Want to see what companies there are to invest in up in Canada?
There are 203 companies currently listed in the TSX Composite Index. Approximately 60 of these are large-cap, 60 mid-cap, and the other 80+ small cap. You may also want to consult the list of just Canadian large-caps in the S&P/TSX 60 Index.
It is often said that Canada’s publicly-traded economy can be divided neatly up into one-third financials, one-third energy and one-third materials stocks. But that’s a really rough and misleading categorization. By far the largest category would then be a mix of real estate, engineering, consumer goods stocks, healthcare, tech, IT, entertainment, communications and transportation companies.
But that’s what I’ll do here, for simplicity’s sake and to make the list easier to read. I’ll break it up and keep companies in alphabetical order within each group, putting all non-financials and non-resource stocks into one “catch-all” group at the end.
Canadian Financial & Insurance Companies
AGF Management Limited (TSX: AGF.B) – Wealth management, mutual funds.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX: BAM.A) – Owns Brookfield Properties.
Bank of Montreal (TSX: BMO) – One of top 5 banks.
Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX: BNS) – One of top 3 banks.
CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) – Wealth management, mutual funds.
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (TSX: CM) – One of top 5 banks.
Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB) – A smaller bank.
Dundee Corporation (TSX: DC.A) – Asset management.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TSX: FFH) – Diversified financial services.
Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX: GWO) – Life insurance.
Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) – Diversified financial products and services.
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (TSX: IAG) -
Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) – Property and casualty insurance.
IGM Financial Inc. (TSX: IGM) – Manager, distributor of mutual funds.
Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX: LB) – Smaller, Quebec-based, Canada-wide.
Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX: MFC) – Life insurance.
National Bank of Canada (TSX: NA) – 6th largest bank.
ONEX Corporation (TSX: OCX) – private equity investment firm.
Power Corporation of Canada (TSX: POW) – Owns Power Financial.
Power Financial Corporation (TSX: PWF) – Diversified management and holding company.
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX: RY) – One of top 2 banks.
Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) – Life insurance.
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX: TD) – One of top 2 banks.
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TSX: TRI) – Diversified information services.
TMX Group Inc. (TSX: X) – Toronto Stock Exchange.
Canadian Oil & Gas Companies
Advantage Oil & Gas (TSX: AAV) – intermediate player in Western Canada.
ARC Energy Trust (TSX: AET.UN) - since 1996, solid oil and gas management.
AltaGas Income Trust (TSX: ALA.UN) – gas and power infrastructure.
Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSX: BIR) – intermediate oil and gas exploration.
Bonavista Energy Trust (TSX: BNP.UN) – Calgary-based, mostly gas royalty trust.
Baytex Energy Trust (TSX: BTE.UN) – conventional oil and gas in Western Canada.
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX: CNQ) – Oil & gas.
Canadian Oil Sands Trust (TSX: COS.UN) – #1 oil sands play.
Capital Power Income L.P. (TSX: CPA.UN) – Owned by EPCOR. Power generation assets.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX: CPG) – Top oil company in Bakken.
Crew Energy Inc. (TSX: CR) – Oil & gas producer in BC and Alberta.
Daylight Resources Trust (TSX: DAY.UN) – Natural gas-focused.
EnCana Corporation (TSX: ECA) – Natural gas blue chip.
Emera Incorporated (TSX: EMA) - Electricity in Canada, U.S., Caribbean.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) – energy transportation and distribution.
Enerflex Systems Income Fund (TSX: EFX.UN) – oil & gas and power generation equipment.
Enerplus Resources Fund (TSX: ERF.UN) – oil and gas income trust.
Ensign Energy Services Inc. (TSX: ESI) – drilling and well servicing contractor.
Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P. (TSX: FCE.UN) – pipelines, power & nat gas.
Freehold Royalty Trust (TSX: FRU.UN) – Oil & gas royalties.
Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS) - Diversfied electricity, real estate and other assets.
Husky Energy Inc. (TSX: HSE) – integrated oil and gas production and development.
Harvest Energy Trust (TSX: HTE.UN) – oil & gas production, refining and marketing.
Imperial Oil Limited (TSX: IMO) – fully-integrated oil and gas blue-chip.
Inter Pipeline Fund (TSX: IPL.UN) – stable income from pipelines.
Just Energy Income Fund (TSX: JE.UN) – energy price protection.
Keyera Facilities Income Fund (TSX: KEY.UN) – natural gas pipeline income.
Mullen Group Ltd. (TSX: MTL) - Transportation for oil & gas sector.
NAL Oil & Gas Trust (TSX: NAE.UN) – Canadian upstream conventional oil & gas.
Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX: NKO) – oil & gas in India and Indonesia.
NuVista Energy Ltd. (TSX: NVA) – Exploration and development of oil & gas.
Nexen Inc. (TSX: NXY) - Oil & gas.
Petrobank Energy And Resources Ltd. (TSX: PBG) – Heavy & light oil exploration, tools.
PetroBakken Energy Ltd. (TSX: PBN) – Bakken oil play owned by Petrobank.
