Private Company Market Size

Goals

Identify the total market size in Canadian dollars of the private company market in Canada as well as a break down of the market by sector and the average value by sector.

Early Findings

Canadian Private Company Market

  • According to Crunchbase, there is a total of 9,773 private companies in Canada. Of these companies, 6,023 are listed as "for profit" companies and 38 are listed as "nonprofits." Because this database provides data on start-ups, we do not believe that this is a complete list of companies.
  • Funding for the private company market in Canada is valued at $35.9 billion.
  • In the private sector in Canada, 69.7% of private companies are small businesses, 19.9% are medium businesses, and 10.4% are large businesses.
  • Private sector employment by industry:
  • Goods-Producing Sector: 3.044 million employees.
    • Agriculture: 111,500 employees.
    • Forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: 280,6 00employees.
    • Utilities: 15,100 employees.
    • Construction: 1 million employees.
    • Manufacturing: 1.637 million employees.
  • Service-Producing Sector: 8.85 million employees.
    • Wholesale and retail trade: 2.522 million employees.
    • Transportation and warehousing: 607,100 employees.
    • Finance, insurance, real estate and leasing: 897,6 00 employees.
    • Professional, scientific and technical services: 981,5 00 employees.
    • Business, building and other support services: 564,000 employees.
    • Educational services: 105.,600 employees.
    • Health care and social assistance: 964,200 employees.
    • Information, culture and recreation: 537,600 employees.
    • Accommodation and food services: 1.112 million employees.
    • Other services (except public administration): 558,500 employees.

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