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Top 300 Private Companies

Rank Company and Year-End Group Revenue $000 Return on
Capital (%)
Profit $000 Assets $000
1General Motors of Canada(De04)auto37,100,000nana na
2Sun Life Assurance of Canada(De04)ins22,104,000 18.281,704,000159,351,000
3DaimlerChrysler Canada(De04)auto19,151,000nana na
4Ford Motor Co. of Canada(De04)auto18,100,000nana na
5Honda Canada(Ma05)auto13,000,000nana4,170,000
6Air Canada(De04)tran8,397,000na-929,000 na
7London Life Insurance(De04)ins7,915,000 20.53 222,00040,455,000
8Costco Wholesale Canada(Au04)rt7,878,386nanana
9Telus Communications(De04)tele7,333,200 12.38 669,10012,221,300
10Intier Automotive(De04)1auto5,480,800 24.48 133,4002,388,400
11Ultramar Ltd.(De04)oils7,113,483nana2,929,650
12McKesson Canada(De04)wh6,676,250nana1,215,994
13Imperial Oil Resources(De04)ogp6,625,000na 1,487,0006,875,000
14Katz Group(Ja05)rt6,500,000nana na
15Canada Life Assurance Co.(De04)ins5,876,0008.14 188,00056,348,000
16McCain Foods(Ju04)fp5,808,620nana4,899,337
17Jim Pattison Group(De04)mgt5,700,000nana3,300,000
18IBM Canada(De04)tech5,500,000nanana
19Canada Safeway(Ja05)1 fd4,359,900nana1,623,900
20Syncrude Canada(De04)ogp4,672,000nana na
21Desjardins Financial(De04)fin4,476,000na 301,00013,750,000
22Great A&P Tea Co. (Canada)(Fe04)1 fd3,256,484na 51,805 765,241
23Zellers Inc.(Ja05)rt4,301,128nana1,765,822
24Moore Wallace(De03)1 pp2,872,79612.86114,1763,220,008
25Tembec Industries(Se04)fr3,934,2008.7275,9003,898,000
26RBC Dominion Securities(Oc04)fin3,751,000na 490,00017,600,000
27TD Mortgage(Oc04)tr3,702,889 10.50 416,25780,177,089
28Decoma International(De04)1auto2,759,000na 28,000 na
29CIBC World Markets(Oc04)fin3,521,000na 684,000 na
30Cargill Ltd.(My04)wh3,500,000nana2,056,733
31Sunoco Inc.(De04)oils3,462,000na 80,0001,321,000
32PCL Construction Group(Oc04)eng3,100,000nana na
33AVIVA Canada(De04)p&c3,082,677 20.74 196,1147,075,514
34Masonite International(De04)1 cp2,199,865 15.17 127,9512,108,485
35Desjardins Fin. Security Life(De04)ins2,835,783 18.92 130,17514,927,739
36Rogers Wireless(De04)tech2,791,464na 159,1095,054,803
37Epcor Utilities(De04)util2,653,100 11.75 198,0004,196,400
38Enbridge Gas Distribution(De04)3util3,309,6009.92 233,4005,435,200
39General Electric Canada(De03)tech2,552,0317.676,8662,191,482
40McDonald's Restaurants of Cda.(De04)os2,537,180nana na
41Devon Canada(De04)1 ogp1,932,000 15.24 400,0009,286,000
42Quebecor Media(De04)br2,467,3006.7488,2006,509,200
43Kruger Inc.(De04)fr2,467,000nana3,046,400
44Bombardier Recreational Products(Ja05)cp2,467,0008.4516,0001,546,800
45GMAC of Canada(De04)fin2,410,8945.55 142,18820,848,619
46Bank of Montreal Mortgage(Oc04)tr2,277,662 17.98 252,24547,197,563
47Toronto Hydro(De04)util2,238,258 12.5997,3472,588,854
48TD Securities(Oc04)fin2,215,000na 607,000 na
