lists: Top 100 national and global companies operating in B.C. in 2012

Top 100 national and global companies operating in B.C. in 2012

RANKED BY | Number of B.C. employees in 2012
Rank '12CompanyPrimary businessLocation of operationsYear foundedNo. of employees
'12/'11
No. B.C. staff '12/'11
1Jim Pattison Group
www.jimpattison.com
DiversifiedNorth America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Middle East196134,000
33,000
15,943
16,553
2McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd
www.mcdonalds.ca
Quick-service restaurantsWorldwide1967420,0001
420,000
15,5002
NP
3Canada Safeway Limited
www.safeway.ca
SupermarketU.S. and Canada1929178,0001
178,000
12,0002
12,0002
4Real Canadian Superstore
www.superstore.ca
SupermarketCanada1979136,0001
136,000
10,0002
10,0002
4Tim Hortons
www.timhortons.com
Quick-service restaurantsCanada, U.S.1978NP
NP
10,0003
NP
6Wal-Mart Canada Corp
www.walmart.ca
Mass merchandise department storeAcross Canada199490,0004
85,0004
9,500
9,300
7Telus Corp
www.telus.com
Communications products and servicesAll provinces in Canada199840,700
40,700
8,100
8,100
8Canada Post Corp
www.canadapost.ca
One- to four-day delivery of letters and parcelsCanada1981NP
NP
6,7831
6,783
9RBC Royal Bank of Canada
www.rbc.com
Financial servicesCanada, U.S., U.K., Asia1864NP
NP
6,7255
6,725
10Teck
www.teck.com
Copper, coal, zinc and energyCanada, U.S., Peru, Chile2001611,5001
11,500
6,7001
6,700
11Air Canada7
www.aircanada.com
Canadian U.S. and international destinationsWorldwide193723,608
23,253
6,0002
6,0002
11London Drugs Ltd
www.londondrugs.com
Retail drugs and mass merchandiserB.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba19457,000
7,000
6,000
6,000
13Northland Properties Corporation
www.northland.ca
Hotels, real estate, restaurantsB.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario196311,650
10,200
5,850
5,400
14A&W Food Services of Canada Inc
www.aw.ca
Quick-service restaurantsAcross Canada195620,200
19,800
4,967
4,961
15TD Bank Group
www.td.com
Financial servicesCanada, U.S., Caribbean, Ireland185587,494
85,180
4,550
4,511
16Best Buy Canada Ltd
www.bestbuycanadaltd.ca
Consumer electronics retailer and e-tailer (home office, home theatre, entertainment and appliances)All provinces in Canada198219,9448
19,9448
4,0421
4,042
17Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
www.cibc.com
Full range of financial servicesCanada, U.S., Caribbean, U.K. Japan, Australia1867NP
NP
4,0002
4,0679
17Starbucks Coffee Canada
www.starbucks.ca
RestaurantWorldwide1987137,0001
137,000
4,0002
4,0002
17The Home Depot Canada
www.homedepot.ca
Home improvement supply retailerU.S., Canada, Mexico, China1978331,0001
331,000
4,0002
4,0002
20Shato Holdings Ltd
NP
Restaurant operations, food processing and real estateNorth America19693,9001
3,900
3,8751
3,875
21Canfor Corp
www.canfor.com
Forest productsB.C., Alberta, Quebec, North and South Carolina19384,659
4,690
3,797
3,685
22Costco Wholesale Corp
www.costco.com
Worldwide wholesale club operatorWorldwide1983NP
NP
3,5002
NP
23HSBC Bank Canada
www.hsbc.ca
Banking and financial servicesCanada19816,00010
8,35910
3,400
3,980
24Canadian Tire Corp
www.canadiantire.ca
Range of automotive, sports, lawn and garden, hardware, houseware and home productsCanada192256,9001
56,900
3,2002
3,2002
24Great Canadian Gaming Corp
www.gcgaming.com
Gaming and entertainment and hospitalityB.C., Ontario, Nova Scotia, Washington State19824,6001
4,6001
3,2001
3,2001
26West Fraser Timber Co Ltd
www.westfraser.com
Forest productsB.C., Alberta, southeastern U.S.19557,071
6,854
3,103
3,125
27Winners HomeSense
www.winners.ca
Discount retailerU.S., Canada and Europe1982168,0001
168,000
3,0002
2,800
28Scotiabank
www.scotiabank.com
Financial servicesNorth America, Caribbean, South America, Asia183281,281
NP
2,882
3,076