Precision Drilling Trust (TSX: PD.UN) – Drilling, well-servicing, oilfields support.
Peyto Energy Trust (TSX: PEY.UN) – Oil & gas exploration and drilling.
Pengrowth Energy Trust (TSX: PGF.UN) – One of oldest trusts; low-risk assets.
Pembina Pipeline Income Fund (TSX: PIF.UN) – Transports conventional crude and nat gas.
Paramount Energy Trust (TSX: PMT.UN) – Independent, nat gas-focused.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) – Focused on assets in Colombia.
Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX: PRQ) – Nat gas assets in BC, Alberta.
Provident Energy Trust (TSX: PVE.UN) – Diversified, upstream, midstream assets.
Penn West Energy Trust (TSX: PWT.UN) – Largest oil & gas trust in North America.
ShawCor Ltd. (TSX: SCL.A) - Pipeline and petrochemical support services.
Superior Plus Corp. (TSX: SPB) – Propane, chemicals, construction and energy services.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX: SU) – Global, oil sands, nat gas, wind energy, integrated.
Savanna Energy Services Corp. (TSX: SVY) - Drilling and oilfield services.
TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA) – Electricity and renewable power.
Trinidad Drilling Ltd (TSX: TDG) – Oil & gas drilling equipment.
Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX: TCW) – Engineering solutions for oil & gas industry.
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX: TLM) – International oil and unconventional nat gas.
TransCanada Corporation (TSX: TRP) – Nat gas transmission and power services.
UTS Energy Corporation (TSX: UTS) – Alberta oil sands.
Vermilion Energy Trust (TSX: VET.UN) – International portfolio of oil and gas assets.
Canadian Commodities Stocks
Barrick Gold Corporation (TSX: ABX) - World’s largest gold producer.
Atco Ltd. (TSX: ACO.X) – Diversified utilities, energy, infrastructure.
Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX: AEM) – Top 5 gold producer.
Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX: AGI) - intermediate gold producer in Mexico.
Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) – Diversified ag products and services.
Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX: ARZ) – gold producer in Abitibi region of Quebec.
Cameco Corporation (TSX: CCO) – World’s biggest uranium play.
Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) – integrated forest products based in BC.
Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited (TSX: CLM) – exploration of iron ore.
Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS) – integrated end-to-end supply chain engineering.
Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU) - an ATCO company. Business solutions.
Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC) – exploration /development in NE Ontario.
European Goldfields Limited (TSX: EGU) – Diversified mining.
Eldorado Gold Corporation (TSX: ELD) – in Brazil, Greece, Turkey, China.
Equinox Minerals Limited (TSX: EQN) - international copper mining.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX: FM) – metals and mineral mining in Africa.
Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX: FNV) - Gold royalty streams.
FNX Mining Company Inc. (TSX: FNX) – diversified Canadian mining, focus on nickel.
Goldcorp Inc (TSX: G) – Top 5 gold producer.
Gammon Gold Inc. (TSX: GAM) – gold and silver mining in Mexico.
Great Basin Gold Ltd. (TSX: GBG) – international, mid-tier gold mining.
Gerdau AmeriSteel Corporation (TSX: GNA) – produces concrete reinforcing steel.
HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX: HBM) – integrated base metals mining in the Americas.
IAMGOLD Corporation (TSX: IMG) - West African gold, metals mining.
Inmet Mining Corporation (TSX: IMN) - global gold, copper, zinc mining.
Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (TSX: IVN) – copper & gold development north of China.
Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K) - Top 5 gold producer.
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund (TSX: LIF.UN) – holds equity in iron ore projects.
Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN) – diversified base metals mining.
Major Drilling Group International Inc. (TSX: MDI) – manufactures mining drilling equipment.
Minefinders Corporation Ltd. (TSX: MFL) – gold and silver mining in Mexico, U.S.
Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX) – international methanol producer.
New Gold Inc. (TSX: NGD) – intermediate producer in Mexico, Australia.
Northland Power Income Fund (TSX: NPI.UN) – developer of Canadian power plants.
Osisko Mining Corporation (TSX: OSK) – gold mining in Quebec.
Pan American Silver Corp. (TSX: PAA) – silver mining in Peru, Russia, Mexico.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX: POT) – Biggest pure potash play.
Pason Systems Inc. (TSX: PSI) – rents oilfield data systems technology to oil & gas sector.
Quadra Mining Ltd. (TSX: QUA) - Copper and base metals producer.
Red Back Mining Inc. (TSX: RBI) - African gold producer.
Russel Metals Inc. (TSX: RUS) – Metals distribution and processing.
Sherritt International Corporation (TSX: S) – unique, diversified energy and resources.
Silver Wheaton Corp. (TSX: SLW) – owns silver production companies.
Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX: SSO) – primary silver producer in Argentina.
Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX: SVM) – Silver development and exploration in China.
Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.B) – diversified resource mining.
Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX: TCM) – Molybdenum producer.
Sino-Forest Corporation (TSX: TRE) – Cultivation and harvesting of trees in China.
