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Investor 500 2015: Canada’s 15 most profitable companies

These are some of the best stocks to consider if you’re looking for firms throwing off the biggest profits

RBC headquarters, looking up

RBC is Canada’s most profitable company. (Machado Noa/LightRocket/Getty)

Canadian Business’s annual Investor 500 stock ranking typically sorts stocks by their one-year return on investment, but there are lots of other ways to rank the leading companies of the TSX.

Here are the most profitable publicly traded companies in Canada:

RankCompanyTicker1-Year* Profit (millions)
1Royal Bank of CanadaRY$9,277
2Toronto-Dominion BankTD$7,794
3Bank of Nova ScotiaBNS$7,095
4Bank of MontrealBNO$4,215
5Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.CNQ$3,929
6Encana Corp.ECA$3,704
7Manulife Financial Corp.MFC$3,501
8Brookfield Asset Management Inc.BAM.A$3,445
9Imperial Oil Ltd.IMO$3,260
10Canadian National Railway Co.CNR$3,248
12Great-West Lifeco Inc.GWO$2,668
13BCE Inc.BCE$2,422
14Power Financial Corp.PWF$2,268
15Thomson Reuters Corp.TRI$2,205
*Most recent four reported quarters, as of May 1, 2015