20 Biggest Canadian Family Owned Businesses in the World


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The University of St. Gallen’s Center for Family Business in Switzerland conducts an annual study, the Global Family Business Index, that ranks the world’s five hundred
largest family-controlled firms by revenue. The study concluded that “of the world’s five hundred biggest family-owned or -controlled firms, 20 are Canadian.”

Most of these Canadian family owned business are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), meaning that you can invest directly in these companies by purchasing their common stock through a brokerage.


Source: Global Family Business Index. Center for Family Business, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 2015.


Robin Speziale is the national bestselling author of Market Masters, which is available at Chapters, Indigo, and Coles as well as Costco and Amazon.ca. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Learn more about Market Masters.


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