Uranium One Inc. (TSX: UUU) – uranium mining and exploration in South Africa & Australia.
Viterra Inc. (TSX: VT) – Grains, oilseeds; global food ingredient supplier.
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX: WFT) – Integrated forest products company.
Westshore Terminals Income Fund (TSX: WTE.UN) – Gateway for coal to China.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX: YRI) – Exploration and development in Central & Latin America.
Consumer, Healthcare, & Tech Stocks
Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A) – Integrated advertising and media.
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. (TSX: AER) – Airmiles rewards.
Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) – construction and infrastructure development.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX: ATD.B) – Convenience store chain.
Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund (TSX: BA.UN) - Telecom.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) – Transportation engineering.
BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE) – Telecommunications conglomerate.
Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BEI.UN) – Residential apartments.
IESI-BFC Ltd. (TSX: BIN) – Waste management.
Brookfield Properties Corporation (TSX: BPO) – Commercial real-estate in urban centres.
Biovail Corporation (TSX: BVF) – Pharmaceuticals.
CAE Inc. (TSX: CAE) - Aviation simulation services and products.
Canadian Apartment Properties REIT (TSX: CAR.UN) – Multi-unit residential.
Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA) – Digital phone, cable, & high-speed internet.
CCL Industries Inc. (TSX: CCL.B) – producer of labels, containers and tubes.
Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (TSX: CGX.UN) – Movie theatres.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) - Diversified Media and Children’s TV.
CML HealthCare Income Fund (TSX: CLC.UN) - Diagnostic medical imaging.
Canadian National Railway Company (TSX: CNR) – Train transport.
Cardiome Pharma Corp. (TSX: COM) - Cardiovascular drug development.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) – Train transport.
Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT (TSX: CSH.UN) – Assisted housing.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX: CTC.A) – Home/Hardware stores.
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: CUF.UN) - Commerical property in Quebec.
Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: CWT.UN) – Large retail properties.
Davis + Henderson Income Fund (TSX: DHF.UN) – Cheque producers.
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B) – Children’s furniture and bike manufacturing.
Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) – Grocery chains.
Extendicare Real Estate (TSX: EXE.UN) - Long-term healthcare and outpatient stay.
FirstService Corporation (TSX: FSV) – diversified, global real estate services.
Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX: FGL) – sporting goods retailer.
Finning International Inc. (TSX: FTT) - Caterpillar and related equipment dealer.
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) - IT, systems integration.
Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX: GIL) – Sportswear.
H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: HR.UN) - Office, industrial and retail properties.
Jazz Air Income Fund (TSX: JAZ.UN) – Airplane industry.
Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) – Grocery chains.
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT) – Telecommunications.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) – information delivery and services.
MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS) – Medical.
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX: MFI) – Meat supplier.
Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG.A) – Auto parts manufacturing.
Metro Inc. (TSX: MRU.A) - Grocery chain.
North West Company Fund (TSX: NWF.UN) – Food and retail in rural Northern Canada.
Open Text Corporation (TSX: OTC) - Content management software.
Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (TSX: PJC.A) – Pharmacy chain in Quebec.
Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: PMZ.UN) – Mid-market retail properties.
Quebecor Inc. (TSX: QBR.B) – Publishing and media.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (TSX: RBA) – Industrial and equipment auctions.
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI.B) – Diversified digital telecom, wireless provider.
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: REF.UN) – Industrial and office REIT.
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: REI.UN) – Top commercial Canadian REIT.
Reitmans (Canada) Limited (TSX: RET.A) – Clothing.
Research In Motion Limited (TSX: RIM) – Communications technology. Blackberry maker.
RONA inc. (TSX: RON) – Home decoration and renovation supplies.
Saputo Inc. (TSX: SAP) – Dairy food products.
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (TSX: SC) – Diversified pharmacy/consumer goods.
Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) – Clothing.
Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX: SJR.B) – Digital phone, cable & high-speed internet.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) – Top engineering and construction firm.
Stantec Inc. (TSX: STN) – Full-service engineering, architecture, surveying.
SXC Health Solutions Corp (TSX: SXC) – Pharmacy benefit management.
TELUS Corporation (TSX: T) – Telecommunications, mobile provider.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A) – Communications and printing.
TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI) – Trucking company.
Toromont Industries Ltd. (TSX: TIH) – Construction equipment.
Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI) – Canada’s top coffee & donut chain.
Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ.B) – Airline.
George Weston Limited (TSX: WN) – Groceries.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA) – Effective competitor to Air Canada.
Yellow Pages Income Fund (TSX: YLO.UN) – Diversified publishing.
These companies just comprise the bigger players. There are a whole host of other juniors, especially junior, start-up mining companies, on the TSXV (Toronto Ventures Exchange).
It was quite the informative exercise running through this list. I learned about quite a few companies I didn’t know of previously and am frankly surprised to see in the index at all. Whoever categorized the TSX as 30/30/30 financials/energy/materials was really overlooking quite a few sectors, and this list makes it clear.
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