Top 30 public companies of Canada in the TSX index

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The largest companies of Canada have a great impact on the country’s economy and beyond. Here are the thirty largest companies in the Toronto Stock Exchange presented with their activities, logos and useful links.

TMX Toronto Stock Exchange logoIn Canada, companies are incorporated to get publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange – TSX. Though they have to follow the rules of securities regulation agencies, they can gain access to capital of investors who buy their stocks.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index

To easily understand the evolution of the Canadian economy and stock market, the stocks of about 250 companies are aggregated in the S&P/TSX Composite Index, which is widely recognized as the benchmark index of Canada. It represents around 70% of the total market capitalization on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Evolution of the TSX index over 5 years
Evolution of the TSX over 5 years (Image: Google Finance)

The real time quotation of the TSX index can be followed with convenient graphical tools from a number of sources, including Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, etc.

List of the 30 largest companies of the TSX index by market capitalization

To help you learn more about Canadian corporations, the 30 largest companies in the TSX index have been listed hereafter. Each company is presented with details on its sector, operations, market capitalization, direct link to its website, logo and stock symbol.

Companies are ranked by market capitalization in Canadian Dollars as of effective close of Thursday, January 05, 2018.

Quick links to the 30 largest publicly listed companies in the Canadian TSX Index

To facilitate your browsing in this long list, here are quick links to go directly to the details of any of the top 30 TSX companies.

1. Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada logoSector: Financials

The largest bank in Canada by market capitalization, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a multinational banking and financial services corporation. Founded in 1882, RBC is engaged in commercial banking, investment banking and insurance throughout Canada; it has also developed branches in the United States as well as in seventeen Caribbean countries.

Website: rbcroyalbank.com – Market Cap.: C$ 152.8 Billions – Stock Symbol: RY

2. Toronto-Dominion Bank

Toronto-Dominion Bank logoSector: Financials

Operating as TD Bank Group, more commonly known as TD, the Toronto–Dominion Bank is a Canadian multinational banking and financial services company. Proceeding from the merger of two banks founded in the 19th century, TD Bank has become one of the largest bank in Canada, also very present in Eastern United States.

Website: td.com – Market Cap.: C$ 136.8 Billions – Stock Symbol: TD

3. Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of Nova Scotia logoSector: Financials

Operating as Scotiabank, the Bank of Nova Scotia is a multinational bank. Founded in 1832, the Bank of Nova Scotia has become “the most international bank of Canada” through its acquisitions in more than fifty countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and parts of Asia.

Website: scotiabank.com – Market Cap.: C$ 97.8 Billions – Stock Symbol: BNS

4. Enbridge Inc.

Enbridge logoSector: Oil & Gas

Enbridge Inc. is a multinational energy company focusing on the transportation, distribution and generation of energy, primarily in Canada and the United States. Enbridge notably operates the longest crude oil and liquid hydrocarbons pipeline transportation system in North America and the largest natural gas distribution network, servicing Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State.

Website: enbridge.com – Market Cap.: C$ 78.2 Billions – Stock Symbol: ENB

5. Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy logoSector: Oil & Gas

Suncor Energy is an integrated multinational energy company specializing in the production of synthetic crude from oil sands. Founded in 1919, Suncor has become the world-leading producer of bitumen, also producing, refining and retailing conventional oil, heavy crude oil, and natural gas.

Website: suncor.com – Market Cap.: C$ 75.0 Billions – Stock Symbol: SU

6. Canadian National Railway Company

Canadian National Railway Company logoSector: Transports

Canadian National, more simply known as CN, is a freight railway company serving Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States. Founded in 1919, CN has developed its network of freight transport for raw materials, intermediate and finished goods beyond the rail to trucking and shipping.

Website: cn.ca – Market Cap.: C$ 73.1 Billions – Stock Symbol: CNR

7. Bank of Montreal

Bank of Montreal logoSector: Financials

The oldest bank in Canada, founded in 1817, the Bank of Montreal is a banking and financial services corporation. Operating in commercial banking as BMO Bank of Montreal in Canada, the company is also engaged the United States, especially  in the Chicago area, where it operates as BMO Harris Bank. BMO also conducts activities of corporate banking and wealth management.

