Three of the biggest companies in Canada

Canada is one of the most valuable locations for many business people, entrepreneurs and investors from all around the world.

Canada is considered to be one of the main financial centres in the world and for this reason, it is becoming more popular as the final destination for many entrepreneurs, investors or business people.

In the specific case of visa-exempt countries, anyone who wants to travel to this important financial destination must apply for an electronic travel permit called ETA Visa Application.

Cities and their biggest companies

  • Montreal

Founded in 1642, the growth of Montreal allowed it to become one of Canada’s biggest financial and industrial centres.

Montreal is also home to two of Canada’s biggest and most well-known brands in the financial and telecommunications sectors; Bell Canada, an important telecommunications company and the Royal Bank of Canada, which is one of the main Canadian banks.


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Bell Canada

Founded on the 29th of April 1880 by Charles Fleet Ford Sise, Bell Canada’s headquarters are in Montreal, in the Province of Quebec. It is dedicated to the telecommunications industry and its services include fixed-line telephones, mobile phones, internet, digital television services and radio broadcasting.

Commonly known as Bell, this Canadian telecommunications company is considered to be the biggest telephone and DSL internet provider for the general public in the majority of Canadian territory.

This company has a subsidiary called Bell Aliant which provides services to the Maritime Provinces. Its biggest competitors are Telus, Shaw Communications and Rogers Communications in the west of Canada and Quebecor and Telus in Quebec.

Royal Bank of Canada

This company belongs to the financial sector and was founded in 1864. Its services include retail banking, corporate banking, investment banking, mortgages, private banking, equity management, credit cards, finances and insurance.

In 2016, the company had almost 78,000 employees and its subsidiaries are the banks City National Bank, RBC Bank and the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

The bank’s banking and commercial transactions are undertaken by RBC Royal Bank (in English) and RBC Banque Royale (in French) and they have around ten million clients whom they assist through their extensive network of 1,209 branches throughout Canada and the world.

The headquarters are located in Place Ville Marie in Montreal city. The construction of the building started in 1958 and ended in 1962. It has 47 floors and is 188 metres high.

Place Ville Marie is a four-building complex which includes an underground shopping mall which houses over 1,600 businesses, various metro stations and tunnels which interconnect with other locations. There is also a suburban transport terminal.

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Burnaby City

Burnaby City belongs to the province of British Colombia and is the capital of the regional district of Vancouver.

As well as many other natural attractions, the Rocky Mountains and Coastal Mountains are found in this province. For this reason it is considered to be a fundamental area for the development of ecotourism in Canada.


Telus is a private telecommunications company which was founded in 1990. It is a Canadian company with an annual turnover of 8,143 million Canadian dollars.

The company provides wireless telecommunications services in the province of Alberta, all of eastern Quebec and a large part of British Colombia.

The privatisation of Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) in 1990, allowed Telus to gain access to this market niche, subsequently merging with BC Tel, which belonged to the province of British Colombia, thus extending their market and operations throughout the whole region.