29Hudson's Bay Company
www.hbc.com
Department store concentrating on apparel, accessories and soft home categoriesAcross Canada1670NP
NP
2,7002
2,7002
30BMO Financial Group
www.bmo.com
Financial servicesCanada and United States188746,000
NP
2,600
2,500
31Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd
www.gatewaycasinos.com
GamingB.C., Alberta19923,000
2,892
2,500
2,418
32T & T Supermarket11
www.tnt-supermarket.com
Retail supermarket, ethnic specialty foods and Asian gourmetB.C., Alberta, Ontario19934,500
4,380
2,300
1,976
32Tolko Industries Ltd
www.tolko.com
Manufacturing and marketing of specialty forest productsB.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba19563,100
3,100
2,3001
2,300
34Ledcor Group of Companies
www.ledcor.com
Diversified construction companyB.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Northwest Territories, California, Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada and Texas19477,497
5,642
2,268
2,043
35Rogers Communications Partnership
www.rogers.com
Communications and media companyCanada1983NP
29,332
1,988
2,118
36Paladin Security
www.paladinsecurity.com
Guard services, home alarm installation, monitoring, mobile patrol, K9 patrol, emergency preparedness, corporate security training, remote video monitoringB.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia19765,635
5,175
1,825
1,875
37Accenture
www.accenture.ca
Global management consulting, technology services and outsourcingWorldwide1989246,000
204,000
1,700
1,700
38Kal Tire
www.kaltire.com
Tire and mechanical sales and serviceCanada19535,100
4,500
1,600
NP
39Black Press Ltd
www.bcnewsgroup.com
Newspaper printing and publishingB.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii19693,300
2,786
1,582
1,582
40Catalyst Paper Corp
www.catalystpaper.com
Paper and pulp manufacturingBritish Columbia, Canada Arizona, U.S.20011,835
1,877
1,556
1,564
41Coast Hotels & Resorts
www.coasthotels.com
Hotel ownership, management and franchisingB.C., Alberta, Northwest Territories19722,500
2,500
1,500
NP
41Pharmasave Drugs (Pacific) Ltd
www.pharmasave.com
Retail drug store chainPharmasave network across Canada1981NP
NP
1,500
1,500
41Staples Business Depot
www.staples.ca
Office supplies retailerU.S., Canada, Europe, China, Argentia, Australia199187,7821
87,782
1,5002
1,5002
44Finning International Inc
www.finning.com
Distributor of heavy equipmentCanada, U.K., Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay193315,110
13,592
1,470
NP
45Walter Energy12
www.walterenergy.com
Coal miningCanada (northeast B.C.), U.K., U.S.NP4,118
NP
1,418
NP
46Glacier Media Inc13
www.glaciermedia.ca
Information communicationsB.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec20003,006
NP
1,280
NP
47Electronic Arts
www.ea.com
Interactive entertainment softwareBurnaby, Montreal, Edmonton, Kitchener/Waterloo19828,200
8,00014
1,200
1,200
48Charlwood Pacific Group
www.charlwoodpacificgroup.com
International franchisor of recognized brands in real estate, mortgage brokerage, property management and business travel.More than 60 countries197216,00015
NP
1,05015
NP
48Lululemon Athletica Inc
www.lululemon.com
Yoga-inspired athletic apparel companyCanada, U.S.19984,700
5,807
1,050
9802
50Bell Canada
www.bell.ca
Communications products and servicesCanada188055,250
50,200
1,000
1,000
51New Gold Inc
www.newgold.com
Gold miningU.S., Mexico, Australia, Canada, Chile19802,105
1,420
978
415
52International Forest Products Ltd
www.interfor.com
Forest productsB.C., Washington, Oregon19631,430
1,430
940
940
53Imperial Parking Corp (Impark)16
www.impark.com
Parking managementThirty-four cities across Canada and the U.S.19624,012
4,000
928
928
54IBM Canada
www.ibm.com/ca
Business consulting, technology services, software and hardware productsWorldwide1921433,362
426,751
9002
9002
54UPS Canada
www.ups.ca