49Scotia Capital(Oc04)fin2,210,000na 854,000 na
50Pratt & Whitney Canada(De04)ind2,200,000nana na
51John Deere(Oc03)wh2,135,9199.69 112,6172,444,832
52Siemens Canada(Se04)tech2,105,359nana na
53Mitsui & Co. (Canada)(Ma05)5 wh2,044,429 13.2413,092 166,384
54Ford Credit Canada(De03)fin1,986,8056.2879,53713,836,536
55Rogers Cable(De04)br1,945,6554.65 -90,8093,861,925
56Pfizer Canada(No03)bio1,916,453nana1,518,882
57Bayer Inc.(De03)bio1,900,000nana na
58Bowater Cdn. Forest Products(De04)fr1,865,700na -96,0002,700,500
59Olymel LP(Oc04)fp1,848,000nana 444,259
60Tesma International(De04)1, 5auto1,377,000na 78,000 na
61Gaz Metro Inc.(Se04)util1,786,079 24.8840,8862,507,280
62Johnson Controls (Canada)(Se04)ind1,761,000nana 572,000
63Aliant Telecom(De04)tele1,741,817 12.27 133,1442,581,065
64James Richardson & Sons(De04)wh1,721,506nana na
65Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.(De04)p&c1,718,614 22.62 190,7203,536,588
66Lear Canada(De04)1auto1,317,800nana65,500
67Consumers' Co-op Refineries(Oc04)ogp1,686,154na 231,245 na
68Economical Mutual Insurance(De04)p&c1,673,965 31.48 161,8493,294,061
69Mazda Canada(Ma05)wh1,670,000nan372,000
70Canpotex Ltd.(De04)wh1,600,000nana na
71Imperial Tobacco Canada(De04)cp1,593,000 14.37 424,0009,733,000
72DaimlerChrysler Services Cda.(De04)fin1,568,000nana na
73Unilever Canada(De04)cp1,556,388 24.61 100,470 834,038
74Superior Plus(De04)wh1,552,800 15.89 -10,7001,267,900
75Meloche Monnex(Oc04)p&c1,503,826 21.5945,5873,304,818
76Medavie Blue Cross(De04)ins1,498,017 12.5313,698 251,459
77Desjardins General Insur. Grp.(De04)p&c1,464,000 47.61 127,0002,449,000
78Intl. Truck & Engine Cda.(Oc03)ind1,448,773nana 324,167
79Bell Globemedia(De04)br1,420,000nana na
80GlaxoSmithKline(De04)bio1,376,823nana1,271,444
81Roins Financial Services(De04)p&c1,349,628 16.59 120,9224,478,930
82Microsoft Canada(Ju03)tech1,338,000nana na
83Apache Canada(De04)1 ogp1,014,097nana3,633,469
84Lloyd's Underwriters (Canada)(De04)p&c1,312,720 59.87 394,3772,721,188
85Terasen Gas(De04)util1,305,2008.8870,8002,747,200
86AXA Canada(De04)p&c1,299,101 20.1084,3792,914,158
87Mercedes-Benz Canada(De04)wh1,286,766nana na
88Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada(De04)p&c1,286,699 18.0187,3043,443,807
89Norampac Inc.(De04)pp1,275,8369.5759,6871,488,147
90Mittal Canada(De04)st1,274,31529.74236,6431,318,434
91TDL Group(Ja05)1 os 995,638nana1,111,653
92Uniprix Group(De04)rt1,250,094na 13,201 338,350
93Cascades Boxboard Group(De04)pp1,231,000nana 997,000
943M Canada(De04)cp1,200,000nana 500,000
95Schneider Corp.(Ap03)1, 5 fp 769,900nana 282,200
96ENMAX Corp.(De04)util1,178,000 15.62 147,3001,713,600
97Murphy Oil Co.(De04)ogp1,161,890 55.75 584,2411,943,052
98Dominion of Canada Gen. Ins.(De04)p&c1,161,461 25.6383,6912,244,990
