Top 100 national and/or global companies operating in B.C. in 2015

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2015

Published October 20, 2015. Sources: Interviews with companies below and BIV research. Other companies may have ranked but did not respond by deadline or were unable to break down numbers regionally.

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Rank '15FootnotesCompanyPrimary businessLocation of operationsSenior executive(s)Year foundedWorldwide staff '15B.C. staff '14B.C. staff '15
1 BC staff 2015: As of December 31, 2014; BC staff 2014: As of December 31, 2013 Jim Pattison Group
1067 Cordova St W Suite 1800
Vancouver BC V6C 1C7
Phone: 604-688-6764
Fax: 604-694-6917
Diversified North America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Middle East Jim Pattison (managing director, CEO and chair) 1961 39,000 15,287 15,943
2 Locations company-wide: 80% are franchised; BC staff 2015: Approximate; provincial breakdowns not available; BC staff 2014: Approximate; provincial breakdowns not available McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd
4400 Still Creek Dr
Burnaby BC V5C 6C6
Phone: 604-294-2181
Fax: 604-293-4870
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 1,700,000 10,000 10,000
3 BC staff 2014: BIV estimate; Revenue 2014: For entire corporation, not only Canada Walmart Canada Corp
1940 Argentia Rd
Mississauga ON L5N 1P9
Phone: 1-800-328-0402
Mass merchandise department store Canada Dirk Van den Berghe (president and CEO) 1994 2,200,000 10,000 9,092
4 Telus Corp
555 Robson St
Vancouver BC V6B 3K9
Phone: 604-697-8044
Fax: 604-432-9681
Communications products and services All provinces in Canada Darren Entwistle (president and CEO); John Gossling (EVP and CFO) 1990 41,000 8,400 8,489
5 Northland Properties Corp
1755 Broadway W Suite 310
Vancouver BC V6J 4S5
Phone: 604-730-6610
Fax: 604-730-4645
Hotels, real estate, restaurants B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario Robert Gaglardi (chair); Tom Gaglardi (president) 1963 14,000 6,500 7,000

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