Website: bmo.com – Market Cap.: C$ 66.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: BMO

8. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce logoSector: Financials

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, commonly known as CIBC, is one of the largest banks in Canada, involved in retail and business banking, wealth management and capital markets. CIBC has developed operations in the United States, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.

Website: cibc.com – Market Cap.: C$ 53.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: CM

9. Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Canadian Natural Resources Limited logoSector: Oil & Gas

Canadian Natural Resources Limited, also known as CNRL or Canadian Natural, is a company engaged in oil and gas exploration, development and production. One of the world’s largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers, CNRL operated in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, the North Sea and offshore West Africa.

Website: cnrl.com – Market Cap.: C$ 53.2 Billions – Stock Symbol: CNQ

10. Manulife Financial Corporation

Manulife Financial logoSector: Insurance

Manulife Financial Corporation is a multinational insurance and financial services company. Operating in Canada and Asia as Manulife, the company primarily operates in the United States through its subsidiary, John Hancock Financial. Manulife Financial Corporation also fully owns Manulife Bank of Canada.

Website: manulife.com – Market Cap.: C$ 53.0 Billions – Stock Symbol: MFC

11. BCE Inc.

BCE logoSector: Telecommunications

BCE Inc., formerly Bell Canada Enterprises, is a telecommunications and mass media holding company for the Bell Canada corporate group. Besides its telecommunications and media arms, Bell Canada and Bell Media, BCE is also involved in sports with participations in Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, and owns several other local telecommunications companies.

Website: bce.ca – Market Cap.: C$ 51.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: BCE

12. Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Brookfield Asset Management logoSector: Financials

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is an alternative asset management company engaged in real estate, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Beyond Canada, Brookfield Asset Management has also opened offices in New York City, London, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney.

Website: brookfield.com – Market Cap.: C$ 50.3 Billions – Stock Symbol: BAM.A

13. TransCanada Corporation

TransCanada logoSector: Oil & Gas

TransCanada Corporation is an energy company operating natural gas and liquids pipelines and power generation plants. TransCanada’s gas pipelines, the company’s largest segment, transport more than 25% of North American natural gas demand, in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Website: transcanada.com – Market Cap.: C$ 49.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: TRP

14. Nutrien Inc.

Nutrien logoSector: Materials

Nutrien is a fertilizer company producing and retailing potash, nitrogen and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial and feed customers world-wide. It is the world’s largest producer of potash and the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer.

Website: nutrien.com – Market Cap.: C$ 42.6 Billions – Stock Symbol: NTR

15. Thomson Reuters Corporation

Thomson Reuters logoSector: Media

Thomson Reuters Corporation is a multinational mass media and information company, majority owned by The Woodbridge Company. Evolved from a company founded in 1934, Thomson Reuters has become a world-leading provider of news, information and tools for professionals, operating in more than 100 countries.

Website: thomsonreuters.com – Market Cap.: C$ 38.0 Billions – Stock Symbol: TRI

16. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard logoSector: Retail

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., or more commonly Couche-Tard, is convenience stores operating company. With 15,000 stores across Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Japan, China, and Indonesia, Couche-Tard primarily operates under its brands Couche-Tard, Mac’s, Circle K, On the Run, as well as with affiliated brands 7-jours, Dairy Mart, Daisy Mart and Winks.

Website: corpo.couche-tard.com – Market Cap.: C$ 37.4 Billions – Stock Symbol: ATD.B

17. Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Restaurant Brands International logoSector: Restaurants

Restaurant Brands International Inc., RBI, is a multinational fast food holding company majority-owned by the Brazilian investment company 3G Capital; it is the world’s fifth-largest operator of fast food restaurants. Formed by the merger between the American fast food chain Burger King and the Canadian coffee shop and restaurant chain Tim Hortons, RBI also purchased and retails through the fast food chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Website: rbi.com – Market Cap.: C$ 35.1 Billions – Stock Symbol: QSR

18. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited

Canadian Pacific Railway logoSector: Transports

Founded in 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway, also know as CP, is a railroad company owning about 20,000 kilometers (12,500 miles) of track across Canada and in the United States, also providing associated transportation services.

Website: cpr.ca – Market Cap.: C$ 33.5 Billions – Stock Symbol: CP

19. Imperial Oil Limited

Imperial Oil logoSector: Oil & Gas

Imperial Oil Limited is one of Canada’s largest integrated oil company, majority-owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. A leading producer of crude oil, diluted bitumen and natural gas, Imperial Oil Limited is the largest petroleum refiner in Canada, a key producer of petrochemicals and also engaged in marketing, supply and retail of petroleum products across Canada.

