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The 2016 PROFIT 500!

Entries are now closed for the 2016 ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. The full list will be revealed here in September. While you wait, why not read about last year's winners?

Meet the 2015 PROFIT 500

The Complete 2015 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

PLUS: Success Stories | Rankings by Industry | Rankings by Region

PROFIT 500 Success Stories

Why Canada’s Fastest-Growing Company Keeps Innovating in Tough Times

A relentless focus on new ideas helped Western Manufacturing to the #1 spot on the 2015 PROFIT 500

16 Growth Hacks from the PROFIT 500

Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies share the secrets and strategies that have powered their inspiring success

How to Wow New Hires from Day One

At Achievers, employee engagement begins as soon as someone accepts a job offer

Proof That Breaking the Mould Pays Off

An innovative product format boosted sales and earned KFI a spot on the 2015 PROFIT 500

How to Build Your Own Market

Arash Fasihi of Cymax knows many consumers aren’t ready to buy furniture online—yet. But he’s making a big bet that one day they will

The Big Benefits of Eliminating Middle Managers

Travel management firm CTMS is fast, nimble and, most important, saving a bundle

How to Slash Your U.S. Shipping Costs

Introducing a new shipping system helped Delviro Energy land a spot on the 2015 PROFIT 500

Why You Should Follow Your Staff’s Data Trail

Leerom Segal argues CEOs should pay more attention to the information generated by their employees

How to Bridge the Skills Gap for Yourself

What can you do if institutions aren’t pumping out the kind of talent you need? Mandy Gilbert of Creative Niche simply built a better school

Why Your Business Shouldn’t Stop at the Border

Learning how to negotiate the U.S. market helped Atlantis Programs and Pedalhead Bike Camps to a spot on the 2015 PROFIT 500

2015 Rankings by Region


Alberta’s most populous city boasts a diversified corporate community, including these 35 standouts


The Sunshine Province’s capital is full of smart firms, including these 24 bright lights


The biggest metropolis in Quebec is full of dynamic entrepreneurs, including the leaders of these 44 firms


The nation’s capital is home to some top businesses, including these 15 dynamic firms


Canada’s biggest city remains an economic powerhouse. Meet 185 of its most successful firms


B.C.’s coastal metropolis is a big player in the tech industry, and beyond. These 68 firms stand out


Some impressive firms are headquartered in Manitoba’s capital, including these 12 success stories

2015 Rankings by Industry


These 33 firms are building the nation’s economy

Consumer Services

Not everyone can deliver service with a smile. These 24 standouts show how it’s done

Financial Services

These 28 companies are leading the way in the money business

Human Resources

People skills are always in demand, and these 22 firms have them in spades

Industrial Services

The jobs these 22 companies do may not be glamorous, but they’re crucial

Information Technology

The domestic technology sector has never been stronger, and these 76 companies lead the way


Making things is still a great way to make money, as these 100 standouts show

Marketing & Media

Not all promotional firms live up to the hype, but these 40 certainly do

Professional Services

The work they do may vary, but all 33 of these firms help other businesses run better


The storefronts—virtual or bricks-and-mortar—of these 25 companies are buzzing

Software Development

Coding is a great way to make bank, as these 51 firms can attest

Transportation & Logistics

These 28 firms keep the country’s supply chains moving

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“When I launched my first business, I had two goals in mind: to survive, and to make the PROFIT [500] ranking.”

Robert Herjavec
The Herjavec Group, Toronto


Now in its 28th year, the PROFIT 500 is by far Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth– nationally, regionally and by industry–the PROFIT 500 program gives entrepreneurs and their businesses the recognition they deserve for their achievements and contributions to Canada! Your business is real contender for the PROFIT 500 if its sales have grown by just 50% or more over the past five years.

New for 2016: We're celebrating the growth of younger companies with a special companion ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Startups! If your business is less than five years old, and has grown significantly in the past two years, we encourage you to enter a ballot now.


The PROFIT 500 companies receive local and national media attention that can attract new customers, employees and investors. What’s more, it’s a great honour to say you’re in the top 500 of Canada’s more than 1 million companies. You’ll also receive:

  • The opportunity to attend the private PROFIT 500 CEO Summit, Canada’s most exclusive and enriching conference for entrepreneurial achievers
  • Profile in a special PROFIT 500 issue of Canadian Business and at
  • Additional year-round publicity opportunities via Canadian Business and
  • Full use of PROFIT 500 logo, declaring your business is one of Canada’s best
  • PR and marketing support from PROFIT
  • Discounted tickets to select PROFIT events


We've designed the PROFIT 500 ranking to benefit your business. That's why we:

  • Publish additional rankings by industry and location, along with the national list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies
  • Publish company revenue as a range (e.g., $5-10 million)
  • Never disclose individual firms' profits


You’re a contender if your business has grown by just 50% or more over the past five years. It's easy to enter: simply fill out our ballot form. If it looks as though you're a contender, we will contact you for more information shortly.

Entry Deadline: May 31, 2016

For PROFIT 500 sponsorship information, contact Ian Portsmouth, publisher of PROFIT and Canadian Business, at

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