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British Columbia’s top 100 companies

Submitted by on December 17, 2009 – 7:40 amNo Comment

gold-mine-signAll that glit­ters is, in fact, gold — and in some cases, cop­per, sil­ver or even sand and gravel.

Because, once again, British Columbia’s top com­pa­nies for the past year are over­whelm­ingly miners.”

That’s accord­ing to the B.C.‘s Top 100 Companies sur­vey that the Vancouver Sun recently compiled.

This Top 100 rank­ing is actu­ally two lists, one rat­ing the province’s strongest com­pa­nies, the other list­ing B.C.‘s fastest grow­ing businesses.

Among the orga­ni­za­tions rank­ing tops on B.C.‘s Strongest Companies list, many are in the min­ing indus­try, includ­ing the Top 5:

  1. Eldorado Gold
  2. Goldcorp
  3. Corriente Resources
  4. Red Back Mining
  5. Quadra Mining

On the list of B.C.‘s Fastest-​​Growing Companies, where you might expect high tech­nol­ogy, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, or other dig­i­tal busi­nesses to dom­i­nate, the min­ing com­pa­nies still top the charts:

  1. New Gold
  2. Fortuna Silver Mines
  3. Eldorado Gold
  4. Polaris Minerals
  5. First Majestic Silver

Highlights of the top com­pany lists are avail­able here.

Want to learn more about liv­ing and work­ing in British Columbia? Download a copy of the British Columbia Newcomers’ Guide to Resources and Services.

And for other “top com­pa­nies” rank­ings, see our recent post­ings on Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Canada’s Top 25 Family-​​friendly Employers.

Photo by Marcin Wichary (flickr)

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