Branham300 Online - 2005 Edition

Branham300Now in its twelfth year, the Branham300 continues to highlight the top Canadian IT companies. It represents a truly insightful piece of intelligence on the Canadian information technology market. Canadian companies are ranked based on worldwide revenues whereas multinationals are ranked solely on revenues earned within Canada.

The list consists of the following categories:

Companies must meet three of the following criteria to be considered a Canadian company1 for the purposes of applying for the Branham300 other than the multinational listing:
  1. The company was founded in Canada and their headquarters remain in Canada
  2. Over 50% of their employees are located in Canada;
  3. Corporate direction is determined in Canada; and
  4. Over 50% of their research and development activities are conducted in Canada.
Additionally, the article 2004 Was A Year Of Success and 2005 Is Already Looking Good, provides highlights of the leaders in the following categories for the 2005 edition:

Branham300 Exclusions

The Branham300 represents information gathered from applicants and gathered through other public sources. In certain instances private companies did not disclose their revenues and in some cases Multinationals did not reveal earnings generated in Canada, and as such these companies were excluded from the Branham300. Examples of the companies tracked but excluded as ranking was not feasible, are:


  • Adobe Systems
  • Apple Computer Inc.
  • BenQ America
  • CapGemini
  • Intel
  • NCR Canada Ltd.
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Unisys
Canadian IT Companies
  • ACL Services Ltd.
  • AcSys Biometrics
  • ADDSecure.Net Inc.
  • Castek Inc.
  • Chancery Software Ltd.
  • Cloakware Corp.
  • Core Software Corp.
  • Databeacon Inc.
  • emailtopia
  • FSC Internet Corp.
  • Hemera Technologies Inc.
  • INEA Corporation
  • March Networks
  • Mitel
  • Nomino Technologies
  • Octanewave Software Inc.
  • SiGe Semiconductor Inc.*
  • Teilhard Technologies Inc.
  • WebPlan Inc.
* Unfortunately SiGE, a private company, released its 2004 revenue figures (US$20.1 million) after the Branham300 had been compiled.

The list represents a snapshot of the companies surveyed at a specific point in time according to specific criteria. Where estimates were provided, these estimates have not been updated to reflect actual figures.

1.   If the company is a subsidiary, we determine the level of involvement of the parent company. If the subsidiary meets the above criteria and is operating independently from the parent company, for the purposes of this listing, they are considered a Canadian company.