Thank you for your interest in the Tim Hortons® brand. There are six (6) steps to becoming a Tim Hortons® Franchisee.

Learn more about what we look for in a Tim Hortons® Franchisee by reviewing our FAQ’s.

1. Candidate Inquiry

  • Candidate completes the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
  • Candidate receives an automated email prompting them to “opt-in” to receive future communications from Tim Hortons®.
  • Minimum financial requirements:
    • Net worth - $500,000
    • Unencumbered funds - $100,000

2. Discovery Call and Background Screening

  • Once Pre-Qualification Questionnaire is complete and if the candidate meets initial requirements, the franchising team will contact the candidate for a Discovery call
  • Qualified candidates will be invited to complete credit and criminal checks, an Asset Verification letter and sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

3. Operations Interviews

  • Two or more interviews are scheduled with Operations Representatives
  • Candidates prepare and complete a business case presentation

4. Restaurant Experience Days

  • Candidate participates in 2 experience days at a Tim Hortons® restaurant (registration fee required).

5. Senior Leadership Team Interview

  • Candidate interviews with a member of the Senior Leadership (Head of Operations or President of Tim Hortons® Canada)

6. Final Approval and Training

  • Candidates who complete all steps successfully, will considered for future franchising opportunities
  • Prior to operating a restaurant, applicants are required to complete 3-5 weeks of Tim Hortons® training