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Subject: The 100 best business in Canada
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dongauviani-ga
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Posted: 18 Apr 2005 19:21 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2005 19:21 PDT
Question ID: 511140
list 100 best business in Canada

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 18 Apr 2005 19:27 PDT

When you say business do you mean the top 100 companies or business sectors?


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 19 Apr 2005 00:30 PDT
I have access to a list of the Top 500 publicly-traded companies in
Canada, sorted by large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap companies.

The first ten (out of 50) large-caps are:

1 Research In Motion Ltd. communications equipment RIM 
2 ATI Technologies Inc. semiconductors ATY   
3 Nortel Networks Corp. communications equipment NT 
4 Falconbridge Ltd. diversified metal/mining  FL   
5 Bombardier Inc. aerospace/defense BBD.B 
6 Noranda Inc. diversified metal/mining  NRD  
7 Nexen Inc. oil & gas exploration/prod. NXY  
8 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. oil & gas exploration/prod. CNQ   
9 Husky Energy Inc. integrated oil & gas HSE  
10 Inco Ltd. diversified metal/mining  N

Similar lists are available for mid and small size companies.

Would access to the full lists for all 500 companies meet your needs?

Let me know, please.


Clarification of Question by dongauviani-ga on 19 Apr 2005 06:23 PDT
i actually need the list of the top 100 companies or business sectors
and if possible?
Thank You
Subject: Re: The 100 best business in Canada
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 19 Apr 2005 09:29 PDT

Thanks for clarifying what you need.

Here is a list of the Top 100 publicly-traded companies on the Toronto
Stock Exchange:

 ConjuChem Inc.
 First Calgary Petroleum
 Peyto Energy Trust
 Royal Bank of Canada
 Cequel Energy Inc.
 EnCana Corp.
 Home Capital Group
 Bank of Nova Scotia
 Great Canadian Gaming
 BCE Inc.
 CGI Group
 First Calgary Petroleum Ltd.
 Sierra Wireless Inc.
 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
 Enterra Energy Trust
 TLC Vision Corp.
 First Quantum Minerals
 Power Financial Corp.
 Tanganyika Oil Co. Ltd.
 TIR Systems Ltd.
 Bank of Montreal
 FNX Mining Co. Inc.
 TIR Systems
 Electrovaya Inc.
 FNX Mining
 Seabridge Gold Inc.
 First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
 Imperial Oil Ltd.
 Zargon Oil & Gas
 CCS Income Trust
 Manulife Financial Corp.
 Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
 International Uranium Corp.
 TransGlobe Energy Corp.
 Telesystem International Wireless Inc.
 Tenke Mining Corp.
 Toronto-Dominion Bank
 Ecopia BioSciences Inc.
 Husky Energy Inc.
 Wheaton River Minerals Ltd.
 America Mineral Fields Inc.
 Home Capital Group Inc.
 Sun Life Financial Inc.
 BlackRock Ventures Inc.
 Power Corp. of Canada
 Cedara Software Corp.
 Great-West Lifeco Inc.
 North American Palladium Ltd.
 George Weston Ltd.
 Ivanhoe Energy Inc.
 Silver Standard Resources Inc.
 CHC Helicopter Corp.
 Thomson Ltd.
 Bioscrypt Inc.
 Great Canadian Gaming Corp.
 Suncor Energy Inc.
 Algoma Steel Inc.
 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc.
 Talisman Energy Inc.
 Extendicare Inc.
 Imperial Metals Corp.
 Loblaw Cos. Ltd.
 Crew Gold Corp.
 Total Energy Services Ltd.
 TransCanada Corp.
 Magna International Inc.
 Transat AT Inc.
 Trican Well Service Ltd.
 International Minerals Corp.
 Shell Canada Ltd.
 Canadian National Railway Co.
 Gammon Lake Resourses Inc.
 Research In Motion Ltd.
 Cott Corp.
 Enbridge Inc.
 Neurochem Inc.
 Newmont Mining Corp. of Canada Ltd.
 Provident Energy Trust
 Corriente Resources Inc.
 Minefinders Corp. Ltd.
 National Bank of Canada
 Gerdau AmeriSteel Corp.
 Nexen Inc.
 Southwestern Resources Corp.
 Investors Group Inc.
 NovaGold Resources Inc.
 Queenstake Resources Ltd.
 Brascan Corp.
 Draxis Health Inc.
 Glamis Gold Ltd.
 CryptoLogic Inc.
 LionOre Mining International Ltd.
 Penn West Petroleum Ltd.
 Advantage Energy Income Fund
 Cardiome Pharma Corp.
 PetroKazakhstan Inc.

I created the list by combining the top performers in each of several
categories:  the most profitable companies in Canada, and the
companies with the highest 1-year, 5-year, or 10-year returns.


