Biggest telecommunications firms in B.C. in 2016

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2016

Published on March 8, 2016. Online version updated April 11, 2016 (updated staff numbers for Bell) and May 11, 2016 (removed Ericsson Canada, previously at #6). 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 '16FootnotesCompanyMajority owner(s)Top local executive(s)Products or servicesYear foundedNo. of B.C. staff '15No. of B.C. staff '16
1 Telus Corp
555 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3K9

Phone: 604-697-8044
Fax: 604-432-9681
TSX:T; NYSE:TU Darren Entwistle (president and CEO); John Gossling (EVP and CFO) Communications products and services 1990 8,489 8,250
2 Total B.C. employees (headcount) 2016: BIV estimate; No. BC staff 2015: BIV estimate; Total B.C. employees 2015: BIV estimate; No. staff worldwide 2016: As of August 31, 2015; No. staff worldwide 2015: As of August 31, 2014 Shaw Communications Inc
1067 Cordova St W
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T5

Phone: 888-472-2222
TSX, NYSE:SJR J.R. Shaw (executive chair); Bradley Shaw (CEO) Diversified communications company 1966 5,000 5,040
3 Total B.C. employees (headcount) 2016: As of December 31 of previous year; No. BC staff 2015: As of December 31, 2013; No. Staff worldwide 2016: As of December 31 of previous year; No. staff worldwide 2015: As of December 31, 2013 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 2,600 2,000
4 Total B.C. employees (headcount) 2016: BIV estimate Rogers Communications
4710 Kingsway Suite 1600
Burnaby, BC V5H 4W4

Phone: 604-214-2161
Fax: 604-431-1414
TSX:RCI.A, RCI.B; NYSE:RCI Guy Laurence (CEO) Telecommunications and media company 1960 1,600 1,390
5 Total B.C. employees (headcount) 2016: 2015 figure Glentel Inc
8501 Commerce Crt
Burnaby, BC V5A 4N3

Phone: 604-415-6500
Fax: 604-415-6565
Bell and Rogers Thomas Skidmore (chair, president and CEO); Jas Boparai (executive VP and CFO) Telecommunications services and mobile solutions 1963 540 540

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