99Purolator Courier(De04)os1,156,000na 30,000 423,000
100BMO Nesbitt Burns(Oc03)fin1,148,7467.46 181,70626,959,954
101AstraZeneca Canada(De04)1 bio 876,000nana na
102Cara Operations(Ma03)os1,139,861 13.6447,058 839,841
103Sony of Canada(Ma05)wh1,132,000nana na
104Cdn. Tire Petroleum(Ja05)rt1,105,900nana 509,800
105BASF Canada(De04)chem1,101,972na 24,520 445,340
106UAP Inc.(De04)1 wh 845,563nana65,649
107Univar Canada(De04)wh1,082,000nana 393,000
108NAV Canada(Au04)tran1,081,6525.26 na3,226,009
109CitiGroup Finance Canada(De04)fin1,037,8487.30 166,4867,739,765
110SSQ, Financial Group(De04)ins1,031,029 15.6521,1752,594,351
111National Bank Financial(Se04)fin 990,237nana17,540,428
112EllisDon Inc.(Fe04)eng 963,222nana 319,913
113Pharmasave Drugs (National)(De04)rt 928,437nana na
114Ledcor Group of Companies(Au04)eng 925,000nana na
115Canadian Forest Products(De03)fr 903,064 17.8559,176 768,571
116Rogers Media(De04)pb 902,594na 48,1801,062,435
117Tolko Industries(De03)fr 899,000nana na
118TransAlta Utilities(De04)util 896,300 11.88 174,0003,888,800
119PPG Canada(De04)chem 893,436nana 466,749
120Sun Media(De04)pb 888,149 20.63 156,7452,413,931
121Canon Canada(De04)wh 879,000nana 478,000
122Enbridge Pipelines(De04)pipe 876,300 11.66 236,7005,050,700
123Videotron Ltd.(De04)br 871,600nana3,912,700
124Nordic Insurance Co. of Canada(De04)p&c 869,192 51.38 142,2621,815,555
125RBC Life Insurance Co.(De04)ins 868,931 14.7152,3943,963,037
126Bell ExpressVu(De04)br 850,000nana na
127Ivanhoe Cambridge(De04)dev 848,600na 158,1006,950,500
128EDS Canada(De04)tech 846,000nana na
129Mackenzie Financial(De04)5 fin 837,400nana na
130Electrolux Canada(De04)hf 830,536nana na
131Transamerica Life Canada(De04)ins 830,252 16.6395,1818,988,004
132Waste Management Canada(De04)1 env 635,000na 67,0001,489,000
133Riverside Forest Products(Au04)3 fr 756,869 36.6669,331 667,556
134Highland Valley Copper(Ja05)mi 812,745nana na
135Amex Bank of Canada(De04)bks 811,639na 24,7543,766,745
136Jazz Air(De04)tran 803,000na -68,000 na
137Royal & Sun Alliance Ins. Cda.(De04)p&c 801,512 15.5975,5543,476,662
138Fednav Ltd.(De03)tran 790,164na 32,648 656,504
139Brascan Power(De04)mgt 771,0008.58 134,0004,897,000
140Security National Insurance Co.(De04)p&c 769,617 33.4393,3701,735,406
141Fluor Canada(De04)1 eng 590,000nana 179,000
142Lombard Canada Group(De04)p&c 762,720 37.2476,9222,067,942
143QIT-Fer et Titane(De03)mi 760,000nana na
144L'Oreal Canada(De04)cp 756,000nana 285,000
145Royal Trust Corp. of Canada(Oc04)tr 749,631 18.1594,0148,893,037
146Export Packers Co.(Ma04)wh 748,000nana 166,000
147Rolls-Royce Canada(De04)ind 717,366nana 412,668
148Cascades Tissue Group(De04)pp 717,000nana 552,000
149Cascades Fine Papers Group(De04)fr 714,000nana 369,000
150Empire Life Insurance(De04)ins 710,4658.8435,0505,049,120