The list below is for all major industry sectors in the Canadian
economy -- there are several hundred sectors listed here:

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
Crop production
Animal production
Forestry and logging
Fishing, hunting and trapping
Support activities for agriculture and forestry
Crop and animal production

Mining and oil and gas extraction
Oil and gas extraction
Mining (except oil and gas)
Coal mining
Metal ore mining
Iron ore mining
Gold and silver ore mining
Copper, nickel, lead and zinc ore mining
Other metal ore mining
Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
Stone mining and quarrying
Sand, gravel, clay, and ceramic and refractory minerals mining and quarrying
Other non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
Salt mining
Potash mining
Miscellaneous non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying including asbestos
Support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
Natural gas distribution
Water, sewage and other systems
Natural gas distribution, water and other systems

Residential building construction
Non-residential building construction
Engineering, repair and other construction activities

Food manufacturing
Animal food manufacturing
Grain and oilseed milling
Flour milling and malt manufacturing
Starch and vegetable fat and oil manufacturing
Breakfast cereal manufacturing
Sugar and confectionery product manufacturing
Sugar manufacturing
Confectionery product manufacturing
Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing
Dairy product manufacturing
Meat product manufacturing
Animal (except poultry) slaughtering
Rendering and meat processing from carcasses
Poultry processing
Seafood product preparation and packaging
Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing
Other food manufacturing
Snack food manufacturing
Coffee and tea manufacturing
Other miscellaneous food manufacturing
Miscellaneous food manufacturing
Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing
Beverage manufacturing
Soft drink and ice manufacturing
Tobacco manufacturing
Textile and textile product mills
Textile mills
Fibre, yarn and thread mills
Fabric mills
Textile and fabric finishing and fabric coating
Textile product mills
Textile furnishings mills
Other textile product mills
Clothing manufacturing
Clothing knitting mills
Cut and sew clothing manufacturing
Clothing accessories and other clothing manufacturing
Leather and allied product manufacturing
Footwear manufacturing
Leather and allied products (excluding footwear) manufacturing
Wood product manufacturing
Sawmills and wood preservation
Veneer, plywood and engineered wood product manufacturing
Structural wood product manufacturing
Veneer and plywood mills
Particle board, fibreboard and waferboard mills
Other wood product manufacturing
Wood container and other wood product manufacturing
Paper manufacturing
Pulp, paper and paperboard mills
Pulp mills
Paper mills
Paper (except newsprint) mills
Newsprint mills
Paperboard mills
Converted paper product manufacturing
Paperboard container manufacturing
Paper bag and coated and treated paper manufacturing
Stationery and other converted paper product manufacturing

Printing and related support activities
Support activities for printing

Petroleum and coal products manufacturing
Asphalt paving, roofing and saturated materials manufacturing
Refineries and other petroleum and coal products
Chemical manufacturing
Basic chemical manufacturing
Petrochemical manufacturing
Other basic chemical manufacturing
Resin, synthetic rubber, and artificial and synthetic fibres and
filaments manufacturing
Pesticide, fertilizer and other agricultural chemical manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing
Paint, coating and adhesive manufacturing
Soap, cleaning compound and toilet preparation manufacturing
Soap and cleaning compound manufacturing
Toilet preparation manufacturing
Other chemical product manufacturing
Miscellaneous chemical product manufacturing
Plastics and rubber products manufacturing
Plastic product manufacturing
Unsupported plastic film, sheet and bag manufacturing
Plastic pipe, pipe fitting and unsupported profile shape manufacturing
Laminated plastic, plastic bottle and foam product manufacturing
Other plastic product manufacturing
Motor vehicle plastic parts manufacturing
Miscellaneous plastic product manufacturing
Rubber product manufacturing
Tire manufacturing
Rubber and plastic hose and belting manufacturing
Other rubber product manufacturing
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
Clay product and refractory manufacturing
Glass and glass product manufacturing
Cement and concrete product manufacturing
Cement manufacturing
Ready-mix concrete manufacturing
Concrete product manufacturing
Lime and gypsum product manufacturing
Other non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
Miscellaneous non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
Primary and fabricated metal products manufacturing
Primary metal manufacturing
Iron and steel mills and ferro-alloy manufacturing
Steel product manufacturing from purchased steel
Iron and steel pipes and tubes manufacturing from purchased steel
Rolling and drawing of purchased steel
Alumina and aluminum production and processing
Primary production of alumina and aluminum
Aluminum rolling, drawing, extruding and alloying
Non-ferrous metal (except aluminum) production and processing
Non-ferrous metal (except aluminum) smelting and refining
Non-ferrous (except aluminum) secondary processing
Ferrous metal foundries
Non-ferrous metal foundries
Fabricated metal product manufacturing
Forging and stamping
Cutlery and hand tool manufacturing
Architectural and structural metals manufacturing
Plate work and fabricated structural product manufacturing
Ornamental and architectural metal products manufacturing
Boiler, tank and shipping container manufacturing
Hardware manufacturing
Spring and wire product manufacturing
Machine shops, turned product, and screw, nut and bolt manufacturing
Coating, engraving, heat treating and allied activities
Other fabricated metal product manufacturing
Machinery manufacturing
Agricultural, construction and mining machinery manufacturing
Agricultural implement manufacturing
Construction, mining and oil and gas field machinery manufacturing
Industrial machinery manufacturing
Commercial and service industry machinery manufacturing
Ventilation, heating, air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration
equipment manufacturing
Metalworking machinery manufacturing
Engine, turbine and power transmission equipment manufacturing
Other general-purpose machinery manufacturing
Computer and electronic product manufacturing
Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing
Communications equipment manufacturing
Telephone apparatus manufacturing
Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications
equipment manufacturing
Other communications equipment manufacturing
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing
Audio, video and other instruments manufacturing
Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media
Electronic product manufacturing
Electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing
Electric lighting equipment manufacturing
Household appliance manufacturing
Electrical equipment manufacturing
Other electrical equipment and component manufacturing
Communication and energy wire and cable manufacturing
Battery, wiring devices and miscellaneous electrical equipment manufacturing
Electric equipment and component manufacturing
Transportation equipment manufacturing
Motor vehicle manufacturing
Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing
Motor vehicle gasoline engine and engine parts manufacturing
Motor vehicle electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing
Motor vehicle steering and suspension components (except spring) manufacturing
Motor vehicle brake system manufacturing
Motor vehicle transmission and power train parts manufacturing
Motor vehicle seating and interior trim manufacturing
Motor vehicle metal stamping
Other motor vehicle parts manufacturing
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing
Railroad rolling stock manufacturing
Ship and boat building
Other transportation equipment manufacturing
Furniture and related product manufacturing
Household and institutional furniture and kitchen cabinet manufacturing
Office furniture (including fixtures) manufacturing
Other furniture-related product manufacturing
Miscellaneous manufacturing
Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing
Other miscellaneous manufacturing
Jewellery and silverware manufacturing
Sporting and athletic goods, toy and game manufacturing
Other manufacturing

