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The Top 200: Canada's Largest Companies(c1973-74)


     This list is provided for those who are interested in the historical development of Canada's commercial sector. Apart from providing an historical snapshot our purpose is to indicate where such data can be found. In this instance the source is: "The Top 200: Canada's Largest Corporations," by Pamela Hughes, Canadian Business, Vol.48, No.7, July, 1975, p.11. The tables are found on pp.11-12 and also include data about sales, assets, net income and numbers of employees. The criteria are outlined on p.11 and there are also footnotes to the charts that should be consulted. Included among the 200 are both private and public companies, although it is noted that some private companies were not included because of a lack of data.  Crown corporations are not included and it is indicated that if they were, Air Canada would have ranked 23rd in operating revenue and that CNR would have been in the 7th position. Copies of Canadian Business are held in the Western Libraries.


Rank
Company Rank
Company
1974 1973
1974 1973
1 1 Ford Motor Company of Canada 101 92 John Deere
2 3 Imperial Oil 102 81 Uniroyal
3 2 General Motors of Canada 103 87 J.M. Schneider
4 4 Canadian Pacific 104 98 Robin Hood Multifoods
5 10 Bell Canada 105 127 Sherritt Gordon Mines
6 5 Alcan Aluminum 106 78 Interprovincial Pipeline
7 6 Chrysler Canada 107 108 Canadian Johns-Manville
8 7 The Seagram Company 108 114 Canadian Cellulose
9 8 Massey Ferguson 109 89 Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. of Canada
10 9 George Weston 110 101 Rockwell int'l of Canada
11 12 International Nickel 111 124 Indal Canada
12 14 Shell Canada 112 183 Consolidated Food
13 15 Gulf Oil 113 111 Hudson's Bay Oil and Gas
14 13 Canada Packers 114 100 Thomson Newspapers
15 11 MacMillan Bloedel 115 91 Benson and Hedges (Canada)
16 17 Noranda Mines 116 130 RCA
17 16 Steel Company of Canada 117 117 Emco
18 25 Moore Corporation 118 - Dome Petroleum
19 24 Northern Electric 119 118 B.F. Goodrich Canada
20 22 Brascan 120 110 Kodak Canada
21 21 Domtar 121 103 Finning Tractor & Equipment
22 18 Walker, Gooderham & Worts 122 102 British Columbia Packers
23 19 Imasco 123 157 B.C. Sugar Refinery
24 32 Cominco 124 139 Fraser Companies
25 27 Texaco Canada 125 - Crane Canada
26 23 The Molson Companies 126 122 Raiston Purina of Canada
27 20 Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada 127 126 Coca-Cola
28 26 Canadian General Electric 128 165 Agra Industries
29 34 Consolidated-Bathurst 129 - Canadian Motor Sales
30 29 Dominion Foundries & Steel 130 146 Ashland Oil Canada
31 30 IBM Canada 131 173 Ivaco Industries
32 33 Genstar 132 121 United Aircraft of Canada
33 31 John Labatt 133 155 St. Lawrence Cement
34 28 Burns Foods 134 159 Kaiser Resources
35 37 TransCanada PipeLines 135 128 Rayonier Canada
36 35 Int'l Harvester Co. of Canada 136 115 Bombardier
37 38 Abitibi Paper 137 129 Canadian Utilities
38 39 Canadian Industries Ltd. 138 195 Interprovincial Steel & Pipe
39 46 Mitsui and Co. (Canada) 139 161 Cyanamid of Canada
40 40 Algoma Steel 140 162 Monsanto Canada
41 36 Falconbridge Nickel Mines 141 137 Maclean-Hunter
42 - Swift Canadian 142 145 Mattagami lake Mines
43 44 BP Canada 143 - Intercolonial Trading
44 61 Husky Oil 144 138 Canadian Foundation
45 43 Westinghouse Canada 145 - British Metal
46 47 Rio Algom Mines 146 - PanCanadian Petroleum
47 45 Anglo-Canadian Telephone 147 178 Pine Point Mines
48 51 Dominion Bridge 148 151 James Richardson & Sons
49 48 Du Pont of Canada 149 142 National Drug and Chemical
50 50 Iron Ore Co. of Canada 150 153 Philips Cables
51 42 Petrofina Canada 151 158 Dominion Dairies
52 56 Northern & Central Gas 152 148 Sperry Rand Canada
53 49 Crown Zellerbach Canada 153 131 GSW
54 62 Union Carbide Canada 154 134 Eaton Yale
55 58 Dominion Textile 155 152 Canadian Gypsum
56 52 Canada Cement Lafarge 156 119 Volkswagen Canada
57 53 Maple Leaf Mills 157 113 Budd Automotive Co. of Canada
58 69 Canron 158 135 Allied Chemical Canada
59 59 Hawker Siddeley Canada 159 154 Anaconda Canada
60 41 Ensite 160 163 Toronto Star
61 68 The Price Company 161 180 GTE Automatic Electric (Canada)
62 79 Dow Chemical of Canada 162 169 Westeel-Rosco
63 66 Westburne Int'l Industries 163 168 Great lakes paper
64 - Reed Paper 164 150 Dominion Glass
65 57 British Columbia Telephone 165 167 3M Canada
66 77 Horne & Pitfield Foods 166 - Douglas Aircraft Co. of Canada
67 67 Consumer's Gas Co. 167 166 Christie, Brown & Co.
68 - Kraft Foods 168 - Asbestos Corp.
69 65 Comstock International 169 - Great Canadian Oil Sands
70 64 Goodyear Canada 170 132 Marine Industries
71 60 B.C. Forest Products 171 187 Cornat Industries
72 55 Carling O'Keefe 172 143 Electrohome
73 106 Sun Oil 173 - Canada Malting
74 80 Amoco Canada Petroleum 174 179 Fiberglas Canada
75 54 Weldwood of Canada 175 181 Gaz Metropolitain
76 93 Westcoast Transmission 176 171 Philips Electronics Canada
77 70 American Motors (Canada) 177 - Intermetco
78 116 Hugh Russel 178 94 Drummond, McCall & Co
79 73 Golden Eagle Canada 179 177 Calgary Power
80 90 Jannock Corp. 180 188 Warnock Hersey Int'l
81 75 Standard Brands 181 172 Honeywell
82 71 Celanese Canada 182 - The Resource Service Group
83 72 General Foods 183 176 Campbell Soup
84 109 Canadian Hydrocarbons 184 164 Lornex Mining
85 76 Continental Can Co. of Canada 185 184 Brunswick Mining & Smelting
86 74 Neonex International 186 191 Commonwealth Holiday Inns Canada
87 83 Lever Brothers 187 - Nu-West Development
88 94 Canadian Corporate Management 188 175 H.J. Heinz Co. of Canada
89 97 Pacific Petroleums 189 - Union Electric Supplies
90 82 Silverwood Industries 190 112 Placer Development
91 120 Redpath Industries 191 - Aquitaine Canada
92 63 Canada Steamship Lines 192 - Canadian Superior Oil
93 88 Union Gas 193 - Hewitt Equipment
94 - White Motor Corp. of Canada 194 197 Consumers Glass
95 84 Southam Press 195 186 Canadian Pittsburgh Industries
96 96 Acklands 196 193 Canadian Reynolds metals
97 140 Total Petroleum (N.A.) 197 189 NCR Canada
98 123 Procter & Gamble Co. of Canada 198 - Cdn Johns-Manville Asbestos
99 85 Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting 199 174 National Sea Products
100 107 Sidbec-Dosco 200 156 Hayes-Dana