Summary: These Canadian companies are some of the leaders in innovation in their industries, placing them at the top as a desirable place for employment.
Suncor Energy Inc. – This Company is the fifth largest North American energy company and one of the largest independent companies worldwide. Suncor produces natural gas, oil, ethanol, and wind-generated electricity. They are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They strive to create energy for the world by being trusted stewards of valuable natural resources. They aim to lead the way in delivering economic prosperity, a healthy environment for today and the future, and improving social well-being. They value safety above all else, respect, raising the bar, commitments, and doing the right thing.
Royal Bank of Canada– RBC is one of the leading North American diversified financial services companies that provide banking, insurance, capital markets, and wealth management globally. Their vision to always earn “the right to be our clients’ first choice” is with service, responsibility, integrity, diversity, and teamwork.
Magna International Inc.- Magna is a the most diversified automotive supplier in the world that designs, develops, and manufactures automotive systems, modules and components, assemblies, and engineers and assembles whole vehicles for sale to OEMs in the five populated continents. They are actively growing with operations on four continents and 29 countries. They have a global footprint expansive enough to support every major automaker.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.- Couche-Tarde takes pride in their people, results, entrepreneurship, development, and improvement. They have two main brands of convenience stores and service stations, Couche-Tarde and Mac’s. Their market is split into four business units by geographic location: Western Canada, Central Canada, Quebec West, and Quebec East & Atlantic. They are in their sixth straight year of record earnings.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank– This bank is eco-friendly, maintaining a carbon-neutral level but still attempting to lower their operational footprint. They focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing paper use, reducing waste and water use, improving energy efficiency, and greening their supply chain. The bank’s financing is primarily based on personal and residential lending with the remainder being wholesale banking and commercial lending.
George Weston Ltd.- The company was founded in 1882 and is now one of Canada’s largest publicly traded food processing and distribution companies. They have over 200,000 employees. Their largest grocery retailer is Loblaw, which is known for providing quality, innovation, and value.
Enbridge Inc.- For the past 65 years, they have been working to be the leader in a safe and reliable delivery of energy throughout North America. They have been recognized as a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation in the World. They transport, generate, and distribute energy.
Imperial Oil Ltd.- They are an integrated energy company that searches for, produces, refines, and markets the essential products of oil and gas to our civilization. This is the 20th year that the company per-share dividends paid has increased. They are the only Canadian industrial company with a AAA rating.
Power Corp of Canada– This diversified international management and holding company has interests with companies in communications, financial, and other business sectors. The strive to improve their shareholders value by managing operating businesses and investments that generate long-term, sustainable growth. Their companies include Power Financial, IGM Financial, Great-West Lifeco, and Pargesa Holding.
The Bank of Nova Scotia– This bank offers services in personal and business banking, brokerage, insurance, private wealth, commercial, corporate, and institutional services. They serve 21 million customers in over 55 countries. They have over 86,000 employees and their assets are listed at $852 million as of January 31, 2015. They are traded on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
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