Guaranteed time-definite and day-definite delivery based on your shipment's destination220 countries and territories across the globe1975398,000
NP
900
NP
56MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd
www.mdacorporation.com
Advanced information solutionsCanada, U.S., U.K., India, Australia19692,300
2,200
763
795
57Indigo Books & Music Inc
www.chapters.indigo.ca
Book retailerCanada1995NP
NP
7501
750
58McKesson Medical Imaging
www.mckesson.com
Digital image management, hospital systemsCanada1988760
NP
730
700
59Corix Group of Companies
www.corix.com
Products and utility solutions for sustainable infrastructure in the water, wastewater and energy sectorsB.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Alaska, Wisconsin, California, Oklahoma, Texas20061,995
2,000
693
420
60Purdy's Chocolates
www.purdys.com
Chocolates, nuts, ice cream and seasonal giftsB.C., Alberta, Ontario1907896
896
6631
663
61Canaccord Financial Inc
www.canaccordfinancial.com
Independent, full-service financial services firm focused on wealth management and global capital marketsCanada, U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia19502,368
1,684
6561
656
62Super Save Group of Companies
www.supersave.ca
Gas and propane retailing, waste recycling and shredding services, propane distribution, fence and portable toilet rentalsYukon, B.C., Alberta, Ontario, Quebec1977NP
1,540
651
680
63Mountain Equipment Co-op
www.mec.ca
Manufacturer and retailer of outdoor clothing and equipmentB.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia19711,4381
1,438
6331
633
64Kelowna Flightcraft Group of Companies
www.flightcraft.ca
Aircraft cargo, heavy maintenance and aircraft modifications, repair and overhaul, avionics, pilot flight training, leasingCanada, U.S.1970955
940
601
623
65Canadian Western Bank
www.cwbankgroup.com
Financial servicesWestern Canada19841,9001
1,900
6001
600
65Premium Brands Holdings Corp17
www.premiumbrandsholdings.com
Specialty food manufacturing and differentiated food distributionWestern Canada, Washington state19172,700
2,800
6001
600
65Versacold International Corp
www.versacold.com
Public refrigerated warehousing and transportationCanada19462,500
2,500
600
675
68Ausenco
www.ausenco.com
Engineering and constructionNorth America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia19593,000
NP
540
NP
69Inland Group
www.inland-group.com
North American truck and heavy equipment dealerCanada, U.S.19498631
863
5171
517
70PMC-Sierra
www.pmc-sierra.com
Semiconductor innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store digital contentNorth America, Europe, Asia19921,564
1,550
4881
488
71Flight Centre (Canada)18
www.flightcentre.ca
Travel agencyCanada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., U.S., South Africa19951,37019
1,15519
485
467
72Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc
www.amica.ca
Design, development, marketing, management and ownership of seniors' housingB.C., Ontario19961,436
1,300
472
452
73Central 1 Credit Union
www.central1.com
Wholesale financial services to B.C. and Ontario credit unionsB.C. and Ontario1944595
471
471
389
74Creation Technologies Inc
www.creationtech.com
Contract electronic manufacturing services providerCanada, U.S., China19912,5001
2,500
470
485
75GLENTEL Inc
www.glentel.com
Independent multi-carrier mobile phone retailer in Canada and a leading provider of innovative and reliable relecommunications services and solutions in North America.Canada, U.S.19632,700
2,600
460
386
76Mercer International
www.mercerint.com
Pulp manufacturing company with production facilities in Europe and North AmericaGermany, B.C.19681,4951
1,495
4561
456
77CIBT Education Group Inc
www.cibt.net
EducationCanada, U.S., China, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Spain and Jordan1994542
712
436
570
78Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
www.weyerhaeuser.com
Forest productsNorth America, South America, Europe, Asia196511,981
13,931
430
434
79Colliers International
www.collierscanada.com
Commercial real estate servicesCanada189812,500
12,300
427
460
80Sage
www.sagenorthamerica.com
Business management software, solutions and servicesWorldwide198112,600
13,600
410
468
81Raymond James Ltd
www.raymondjames.ca
Full-service investment firmNorth America1929757
733
388
369
82Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc
www.rbauction.com
Auctioneer of industrial equipmentCanada, U.S., Europe, U.A.E., Australia, Mexico, Japan19581,376
1,253
380
363
83WorleyParsons
www.worleyparsons.com
Global provider of technical, project, and operational support services to the resources and energy sectors and complex process industriesWorleyParsons operates in offices across Canada with BC offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Fort St. John, and Kitimat.197140,853
37,114
370
330
84National Bank of Canada
www.nbc.ca
Financial servicesCanada18592020,082
19,431
369
2359
85Absolute Software Corp
www.absolute.com
Firmware-embedded endpoint security and management for computers and ultra-portable devicesNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia1993NP
361
350
353
85General Paint Corp
www.generalpaint.com
Manufacturing and sales of paintCanada with dealers in China, Russia, Poland1911NP
827
350
350
87Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Inc
www.iapacific.com
Insurance and financial servicesCanada1951442
439
340
341
88Sierra Systems21
www.sierrasystems.com
IT and management consulting servicesCanada, U.S.19668841
884
3371
337
89Stemcell Technologies Inc
www.stemcell.com
Cell separation, culture media, antibodies, instruments, education and contract assay servicesVancouver, B.C., Tukwila, WA, Grenoble, France19933991
399
323
323
90Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd
www.dmi.ca
Pulp manufacturingWestern Canada1969600
600
300
300
90Kodak Graphic Communications Group
www.graphics.kodak.com
Technologies, products and services in the graphic communications and document capture industriesWorldwide1892NP
NP
3002
4002
90Microsoft Canada Inc
www.microsoft.com
Sales of computer softwareWorldwide199692,700
NP
3002
3002
931-800-GOT-JUNK?
www.1800gotjunk.com
Removes unwanted junk from homes and businesses. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes the ordinary business of junk removal exceptional through outstanding customer service and a passion for recycling and donating to charityCanada, U.S., Australia19891,500
2,025
255
185
94The Oppenheimer Group
www.oppyproduce.com
International marketer of fresh produceBuenos Aires, Calgary AB, Chicago IL, Costa Rica, Houston TX, Lima, Los Angeles, Miami FL, Newark DE, Nogales AZ, Santiogo Chile, Seattle WA, Tampa FL, Vancouver BC, Visalia CA1858258
258
252
93
95Vision Critical Communications
www.visioncritical.com
Market research softwareCanada, U.S., Europe, Australia2000486
497
250
257
96Chevron Canada Limited - Burnaby Refinery
www.chevron.ca
Petroleum products manufacturingB.C.1935247
NP
247
NP
97Sierra Wireless Inc
www.sierrawireless.com
Hardware, software, connected services for mobile lifestyles, machine-to-machine communicationsCanada, U.S., U.K., Hong Kong, China, Australia, Japan, France, Luxembourg1993900
8809
244
2369
98Teekay Corp
www.teekay.com
Energy shippingNorth and South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia1973NP
6,300
2321
232
99Ainsworth Lumber Co Ltd
www.ainsworthengineered.com
Engineered wood products manufacturingB.C., Alberta, Ontario1952589
588
225
190
100Ericsson Canada Inc
www.ericsson.com
Leading provider of communications technology and servicesWorldwide1876108,000
NP
220
NP



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