Biggest First Nations Businesses in B.C. in 2021

 

Ranked by total number of employees in B.C. in 2021

Published December 6, 2021. Sources: Interviews with companies that responded to requests for information by deadline and BIV research.

Rank '21 Company Top local executive(s) Products/services offered Year founded Ownership B.C. staff '21/'20
1

Tahltan Nation Development Corp
PO Box 250, IR #9, Dease Lake V0C 1L0
P: 250-771-5482 F: NA tndc.ca

NA

Provides heavy construction, earthworks, camp services, air support, aviation, energy, forestry, transportation and fibre optic communications services. TNDC serves the resource exploration, mine development and mining, building construction, forestry, hydroelectric power, civil, infrastructure and public works sectors

1985

The Tahltan Nation: Tahltan Band, Iskut Band and Tahltan Central Government

350
360

2

Coast Tsimshian Resources LP
4906 Keith Ave, Terrace V8G 5L8
P: 250-748-0501 F: NA laxbdl.com/ctr

Dave Martin, vice-president, operations, Carl Sampson, chief operating officer

Lumber and other forest products

2005

Lax Kw’alaams Business Development LP

300
300

3

Duz Cho Group of Cos
5360 Ritchie Rd, Mackenzie V0J 2C0
P: 250-997-4420 F: NA duzcho.com

Carl Baker, chairman, Duz Cho Group, Al Humphreys, general manager

Forestry, logging, construction

1988

100% owned by the McLeod Lake Indian Band

250 (1)
NA

4

Blue Collar Group
255 Lear Rd, Quesnel V2J 5V5
P: 250-992-9709 F: 866-230-8907 bluecollargroup.ca

Mark Courtney, owner

Services the forestry, energy, mining and resource sectors in Western Canada with Blue Collar Silviculture, Blue Collar Camps and the First Nations Youth Training Program

1983

NA

250
250

5

Grieg Seafood B.C. Ltd
1180 Ironwood St Suite 106, Campbell River V9W 5P7
P: 250-286-0838 F: NA griegseafoodcanada.com

Rocky Boschman, managing director

Salmon farming off Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast

1992

Partnership

180
170

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