for nothing & you have to earn what you get’ & ‘You don"t know how far you can go until you push the limits’, are instilled in all NYGÅRD Associates.


Plan Ahead - Design Your Career


Whether you choose an opportunity in fashion design, merchandising, finance, IT, logistics, sales, human resources, manufacturing, construction or marketing, NYGÅRD believes that each department plays a key role in the company"s successes. Our collaborative work environment offers aggressive compensation such as generous benefit programs, attractive salaries and very competitive performance based bonus packages. NYGÅRD"s team represents whom we stand for as a company - one who operates in an open, diverse and supportive environment, which in return allows each individual to reach his/her full potential.


Why join us?


If you are ready to unleash your potential by tapping into your high energy, desire for accountability, and experience days that fly by due to the type and quantity of things to do, AND if you are ready to take your career and performance to new levels - then you should look at us. Good enough is not good enough for us or for our Customers - our long term employees understand that and our talented new Associates have a keen desire to work in that environment. Our company does not accept mediocre and we are always looking for the most talented individuals for various roles and departments. You are intense, detailed, fiercely proactive and love the accountability that comes with your high levels of competence. You want a career in a winning company - and you want to be surrounded by winning people.


If NYGÅRD sounds like the right fit for you then we would like the chance to speak with you.  Feel free to apply to: If we do not have an available position in your field of interest, we will make sure to keep your credentials on file for any future openings. You may also apply specifically through our online Employment Listings in our Career Opportunities section.


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