Cheatsheet: 69 BC firms make Globe and Mail’s top growing companies list
Vancouver is BC's most-represented city with 36 companies; Victoria is second with five companies on the list.
Two weeks ago Ravi Kahlon, BC’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation, celebrated the August Labour Force Results. He had good reason to. In August, BC had added 14,400 full-time jobs, with 13,600 of them going to women.
“B.C. has one of the lowest unemployment rates and a job recovery rate of 101.1%,” he boasted, “leading Canada as the only province with employment above pre-pandemic levels for the third straight month.”
Today, we’re getting a snapshot of some of the companies driving this job growth via the Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Top Growing Companies 2021 list.
From our quick look, 69 BC firms made this year’s list, representing a wide range of industries, including many in technology.
See below for how they stack up by city, and keep reading to see the full BC-only list and where they stand in the top 448 companies recognized.
Where BC’s top growing companies are from: Vancouver (36), Victoria (5), Burnaby (4), Richmond (4), North Vancouver (3), Surrey (3), Kelowna (2) and Langley (2). Cities with one business on the list include Kamloops, Port Moody, Rossland, Duncan, Golden, White Rock, Port Coquitlam, Cranbrook, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
Now, here are the BC companies:
5 - AbCellera - Vancouver (6,562% revenue growth over three years)
Nude - Vancouver
Spocket Inc. - Vancouver
Certn - Victoria
Klue - Vancouver
Smash + Tess - Richmond, B.C.
Canalyst - Vancouver
Fresh Prep - Vancouver
Later - Vancouver
Periphery Digital - Vancouver
Novarc Technologies Inc. - North Vancouver, B.C.
Stites Co. - Kamloops, B.C.
Tru Earth - Port Moody, B.C.
Wasp Manufacturing Ltd. - Kelowna, B.C.
FreshWorks Studio - Victoria
DeeBee’s Organics Inc. - Victoria
Clir Renewables - Vancouver
Jane App - North Vancouver, B.C.
Lumen5 - Vancouver
102 - Freightera - Vancouver
Beanworks - Vancouver
Thinkific - Vancouver
Blackbird Interactive Inc. - Vancouver
RAM Engineering Ltd. - Vancouver
Apply Digital - Vancouver
Hi-Performance Distributors - Langley, B.C.
RE Royalties Ltd. - Vancouver
Article - Vancouver
WithinUs - Burnaby, B.C.
ThoughtExchange - Rossland, B.C.
Nationwide Fuel Ltd. - Surrey, B.C.
Adroit Overseas Enterprises Ltd. - Surrey, B.C.
Milestone Environmental Contracting - Langley, B.C.
213 - Breakthrough Academy - Vancouver
Country Chic Paint - Duncan, B.C.
Traction on Demand - Burnaby, B.C.
Oakwyn Realty Ltd. - Vancouver
ETRO Construction - Burnaby, B.C.
STN Video - Victoria
YLaw - Vancouver
Gentai Capital Corp. - Richmond, B.C.
Key Education - Vancouver
Affinity Group - Vancouver
East Side Games - Vancouver
Thinkingbox - Vancouver
ImageX - Vancouver
Cymax Group - Burnaby, B.C.
Daily Hive - Vancouver
301 - Mountain Sports Distribution - Golden, B.C.
Pixieset - Vancouver
Zolo - Vancouver
MonetizeMore - White Rock, B.C.
Empowered Startups Ltd. - Vancouver
Impact Recruitment - Vancouver
Global Relay - Vancouver
All-Pro Services Ltd. - Port Coquitlam, B.C.
MatchBox Consulting Group Inc. - Vancouver
Soulpepper Digital Marketing - Vancouver
RecycleSmart - Richmond, B.C.
Copperleaf - Vancouver
Organika Health Products Inc. - Richmond, B.C.
KDS Construction Ltd. - Surrey, B.C.
404 - First Light Technologies Ltd. - Victoria
Walter Craft Caesar - Vancouver
Jupiter Avionics Corp. - Kelowna, B.C.
FR Rentals Ltd. - Cranbrook, B.C.
Maven Consulting - North Vancouver, B.C.
Domain7 - Abbotsford, B.C.
Harmonic Machine - Chilliwack, B.C.
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