Published on February 28, 2017. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline.
|Rank '17||Footnotes||Company||Majority owner(s)||Top local executive(s)||Products or services||Year founded||No. of B.C. staff '16||No. of B.C. staff '17|
|1||Total B.C. headcount 2017: 2016 figure; No. staff worldwide 2017: 2016 figure|| Telus Corp
510 Georgia St W 23rd floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3
|TSX:T; NYSE:TU||Darren Entwistle (president and CEO); Doug French (EVP and CFO)||Communications products and services||1990||8,250||8,250|
|2||Total B.C. headcount 2016: BIV estimate|| Shaw Communications Inc
1067 Cordova St W
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T5
|TSX, NYSE:SJR||Bradley Shaw (CEO); Jay Mehr (president); JR Shaw (executive chair)||Enhanced connectivity provider with consumer, wireless, business network services and business infrastructure divisions||1966||5,040||4,936|
|3||Total B.C. headcount 2017: 2016 figure; Total B.C. headcount 2016: As of December 31 of previous year; No. staff worldwide 2017: 2016 figure; No. staff worldwide 2016: As of December 31 of previous year|| Bell Canada
2925 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X6
|TSX, NYSE:BCE||George Cope (president and CEO, BCE and Bell Canada)||Communications products and services||1880||2,000||2,000|
|4||Total B.C. headcount 2016: BIV estimate|| Rogers Communications
4710 Kingsway Suite 1600
Burnaby, BC V5H 4W4
|TSX:RCI.A, RCI.B; NYSE:RCI||Joseph Natale (CEO)||Telecommunications and media company||1960||1,390||1,389|
|5||Total B.C. headcount 2017: BIV estimate; Total B.C. headcount 2016: 2015 figure|| Glentel Inc
8501 Commerce Crt
Burnaby, BC V5A 4N3
|Bell and Rogers||Ravi Nookala (president and CEO)||Telecommunications services and mobile solutions||1963||540||500|
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