Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2016

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What it takes to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

They’re found in every industry and across every province, but these companies share some key qualities: laser focus, smart hiring and continuous improvement. “They demonstrate that you can run a great business in any segment and any community by sticking to timeless principles,” says Peter Brown, senior practice leader at Deloitte Canada. “They’ve figured out that it takes a village to raise a business.” Find out what it takes to earn a spot on this list.


Meet Canada’s Best Managed Companies

New Winners

These companies are joining the “Best Managed Companies” list for the first time.

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Requalified Winners

These companies are returning to the list for their second or third year in a row.

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Gold Winners

These companies have earned the “Best Managed” honour four, five or six years in a row.

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Platinum Winners

These companies have earned the “Best Managed” honour seven years or more in a row.

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(These selections are randomly generated on each page load. Please see full lists for details.)



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How Questrade turns its underdog status into a strength

Surrounded by competitive offerings from the big banks, this discount trading platform has had to compete on speed and customer service


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How Home Hardware competes with big-box home improvement retailers

A unique corporate structure and a focus on local needs helps Home Hardware stay nimble as larger competitors crowd the market


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How Cactus Club turned one funky restaurant into a growing national chain

Richard Jaffray spotted the shift toward casual dining far before most competitors. Now his distinctive West-coast chain is poised to enter the U.S.


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How CANA Group focused on communication to build a stronger team

This Alberta construction firm focused on better communication to engage younger employees and get the whole company innovating together


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How thinking long-term made Hatch one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Faced with a global financial crisis, engineering and construction firm Hatch revolutionized its business without losing focus on its people