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The Royal Bank Plaza in downtown Toronto recently had a retrofit of lighting and air distribution systemsthat cut 31 per cent off annual energy costs. (FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
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The 10 most profitable companies in Canada Add to ...

The companies listed here are the 10 largest publicly traded Canadian corporations, measured by assets. They are ranked according to their after-tax profits in their most recent fiscal year, excluding extraordinary gains or losses. When companies state their results in U.S. dollars, we do the same, but rankings are based on the Canadian dollar equivalents.

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1. Royal Bank of Canada

Profit: $8.331-billion
Last year's rank: #1
Profit change: + 12 per cent
Revenue rank: #1
Revenue: $35.982-billion
Revenue change: + 4 per cent
Market cap: $100.949-billion
Employees: 74,247
Industry: Banks
Location: Ontario
Year-end: October 2013

2. Toronto-Dominion Bank

Profit: $6.662-billion
Last year's rank: #3
Profit change: + 3 per cent
Revenue rank: #9
Revenue: $30.744-billion
Revenue change: + 1 per cent
Market cap: $87.796-billion
Employees: 78,748
Industry: Banks
Location: Ontario
Year-end: October 2013

3. Bank of Nova Scotia

Profit: $6.422-billion
Last year's rank: #2
Profit change: + 3 per cent
Revenue rank: #12
Revenue: $28.799-billion
Revenue change: + 7 per cent
Market cap: $76.612-billion
Employees: 83,874
Industry: Banks
Location: Ontario
Year-end: October 2013

4. Bank of Montreal

Profit: $4.183-billion
Last year's rank: #4
Profit change: + 2 per cent
Revenue rank: #17
Revenue: $20.851-billion
Revenue change: - 1 per cent
Market cap: $46.777-billion
Employees: 45,500
Industry: Banks
Location: Ontario
Year-end: October 2013

5. Suncor Energy

Profit: $3.911-billion
Last year's rank: #7
Profit change: + 43 per cent
Revenue rank: #1
Revenue: $42.439-billion
Revenue change: + 3 per cent
Market cap: $55.052-billion
Employees: 13,946
Industry: Oil
Location: Alberta
Year-end: December 2013

6. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Profit: $3.403-billion
Last year's rank: #6
Profit change: + 2 per cent
Revenue rank: #24
Revenue: $17.139-billion
Revenue change: 0 per cent
Market cap: $35.413-billion
Employees: 43,039
Industry: Banks
Location: Ontario
Year-end: October 2013

7. Manulife Financial

Profit: $3.130-billion
Last year's rank: #17
Profit change: + 73 per cent
Revenue rank: #20
Revenue: $18.897-billion
Revenue change: - 35 per cent
Market cap: $38.734-billion
Employees: 28,609
Industry: Insurance
Location: Ontario
Year-end: December 2013

8. Imperial Oil

Profit: $2.828-billion
Last year's rank: #5
Profit change: - 25 per cent
Revenue rank: #7
Revenue: $32.929-billion
Revenue change: + 6 per cent
Market cap: $39.929-billion
Employees: 5,000
Industry: Oil
Location: Alberta
Year-end: December 2013

9. Canadian National Railway Co.

Profit: $2.612-billion
Last year's rank: #9
Profit change: - 3 per cent
Revenue rank: #35
Revenue: $10.658-billion
Revenue change: + 4 per cent
Market cap: $50.301-billion
Employees: 23,721
Industry: Transport
Location: Quebec
Year-end: December 2013

10. Great-West Lifeco

Profit: $2.408-billion
Last year's rank: 13
Profit change: + 25 per cent
Revenue rank: #14
Revenue: $26.512-billion
Revenue change: - 13 per cent
Market cap: $32.730-billion
Employees: 20,970
Industry: Insurance
Location: Manitoba
Year-end: December 2013

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