Top 100 national and/or global companies operating in B.C. in 2014

Ranked by number of B.C. employees in 2014

Published October 21, 2014. 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 '14FootnotesCompanyPrimary businessKey geographic areasSenior executive(s)Year foundedNo. of employees worldwide 2013No. of employees worldwide 2014No. of B.C. staff 2013No. of B.C. staff 2014
1 Jim Pattison Group
1067 Cordova St W Suite 1800
Vancouver, BC V6C 1C7
Phone: 604-688-6764
Diversified North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Middle East Jim Pattison (managing director, CEO and chair) 1961 35,000 36,000 15,706 15,287
2 BC staff 2014: BIV estimate; BC staff 2013: BIV estimate; Global staff 2014: BIV estimate; Global staff 2013: 2011 figure Real Canadian Superstore
3225 12th St NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7S9
Phone: 866-596-7277
Supermarket Canada NP 1979 136,000 135,000 10,000 15,000
3 BC staff 2013: BIV estimate McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd
4400 Still Creek Dr
Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6
Phone: 604-294-2181
McDonald's Canada and its Canadian franchisees serve more than 2.5 million people in over 1,400 restaurants every day from coast to coast Worldwide (119 countries) John Betts (president and CEO) 1967 1,900,000 15,500 10,000
4 BC staff 2014: Includes franchise staff; BC staff 2013: Includes franchise staff; Global staff 2014: Includes franchise staff; Global staff 2013: Includes franchise staff Tim Hortons Inc
26585 Gloucester Way
Langley, BC V4W 3S8
Phone: 604-857-6301
Quick-service restaurants Canada, U.S. Doug Anthony (vice-president, Western Canada) 1978 96,000 96,000 10,000 10,000
5 Walmart Canada Corp
1940 Argentia Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 1P9
Phone: 905-821-2111
Mass merchandise department store Canada Shelley Broader (president and CEO) 1994 2,200,000 2,200,000 10,000 10,000

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