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing
Air transportation
Rail transportation
Water transportation
Truck transportation
Transit and ground passenger transportation
Urban transit systems
Interurban and rural bus transportation
Miscellaneous transit and ground passenger transportation
Pipeline transportation
Pipeline transportation of natural gas
Crude oil and other pipeline transportation
Scenic and sightseeing transportation and support activities for transportation
Air, rail, water, scenic and sightseeing and other support activities
for transportation
Postal service
Couriers and messengers
Warehousing and storage
Farm product warehousing and storage
All other warehousing and storage
Postal services and couriers and messengers

Information and cultural industries
Publishing industries
Motion picture and sound recording industries
Motion picture and video industries
Motion picture and video exhibition
Motion picture and video production, distribution and post-production
Sound recording industries
Broadcasting and telecommunications
Radio and television broadcasting
Pay tv, specialty tv and program distribution
Information services and data processing services
Information services
Data processing services
Publishing industries, information services and data processing services

Finance and insurance
Monetary authorities and credit intermediation and related activities
Monetary authorities and depository credit intermediation
Local credit unions
Central bank and depository credit intermediation (excluding credit unions)
Non-depository credit intermediation and activities related to credit
Insurance carriers and related activities
Insurance carriers
Agencies, brokerages and other insurance related activities
Securities, commodity contracts and other financial vehicles

Real estate and rental and leasing
Real estate
Lessors of real estate
Owner-occupied dwellings
Other lessors of real estate
Office of real estate agents and brokers and related activities
Rental and leasing services and lessors of non-financial intangible
assets (except copyrighted works)
Automotive equipment rental and leasing
Rental and leasing (except automotive equipment) and lessors of
non-financial intangible assets (except copyrighted works)
Finance and insurance, real estate and renting and leasing and
management of companies and enterprises
Other finance, insurance, real estate and management of companies and enterprises

Professional, scientific and technical services
Architectural, engineering and related services
Computer systems design and related services
Advertising and related services
Legal, accounting, tax preparation and bookkeeping services
Other professional, scientific and technical services
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
Administrative and support services
Waste management and remediation services

Educational services
Educational services (except universities)

Health care and social assistance
Health care services (excluding hospital) and social assistance

Arts, entertainment and recreation
Amusement, gambling and recreation industries
Gambling industries
Amusement and recreation industries
Performing arts, spectator sports and heritage institutions
Accommodation and food services
Accommodation services
Food services and drinking places
Other services (except public administration)

Repair and maintenance

Religious, grant-making, civic, and professional and similar organizations

Personal and laundry services and private households

Public administration
Federal government public administration
Defence services
Federal government public administration (excluding defence)
Provincial and territorial public administration
Local, municipal and regional public administration


I trust these lists will fully meet your needs. 

However, please don't rate this answer until you are fully satisfied
with the information I've presented.  If there's anything else I can
do for you to enhance my answer, just let me know by posting a Request
for Clarification, and I'm at your service.



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Top company lists were created from the business listings maintained
by Canadian Business magazine, and available at:

The industry lists were gleaned from the National Accounts of Canada
available at Statistics Canada:
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