151Independent Order of Foresters(De04)ins 688,9843.6733,8385,526,956
152Allstate Insurance Co. of Cda.(De04)p&c 680,851 41.93 151,8341,659,533
153Mitsubishi Canada(De04)wh 677,3136.401,419 106,849
154Hewitt Equipment(De04)wh 674,388nana na
155Brascan Financial(De03)fin 674,000 10.53 318,0004,939,000
156Jacobs Engineering Canada(Se04)1 eng 506,387nana4,027
157Allstream Inc.(De04)4tech 666,800nana 930,900
158ING Bank of Canada(De04)bks 655,125 14.8878,70216,122,380
159CFM Corp.(Oc04)1 cp 494,761na -142,415 357,047
160Trimac Corp.(De03)tran 650,457nana na
161Compass Group Canada(Au04)os 650,000nana na
162Enersource Corp.(De04)util 645,8276.6311,651 601,237
163MAAX Inc.(Fe04)cp 645,577 14.0934,372 473,057
164Groupe Pomerleau(De04)eng 629,014nana 224,000
165CT Financial Services(Ja05)fin 621,500nana1,178,000
166Uniboard Canada(De04)ind 621,299nana 525,945
167Rothmans Benson & Hedges(Ma04)cp 620,104na 151,098 na
168Chubb Insurance Co. of Cda.(De04)p&c 611,577 28.5669,0881,724,933
169Campbell Co. of Canada(Jl04)fp 610,000nana na
170Wyeth Canada(De04)chem 608,730nana1,263,470
171NexInnovations Inc.(My04)tech 600,000nana na
172Microcell Telecommunications(De03)3tech 395,7024.504,959 808,706
173Cdn. Satellite Communications(Au04)tech 588,180nana1,484,880
174Luscar Coal(De04)mi 579,9879.0168,0081,494,714
175Loeb Canada(Se03)fd 565,800nana na
176National Life Assurance Co.(De04)ins 564,493 13.1628,0792,619,151
177Iron Ore Co. of Canada(De04)st 558,652-3.79 -34,9661,121,122
178Wheaton River Minerals(De04)1 pm 424,597 25.65 142,1211,174,285
179Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life(De04)ins 550,268 25.3175,5252,587,395
180Mark's Work Wearhouse(Ja05)rt 546,12133.3223,959269,874
181CIBC Trust(Oc04)tr 541,395 25.60 113,29911,041,414
182MBNA Canada Bank(De04)bks 540,861 36.97 152,5781,716,159
183Harlequin Enterprises(De04)pb 538,376nana 415,114
184Extendicare (Canada)(De04)os 523,877na 27,904 436,207
185Graham Group(Oc04)eng 516,793nana 172,176
186Centra Gas Manitoba(Ma03)util 514,8512.7413,179 582,975
187Thrifty Foods(Oc04)fd 511,000nana na
188ThyssenKrupp Budd Canada(Se04)auto 506,092na -14,069 309,188
189Paterson Global Foods(Jl04)wh 503,827nana 112,967
190Marubeni Canada(De04)wh 498,000 11.181,03536,899
191Delta Hotels Limited(De04)1 os 380,000nana na
192Groupe BMR(De04)wh 488,000nana na
193Maple Lodge Farms(Ja05)fp 487,000 24.7715,000 146,000
194Sodisco-Howden Group(De03)rt 485,447 16.576,929 133,721
195Charlwood Pacific Group(De03)mgt 473,000nana na
196Canadian Tire Bank(De04)bks 471,055 12.0039,566 696,615
197CGC Inc.(De04)1 ind 348,000na 57,000 174,000
198Meridian Technologies(De04)auto 451,961nana na
199Rockwell Automation Canada(Se04)1 ind 339,800nana na
200BJ Services Co. Canada(Se04)1 ogs 331,521nana 114,642
201Thompsons Limited(Au04)wh 438,764nana na
202Peter Kiewit Sons Co.(De04)1 eng 336,000nana na
