Atlantic Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies: 2017 PROFIT 500

PROFIT 500: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
The iconic Bluenose II during the Tall Ships Parade of Sail in Halifax Harbour near the Macdonald Bridge and naval base in August 2017

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Canada’s eastern seaboard is home to some of the country’s most dynamic and successful firms, and the Atlantic Canadian companies on the 2017 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies are proof.

The five Atlantic Canadian firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 376% between 2011 and 2016. Collectively they employed 236 full time-equivalent employees in 2016.

Here is the complete list of Atlantic Canada’s fastest-growing companies for 2017.

1. Supplement King Canada
PROFIT 500: No. 85
Growth (2011–2016): 856%
Revenue (2016): $5–10 million
Headquarters: Dartmouth, N.S.
What it does: Franchises a chain of stores selling health and fitness supplements

2. ScreenScape
PROFIT 500: No. 118
Growth (2011–2016): 591%
Revenue (2016): $2–5 million
Headquarters: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
What it does: Develops web-based software that controls digital displays

3. World Link Food Distributors
PROFIT 500: No. 272
Growth (2011–2016): 220%
Revenue (2016): $50–100 million
Headquarters: Goffs, N.S.
What it does: Sells seafood products from Atlantic Canada to wholesalers and retailers

4. Premiere Mortgage Centre
PROFIT 500: No. 382
Growth (2011–2016): 131%
Revenue (2016): $10–20 million
Headquarters: Halifax, N.S.
What it does: Brokers mortgages for home buyers and commercial clients

5. PQA (Professional Quality Assurance)
PROFIT 500: No. 481
Growth (2011–2016): 83%
Revenue (2016): $10–20 million
Headquarters: Fredericton, N.B.
What it does: Provides software testing and quality assurance consulting