Top 100 tech companies in B.C. in 2016

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

Published on May 10, 2016. Updated May 11, 2016 (removed Ericsson Canada, previously at #36). 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 '16FootnotesCompanyTop executive(s)Products/servicesHead office locationYear foundedTotal staff in B.C. '15Total staff in B.C. '16
1 Telus Corp
555 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3K9
Phone: 604-697-8044
Darren Entwistle (president and CEO); John Gossling (EVP and CFO) Communications products and services Vancouver 1990 8,489 8,250
2 B.C. headcount 2016: BIV estimate; B.C. headcount 2015: BIV estimate; No. staff worldwide 2016: As of August 31, 2015; Worldwide staff 2015: As of August 31, 2014 Shaw Communications Inc
1067 Cordova St W
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T5
Phone: 888-472-2222
J.R. Shaw (executive chair); Bradley Shaw (CEO) Diversified communications company Calgary 1966 5,000 5,040
3 B.C. headcount 2016: As of December 31 of previous year; B.C. headcount 2015: As of December 31, 2013; B.C. headcount 2014: As of December 31 of previous year; No. staff worldwide 2016: As of December 31 of previous year; Worldwide staff 2015: As of December 31 of previous year; Worldwide 2014: As of December 31 of previous year Bell Canada
2925 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X6
Phone: 604-678-7500
George Cope (president and CEO, BCE and Bell Canada) Communications products and services Montreal 1880 2,600 2,000
4 LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
3680 Gilmore Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 4V8
Phone: 604-431-5005
Sue Paish (president and CEO) Laboratory testing services Toronto 1969 2,000 2,000
5 B.C. headcount 2016: BIV estimate Rogers Communications
4710 Kingsway Suite 1600
Burnaby, BC V5H 4W4
Phone: 604-214-2161
Guy Laurence (CEO) Telecommunications and media company Toronto 1960 1,600 1,390

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