203Smucker Foods of Canada(Fe04)1 fp 316,900nana 229,900
204Traders General Insurance(De04)p&c 424,6615.024,9261,012,419
205Citibank Canada(De04)bks 411,607 13.1699,93314,678,923
206Optimum Group(De04)fin 406,000nana 810,000
207Newfoundland Power(De04)util 405,426 11.2431,714 784,065
208Commonwealth Plywood Co.(Se04)ind 404,410nana 231,508
209AIG Life Insurance Co. of Cda.(De04)ins 402,636 16.6718,4331,107,596
210CSC Canada(Ap04)1tech 298,000nana na
211Munich Reinsurance Co. of Cda.(De04)p&c 399,458 23.4846,5421,338,764
212Palliser Furniture(De04)hf 399,309nana na
213Tim-br Mart (Ontario)(De04)wh 394,915na 10,98734,277
214407 International(De04)os 393,8023.50 -86,6914,514,555
215Dominion Construction Co.(De04)dev 380,100nana 111,600
216Personal Insurance Co.(Oc04)p&c 379,028 27.8525,840 803,634
217Sears Canada Bank(De04)fin 374,813 12.0335,0211,681,973
218Telesat Canada(De04)tech 369,153 17.0385,2571,502,461
219Sodexho MS Canada(Au04)os 368,000nana na
220Unifund Assurance Co.(De04)p&c 357,4447.725,245 654,031
221Amicus Bank(De04)bks 354,4191.46 -4376,660,220
222Hockey Company Holdings(De03)1 cp 252,023 19.4218,571 309,319
223SGF Chimie(De03)chem 352,043na -7,150 772,339
224Fujitsu Consulting (Canada)(Ma05)tech 345,000nana na
225xwave Solutions(De04)tech 344,884na 6,719 144,552
226Pitney Bowes of Canada(De04)os339,379nana949,632
227Citadel General Assurance(De04)p&c 331,414 37.2138,797 668,505
228EMJ Data Systems(Jl04)wh 330,947 13.763,14286,531
229Groupe Deschenes(De04)wh328,000nana na
230Genworth Fin. Mortgage Ins. Cda.(De04)p&c 325,835 32.67 152,0742,259,165
231SAP Canada(De04)tech 324,917na 4,964 na
232PolyOne Canada(De04)1chem 245,100nana62,900
233Royal Trust Co.(Oc04)tr 317,1608.6471,0866,872,648
234Hudson's Bay Co. Acceptance(Ja05)fin 317,079nana 440,020
235Itochu Canada(De04)wh 314,7083.431,14968,904
236Greyhound Cda. Transportation(Au03)1, 5tran 212,400nana na
237Scotia Mortgage Corp.(De04)tr 311,081 38.6552,7354,928,101
238Premetalco Inc.(De03)5 wh 308,7054.974,164 169,138
239UPI Energy(Se04)oils 308,062nana78,060
240Telus Communications (Quebec)(De03)tele 298,3582.48-3,998 649,421
241Guarantee Co. of North America(De04)p&c 294,880 14.5341,175 876,909
242Equitable Life Insurance(De04)ins 294,4929.3313,4801,354,053
243SGF Mineral(De03)mi 287,055na-211,699 650,977
244St. Joseph Communications(De04)pb285,700nana213,000
245Atlas Copco Canada(De04)ind 283,294 25.9310,825 138,310
246EBC Inc.(De04)eng280,500nana140,000
247Canadian Salt Co.(De03)mi 277,000nana na
248Cumis Group(De03)fin 274,674 15.8513,156 923,241
249Lantic Sugar(Se04)fp 261,597 19.186,276 233,512
250Recochem Inc.(Ap04)chem 260,115 20.4710,305 115,035
251Sumitomo Canada(De04)wh258,089na 13,452333,706
252St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance(De04)p&c 257,972 24.2370,466 910,595
