Biggest Crown corporations in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by revenue reported in most recently completed fiscal year

Published September 26, 2017. Sources: Interviews with corporations below and BIV research. Most provincial Crown corporations have a fiscal year-end of March 31. Exceptions on this list are BC Assessment (December 31) and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, which changed to a March 31 fiscal year-end after the end of December 31, 2015; figures under the 2017 and 2016 columns have been footnoted accordingly.

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Rank '17FootnotesCompanyTop executive(s)Type of businessB.C. headcount '16B.C. headcount '17Total revenues '16Total revenues '17
1 B.C. headcount 2016: 2015 figure; Total revenues 2017: Reflects a 15-month fiscal period; ICBC changed to a March 31 fiscal year-end after the end of the December 31, 2015, calendar year; Total revenues 2016: 2015 figure; fiscal year-end of December 31, 2015 Insurance Corp of BC (ICBC)
151 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3H9
Phone: 604-661-2800
Mark Blucher (president and CEO) Auto insurance 4,723 4,840 $4,542,441,000 $6,181,025,000
2 B.C. headcount 2017: BIV estimate; B.C. headcount 2016: From Vancouver Sun/Mediacorp Canada Inc's list of B.C.'s top employers BC Hydro
333 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5R3
Phone: 604-224-9376
Chris O'Riley (president) Generates, purchases, distributes and sells electricity 5,128 5,000 $5,657,000,000 $5,874,000,000
3 B.C. headcount 2016: 2015 figure BC Liquor Distribution Branch
2625 Rupert St
Vancouver, BC V5M 3T5
Phone: 604-252-3000
R. Blain Lawson (general manager and CEO) Responsible for the beverage alcohol industry in British Columbia 3,600 $3,157,039,000 $3,331,500,000
4 BC Lottery Corp (BCLC)
74 Seymour St W
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E2
Phone: 250-828-5500
Jim Lightbody (president and CEO) Conducts and manages gambling, including lottery, casino, bingo and online gambling services, in a socially responsible manner for the benefit of British Columbians 900 920 $3,101,782,000 $3,143,877,000
5 BC Housing
4555 Kingsway Suite 1701
Burnaby, BC V5H 4V8
Phone: 604-433-1711
Shayne Ramsay (CEO) Development, management and administration of subsidized housing $636,375,000 $1,342,874,000

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