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50 Largest Employers

Rank Company (Year End) Head Office Number of Employees Revenue per Employee Profit per Employee
1 Loblaw Companies (De02) Toronto,ON 122,000 189,336 5,967
2 Onex Corp. (De02) Toronto,ON 98,000 233,653 -1,480
3 Bombardier Inc. (Ja03) Montreal,QC 80,000 297,486 -7,690
4 Magna International (De02)1 Aurora,ON 70,800 184,237 7,825
5 Hudson's Bay Co. (Ja03) Toronto,ON 70,678 104,569 1,577
6 BCE Inc. (De02) Montreal,QC 66,266 298,932 37,349
7 Royal Bank of Canada (Oc02) Toronto,ON 59,770 388,723 46,210
8 Bell Canada (De02) Montreal,QC 54,258 289,082 27,719
9 Alcan Inc. (De02)1 Montreal,QC 48,100 260,977 7,775
10 Canadian Tire Corp. (De02) Toronto,ON 45,000 132,100 4,498
11 Bank of Nova Scotia (Oc02) Toronto,ON 44,633 410,235 40,262
12 Thomson Corp. (De02)1 Toronto,ON 44,000 176,545 13,977
13 Toronto-Dominion Bank (Oc02) Toronto,ON 42,817 389,565 -1,775
14 Cdn. Imp. Bank of Commerce (Oc02) Toronto,ON 42,552 400,804 15,346
15 Air Canada (De02) Dorval,QC 40,238 245,291 -10,637
16 Celestica Inc. (De02)1 Toronto,ON 40,000 207,220 -11,130
17 Quebecor World (De02)1 Montreal,QC 39,000 160,051 7,162
18 Cara Operations (Ma02) Mississauga,ON 38,000 27,407 938
19 Extendicare Inc. (De02) Markham,ON 37,600 46,693 504
20 Nortel Networks Corp. (De02)1 Brampton,ON 36,000 295,028 -98,194
21 Bank of Montreal (Oc02) Toronto,ON 33,912 385,085 41,785
22 Sobeys Inc. (My02) Stellarton,NS 33,000 294,924 6,382
23 Shoppers Drug Mart (De02) North York,ON 31,950 126,135 6,528
24 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (De02)1 Toronto,ON 30,000 21,460 3,083
25 Four Seasons Hotels (De02) Toronto,ON 27,720 11,272 766
26 Metro Inc. (Se02) Montreal,QC 27,000 190,622 5,322
27 Westfair Foods (De02) Calgary,AB 26,600 248,561 8,118
28 Telus Corp. (De02) Vancouver,BC 25,752 273,148 -8,893
29 Canadian National Railway Co. (De02) Montreal,QC 23,190 266,192 24,623
30 Intier Automotive (De02)1 Newmarket,ON 22,500 172,049 2,160
31 CGI Group (Se02) Montreal,QC 21,000 103,450 6,467
32 Intrawest Corp. (Ju02)1 Vancouver,BC 20,600 47,863 2,839
33 Jean Coutu Group (PJC) (My02) Longueuil,QC 20,313 176,546 6,886
34 Retirement Residences R.E.I.T. (De02)4 Toronto,ON 20,000 32,193 2,104
35 Power Corp. (De02) Montreal,QC 19,000 1,000,579 33,947
36 Telus Communications (De02) Burnaby,BC 18,805 326,956 -3,637
37 Maple Leaf Foods (De02) Toronto,ON 18,000 282,480 4,705
38 National Bank of Canada (Oc02) Montreal,QC 17,285 241,539 24,819
39 Alimentation Couche-Tard (Ap02) Laval,QC 17,200 142,090 2,852
40 Abitibi-Consolidated (De02) Montreal,QC 16,500 314,606 15,697
41 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (De02) Calgary,AB 16,116 229,126 30,777
42 Rona Inc. (De02)3 Boucherville,QC 16,000 145,757 2,695
43 SNC-Lavalin Group (De02) Montreal,QC 15,000 229,515 13,502
44 Sun Life Financial Services (De02) Toronto,ON 14,905 1,549,883 66,957
45 Cascades Inc. (De02) Kingsey Falls,QC 14,100 239,362 11,986
46 Decoma International (De02)1, 5 Concord,ON 14,000 147,222 6,645
47 Great-West Lifeco (De02) Winnipeg, MB 13,900 1,196,547 69,209
48 Rogers Communications (De02) Toronto,ON 13,500 320,855 23,113
49 Manulife Financial (De02) Toronto,ON 13,000 1,271,692 106,000
50 Domtar Inc. (De02) Montreal,QC 12,000 457,500 11,750

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Footnotes

  1. Figures are reported in U.S. Dollars.
  2. Figures are reported in U.K. Pounds and converted to Canadian Dollars.
  3. Figures have been annualized in the latest year.
  4. Figures have been annualized in previous year.
  5. Figures have been annualized in previous 3 through 5 years.
  6. Foreign Currencies are converted into Canadian dollars at the relevant period end for balance sheet items and the average for the relevant period for earnings items.
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Figures for fiscal periods other than 12 months are annualized for rankings and calculating returns. Foreign currencies are converted into Canadian dollars at the end of the relevant period for balance sheet items and at the average exchange rate for the relevant period for earnings items.