Biggest telecommunication firms in B.C. in 2017

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2017

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.

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Rank '17FootnotesCompanyMajority owner(s)Top local executive(s)Products or servicesYear foundedNo. of B.C. staff '16No. 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
Phone: 604-697-8044
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
Phone: 888-472-2222
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
Phone: 604-678-7500
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
Phone: 604-214-2161
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
Phone: 604-415-6500
Bell and Rogers Ravi Nookala (president and CEO) Telecommunications services and mobile solutions 1963 540 500

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