Top 100 national and/or global companies operating in B.C. in 2016

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

Published on October 18, 2016. Sources: Interviews with firms below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond to information requests by deadline or were unable to break down numbers regionally.

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Rank '16FootnotesCompanySenior executive(s)Primary businessKey geographic areas the business operates in:Year foundedWorldwide staff '15Worldwide staff '16No. of B.C. staff '15No. of B.C. staff '16
1 BC staff 2015: As of December 31, 2014; B.C. headcount 2014: As of December 31, 2013 Jim Pattison Group
1067 Cordova St W Suite 1800
Vancouver, BC V6C 1C7
Phone: 604-688-6764
Jim Pattison (managing director, CEO and chair) Diversified North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Middle East 1961 39,000 41,000 15,943 17,218
2 BC staff 2016: Approximate; provincial breakdowns not available; BC staff 2015: Approximate; provincial breakdowns not available; B.C. headcount 2014: Approximate; provincial breakdowns not available; Cdn staff 2016: 2015 figure; Global staff 2016: 2015 figure McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd
4400 Still Creek Dr
Burnaby, BC V5C 6C6
Phone: 604-294-2181
John Betts (president and CEO) Franchisor and operator of quick-service restaurants Worldwide (119 countries) 1967 1,700,000 1,700,000 10,000 10,000
3 B.C. headcount 2014: BIV estimate; Global staff 2016: Includes all Walmart employees worldwide; Global staff 2015: Includes all Walmart employees worldwide; Worldwide 2014: Includes all Walmart employees worldwide; Revenue 2014: For entire corporation, not only Canada Walmart Canada Corp
1940 Argentia Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 1P9
Phone: 1-800-328-0402
Lee Tappenden (president and CEO) Mass merchandise department store Canada 1994 2,200,000 2,300,000 9,092 9,215
4 Telus Corp
510 Georgia St W 23rd floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3
Phone: 604-697-8044
Darren Entwistle (president and CEO); Doug French (EVP and CFO) Communications products and services All provinces in Canada 1990 41,000 47,000 8,489 8,250
5 BC staff 2016: 2015 figure; Global staff 2016: 2015 figure Northland Properties Corp
1755 Broadway W Suite 310
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5
Phone: 604-730-6610
Robert Gaglardi (chair); Tom Gaglardi (president) Hotels, real estate, restaurants B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario 1963 14,000 14,000 7,000 7,000

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