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Canada’s eastern seaboard is home to some of the country’s most dynamic and successful firms, and the Atlantic Canadian companies on the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

The 7 Atlantic Canadian firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 221% between 2010 and 2015, creating an additional 260 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 603 full-time and 56 part-time employees in 2015.

Here is the complete list of Atlantic Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2016.

1. Bluedrop Performance Learning

PROFIT 500: No. 138
Head Office: St. John’s, Nfld.
Growth (2010–2015): 519%
Revenue (2015): $20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 157

What it does: Develops e-learning and simulation software for employee training

2. STI Technologies

PROFIT 500: No. 154
Head Office: Halifax, N.S.
Growth (2010–2015): 435%
Revenue (2015): $20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 80

What it does: Operates a card-based pharmacy payment and reimbursement program

3. Vic Progressive Diamond Drilling

PROFIT 500: No. 221
Head Office: Penobsquis, N.B.
Growth (2010–2015): 254%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 158

What it does: Delivers mining services to natural resource extractors

4. Premiere Mortgage Centre

PROFIT 500: No. 426
Head Office: Dartmouth, N.S.
Growth (2010–2015): 105%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 85

What it does: Brokers mortgages for home buyers and commercial clients

5. Full Throttle Power Sports

PROFIT 500: No. 471
Head Office: Dartmouth, N.S.
Growth (2010–2015): 81%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 14

What it does: Sells power sports vehicles, including snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles

6. PQA Testing

PROFIT 500: No. 482
Head Office: Fredericton, N.B.
Growth (2010–2015): 76%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 87

What it does: Provides software testing and quality assurance consulting

7. Centre Transmed

PROFIT 500: No. 484
Head Office: Campbellton, N.B.
Growth (2010–2015): 75%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 51

What it does: Transcribes medical reports for clients in health care and offers translation services

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