253Canada Trust Co.(De04)tr 257,6198.9948,9806,877,193
254Apple Canada(Se03)tech 257,117nana na
255Marsh Canada(De04)os 255,971nana na
256Supremex Inc.(De04)1 pp 194,834nana 115,597
257AXA Pacific Insurance(De04)p&c 252,9768.576,418 631,616
258Avon Canada(De04)cp 252,534nana 115,240
259Provident Life & Accident(De04)ins 247,251 42.0986,352 452,011
260ACE INA Insurance(De04)p&c 244,027 31.5526,403 826,173
261RGA Life Reinsurance Co. Cda.(De04)ins 243,4596.9113,8151,934,701
262Stuart Olson Construction(De04)eng 239,156nana69,353
263Markel Insurance Co. Canada(De04)p&c 236,246 32.2318,478 635,867
264CIBC Mortgages(De04)tr 231,6967.9021,3591,433,821
265Compugen Inc.(De03)tech 230,000nana40,000
266Desjardins Securities(De04)fin 226,000nana na
267Household Financial Corp.(De04)fin 222,2417.2260,7632,940,113
268Cogema Resources(De04)mi 220,520nana 970,195
269HSBC Mortgage (Canada)(De04)tr 219,220 10.6318,7993,532,387
270Green Shield Canada(De04)p&c 213,800 18.5620,658 231,443
271Royal Bank Mortgage(De04)tr 212,944 11.7455,3265,943,090
272Montreal Trust Co. of Cda.(Oc04)tr 212,0188.0310,8574,222,739
273Commonwealth Insurance(De04)p&c 209,756 22.9544,9681,204,367
274Beaulieu Canada Co.(De04)hf 209,278nana 109,674
275Groupe Robert(Au04)tran 206,9139.626,998 171,077
276NorTerra Inc.(De04)mgt 204,986nana 125,599
277Societe General (Canada)(De04)5 bks 201,105 16.8022,2196,728,747
278Jevco Insurance Co.(De04)p&c 195,045 17.308,720 419,645
279Sovereign General Insurance(De04)p&c 194,116 25.7412,021 400,427
280St. Marys Paper(Se04)pp 193,000nana 170,954
281Hy & Zel's(Ja03)rt 192,159na -76037,560
282SGF Rexfor(De03)fr 190,285na -67,531 561,493
283Becton Dickinson Canada(Se04)ind 189,000nana na
284Nu-Gro Corp.(Se03)cp 186,784 19.5812,058 130,152
285Primerica Life Insur. Canada(De04)ins 181,931 24.4152,790 349,344
286Aquila Networks Cda. (Alberta)(De03)util 181,900na -53,378 836,811
287Wentworth Technologies Co.(Se03)ind 179,719na 7,781 142,860
288Peacock Inc.(De03)ind 179,101 31.2912,55089,020
289Imperial Parking(De04)os 174,200nana93,200
290Pembridge Insurance Co.(De04)p&c 174,092 57.0442,398 536,311
291Cumis Life Insurance(De04)ins 172,897 21.6311,305 669,331
292AltaLink LP(De04)3util 115,1076.9920,9931,144,834
293JP Morgan Chase Bank (Canada)(De04)bks 172,548na 66,7402,623,384
294BNP Paribas (Canada)(De04)bks 172,4569.2030,0354,295,006
295Rogers Sugar(Se04)fp 171,5287.01-3,064 347,469
296Persona Inc.(De03)3 br 228,5296.04-6,055 598,220
297Gore Mutual Insurance Co.(De04)p&c 169,889 35.4219,238 349,230
298Creation Technologies(De04)169,12717.403,44076,842
299Eastern Construction Co.(De03)eng 167,000nana na
300Solidarity Fund QFL(My04)4 fin 152,6715.49 247,3465,646,126

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  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.