Top hiring US companies in Canada must make several adjustments to succeed in their new environment. Most of them have to create new companies of the same name, which become subsidiaries owned by the parent companies in the United States. These new companies enable them to do business in their new countries.
Still, they are proud of their association with America’s successful companies and strive to add value to the brand. Strictly speaking, though, let’s remind ourselves that these companies are Canadian companies by law. We explain them below.
American companies in Canada
IBM which stands for International Business Machines is an American computer maker. The company is now also a software and AI developer. IBM is one of America’s most iconic companies. IBM has a great and storied history in Canada; the company has been active here for about 105 years. The current building that IBM occupies is at 3600 Steeles Avenue East. That is a century of innovation to provide solutions to customers, the country and the world.
IBM Canada is now heavily involved in the research and development of artificial intelligence to provide real-time solutions to problems in many key areas of commerce and industry.
Lowe’s, which is registered as Lowe’s Companies, Incorporated, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Lowe’s is the second largest hardware chain in the United States, they sell upgraded versions of home appliances; everything that can make the house more beautiful, comfortable and admirable. The company’s headquarters are located in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company operates a chain of stores in the United States and Canada. Lowes currently operates approximately 2,197 home improvement and hardware stores in North America.
Wendy’s is an American fast food restaurant chain with an international presence in Canada and several other countries. The company was founded on November 15, 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. The company moved its headquarters to Dublin, Ohio on January 29, 2006. Wendy’s is now the world’s third-largest hamburger fast food chain with 6,711 locations. The company advertises that all of the meat it uses in its products is 100 percent fresh and has not been refrigerated at all. The company also supplies fresh meat.
The McDonald’s Corporation is an iconic American company. This fast food company was founded in 1940 as a restaurant run by two brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. The company was based in San Bernardino, California, United States. However, it was businessman Ray Kroc, who joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955, who turned the company into the massive chain it is today. He bought the chain from the McDonald brothers and built it into an iconic company.
In 1967, the first McDonald’s Canada opened in Richmond, BC, and the business has continued to grow ever since. McDonald’s Canada has strengthened the McDonald’s brand and has become one of the world’s leading food service retailers.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company. The company has become synonymous with finding answers on the internet. However, that’s not all Google does. The company also specializes in Internet-related services and products; including online advertising, cloud computing, software and hardware. Google is currently developing the next generation of AI that will have real-life applications such as self-driving cars, home management computers, and much more.
Google was founded in September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They were both Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. Google’s growth in Canada is stable; the company is undergoing an expansion of its presence in Canada. Google plans to build three new offices in Waterloo, Toronto and Montreal. Google Canada currently employs more than 1,500 people, including engineers, game developers, sales leaders, and AI researchers. When the expansion is complete, the workforce in Canada should increase to 5,000.
Amazon.com, Incorporated is an American technology giant. This company is not just another multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington; it is one of the most valuable brands in America and the world. The company focuses on e-commerce, but now also adds cloud computing, digital streaming and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the US information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook.
Amazon Canada Headquarters at 40 King St W 47th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 4A9, Canada. Amazon Canada is also setting up more offices; expand its business and hire more people; more than 3,000 jobs are expected to be created in Canada.
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company. This too is an iconic American company, a world leader in technological development. Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. The company develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software and is now active in consumer electronics, personal computers and related services.
Microsoft is best known for its Microsoft Windows operating systems, and also for its software, the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft also produces the Xbox video game consoles.
Microsoft came to Canada in 1985. It is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. The Canadian presence has become a global leader in custom software, services and solutions for people and businesses.
Next we have Cisco Systems, Inc. that we will describe as the Microsoft of networking. This too is an American company with a huge presence in Canada. Cisco Systems is headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. The company develops, manufactures and sells network hardware, software and telecommunications equipment. Cisco Systems’ more expensive products are highly secured and encrypted; they are, in effect, military-grade communications systems.
Cisco Systems Canada Co. is located at 88 Queens Quay West, Suite 2700, Toronto, Ontario M5J 0B8, Canada. The company has 1,700 employees and has been named Canada’s Best Employer for 2021 by Forbes.
9. Fed ex
FedEx Corporation, formerly Federal Express Corporation, is an American multinational delivery company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The company also has a strong presence in Canada; it has 7500 employees and is also listed as the 37e best employer in Canada by Forbes. The company is in the transport and delivery industry; it was one of the first major shipping companies to offer overnight delivery as a flagship service. In Canada, the company is based in Mississauga, Ontario.
Costco Wholesale Corporation, which most of us know simply as Costco, is an American multinational corporation that operates a chain of membership-only stores. The company is the fifth largest retailer in the world and many people’s number one choice when it comes to beef, organic foods, chicken and wine as of 2016. Costco also sells electronics.
In Canada, the company is based in Ottawa, Ontario, and has 39,000 employees. It is listed as the number 13 best employer in Canada.
Other US companies in Canada are:
- Newmont Corporation
In the interest of fairness and responsible reporting, it should be noted that the business environment of the US and Canada is quite different. Many companies that come to Canada to do business fail, and the matter is even worse for Canadian companies trying to expand into America. Nevertheless, US companies make up some of the best and safest employers in Canada; very solid companies with great performance.