Website: imperialoil.ca – Market Cap.: C$ 32.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: IMO

20. Sun Life Financial Inc.

Sun Life Financial logoSector: Financials

Founded in 1865, Sun Life Financial Inc. is an insurance ad financial services company. Primarily involved in life insurance, Sun Life is also operating in investment management in Canada, the United States and in some countries of Asia.

Website: sunlife.com – Market Cap.: C$ 32.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: SLF

21. Rogers Communications Inc.

Rogers Communications logoSector: Telecommunications

Rogers Communications Inc. is a communications and media company. Evolved from a company founded in 1925, Rogers Communications is engaged in wireless communications, cable television, telephone and Internet connectivity.

Website: rogers.com – Market Cap.: C$ 30.7 Billions – Stock Symbol: RCI.B

22. Telus Corporation

Telus logoSector: Telecommunications

Telus Corporation is a telecommunications company offering a range of products and services including internet access, voice, entertainment, healthcare, video, and IPTV television.

Website: telus.com – Market Cap.: C$ 27.3 Billions – Stock Symbol: T

23. Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited logoSector: Retail

Loblaw Companies Limited is the largest food and pharmacy retailer in Canada. Loblaw operates a range of supermarkets and stores specialized in food, pharmacy, finance and apparel. It also owns several brands for consumer packaged goods, household and health products including President’s Choice, No Name and Life Brand.

Website: loblaw.ca – Market Cap.: C$ 26.9 Billions – Stock Symbol: L

24. Magna International Inc.

Magna International logoSector: Automotive

Magna International Inc. is one of the world’s largest automobile parts manufacturer and supplier. Providing its products to several of the world’s largest car manufacturers, Magna International regroups hundreds of manufacturing plants and tens of product development, engineering and sales centers across 29 countries.

Website: magna.com – Market Cap.: C$ 25.8 Billions – Stock Symbol: MG

25. Waste Connections, Inc.

Waste Connections logoSector: Utilities

Waste Connections, Inc. is an integrated waste services company engaged in solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services. With operations in both Canada and the United States, Waste Connections is one of the largest waste management company in North America.

Website: wasteconnections.com – Market Cap.: C$ 23.6 Billions – Stock Symbol: WCN

26. National Bank of Canada

National Bank of Canada logoSector: Financials

The National Bank of Canada is a large commercial bank in Canada, especially concentrated in the Quebec province. Expanding throughout the country, the National Bank of Canada is involved in personal and commercial banking,  wealth management and financial markets; it also has a limited presence in the United States and international exposure.

Website: nbc.ca – Market Cap.: C$ 21.8 Billions – Stock Symbol: NA

27. Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Pembina Pipeline logoSector: Oil & Gas

Pembina Pipeline is an energy company engaged in the transportation, storage and delivery of oil and natural gas. Primarily operating in Western Canada, Pembina Pipeline operates through conventional oil infrastructure, oil sands and heavy oil infrastructure, as well as storage and marketing.

Website: pembina.com – Market Cap.: C$ 21.3 Billions – Stock Symbol: PPL

28. Teck Resources Limited

Teck Resources logoSector: Materials

Teck Resources Limited is a metals and mining company. It is primarily involved in the extraction of coal, copper and zinc, with secondary operations in lead, silver, gold, molybdenum, germanium, indium and cadmium.

Website: teck.com – Market Cap.: C$ 20.9 Billions – Stock Symbol: TECK.B

29. Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick Gold logoSector: Materials

The largest gold mining company in the world, Barrick Gold Corporation is operating in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Zambia.

Website: barrick.com – Market Cap.: C$ 20.6 Billions – Stock Symbol: ABX

30. CGI Group Inc.

CGI Group logoSector: Information Technology

CGI Group Inc., commonly known as CGI, is a multinational information technology company involved in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and other IT solutions across many industries and markets, and especially in financial services.

Website: cgi.com – Market Cap.: C$ 20.0 Billions – Stock Symbol: GIB.A

Here are the 30 largest public companies of Canada. Do you think they are worth their market capitalization? Are their stocks a good investment right now? Do they have too much economic power… and maybe political power too?

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