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2011 Rankings of Canada's 350 biggest private companies Add to ...

Companies that do not issue publicly traded shares in Canada are a huge part of the economy. Many are subsidiaries of multinationals or are family-owned. We rank them by revenue, the one significant financial measure they disclose.

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350 Biggest Private Companies

Rank Company and Year-end Industry Revenue ($000) Rtn on Cap % Profit ($000) Assets ($000)
1 Manufacturers Life Insurance(De10) Insurance - Life 37,080,000 0.7 -147,000 413,666,000
2 Suncor Energy Products(De10) Integrated Oils 21,092,000   801,000  
3 Sun Life Assurance of Canada(De10) Insurance - Life 20,018,000   1,580,000 157,462,000
4 Bombardier Aerospace(Ja11) 1 Transportation Equipment & Components 17,712,000 209 17,130,000 23,430,000
5 Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.(De10) 1 Integrated Mines 15,206,000   773,000 38,326,000
6 Bell Canada(De10) Telephone Utilities 15,425,000     33,401,000
7 Sobeys Inc.(My10) Food Stores 15,246,400 13.78 262,800 5,110,500
8 Costco Wholesale Canada(Au10) Department Stores 12,026,668      
9 Canada Life Assurance Co.(De10) Insurance - Life 10,372,000 14.45 1,053,000 92,303,000
10 McKesson Canada(Ma11) 1 Wholesale Distributors 9,784,000      
11 Ford Motor Co. of Canada(De10) 1 Automotive 9,351,000     3,713,000
12 Direct Energy Marketing Ltd.(De10) Gas Utilities 9,480,000 9.13 290,628 5,493,119
13 Novelis Inc.(Ma10) 1,5 Metal Fabricators 8,673,000   405,000 7,762,000
14 Syncrude Canada(De10) Oil and Gas Producers 9,390,000      
15 Honda Canada(Ma11) Automotive 8,646,000     4,974,000
16 London Life Insurance(De10) Insurance - Life 8,494,000 4.1 158,000 63,287,000
17 Ultramar Ltd.(De10) Integrated Oils 8,411,012      
18 Imperial Oil Resources(De10) Oil and Gas Producers 8,144,000   1,764,000 13,852,000
19 IBM Canada(De10) Electrical & Electronic 7,919,000      
20 Jim Pattison Group(De10) Management and Diversified 7,200,000      
21 Weyerhaeuser Co.(De10) 1 Forestry 6,821,000 5.62 1,281,000 13,429,000
22 Rogers Wireless(De10) Telecommunications 6,968,000     8,506,000
23 Home Depot of Canada(Ja11) 5 Specialty Stores 6,560,000      
24 McCain Foods(Ju10) Food Processing 6,500,000      
25 Canada Safeway(Ja11) 1 Food Stores 6,267,600     2,699,400
26 ConocoPhillips Canada Resource(De10) 1 Oil and Gas Producers 5,841,000   2,515,000  
27 RBC Capital Markets(Oc10) Investment Houses 5,887,000   1,647,000 327,500,000
28 Best Buy Canada(Fe10) Specialty Stores 5,551,843      
29 Bell Mobility(De10) Telecommunications 4,934,000     8,107,000
30 Home Hardware Stores(De09) Specialty Stores 4,850,000      

Source: Company survey.
Notes: Revenue, profit and assets are shown in $000s. For ranking purposes, figures from companies that report in foreign currencies have been converted to Canadian dollars and partial-year results have been annualized. Foreign currencies are converted at the end of the relevant fiscal period for balance sheet items and at the average exchange rate for the relevant period for earnings items. Share-price calculations are based on closing share prices on the companies' balance sheet dates.
Footnotes: 1. Company reports in U.S. dollars. 2. Company reports in U.K. pounds. 4. Figures have been annualized in previous year. 5. Figures have been annualized in previous three through five years. 8. Company reports in euros.

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