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Canada's Top 100 Franchises

Top Canadian Franchises

Welcome to our list of ‘Canada’s Top 100’ franchises. This list represents franchises with the highest number of units located in Canada with the rankings based on the total number of units (high to low). The only stipulation for entry was that the companies listed must have franchises currently operating in Canada. The listing focuses only on the number of franchise units in Canada and does not include the number of franchised units they may have internationally.

At first sight, there may be few surprises at those holding the higher rankings of our list, as they are the most recognizable brands that we see every day. Take a closer look and begin to get an idea of just how varied Canadian franchising really is. Spanning over 23 different industries, this is a true representation of how the franchise market in Canada looks today.

Rank
CAD Units
Company Name
Origin
Founded
Industry
1
CAD Units:3665
Tim Hortons
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1964
Industry:Coffee
2
CAD Units:3112
Subway
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1965
Industry:Food
3
CAD Units:2904
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1955
Industry:Food
4
CAD Units:2201
Circle K
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1951
Industry:Retail
5
CAD Units:1427
Jan-Pro Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1991
Industry:Cleaning
6
CAD Units:1369
Shell Canada Ltd (Convenience Store)
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1911
Industry:Retail
7
CAD Units:974
A&W Food Services of Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1919
Industry:Food
8
CAD Units:920
Canada Bread
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1911
Industry:Food
9
CAD Units:850
Remax
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1973
Industry:Real Estate
10
CAD Units:750
Pizza Pizza
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1967
Industry:Food
11
CAD Units:700
Jani -King
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Cleaning
12
CAD Units:668
Dairy Queen
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1940
Industry:Food
13
CAD Units:650
KFC
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1953
Industry:Food
14
CAD Units:554
Gateway Newstands
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1983
Industry:Retail
15
CAD Units:506
Marlin Travel
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1987
Industry:Travel Agency
16
CAD Units:500
Domino's Pizza
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1960
Industry:Food
17
CAD Units:480
CARSTAR Canada
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1994
Industry:Automotive
18
CAD Units:480
MR. Lube Canada
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1976
Industry:Automotive
19
CAD Units:401
Booster Juice
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1999
Industry:Food
20
CAD Units:393
Boston Pizza
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1964
Industry:Food
21
CAD Units:390
Canadian Tire Gas+
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1922
Industry:Gas
22
CAD Units:369
Snap-On Tools of Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1920
Industry:Retail
23
CAD Units:361
Kumon Math & Reading Centres
Country of Origin:Japan
Year Founded:1958
Industry:Educational
24
CAD Units:360
Wendy's Restaurants of Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Food
25
CAD Units:360
Pet Valu
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1976
Industry:Pet
26
CAD Units:350
Belron Canada
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1965
Industry:Automotive
27
CAD Units:350
The UPS Store
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Retail
28
CAD Units:330
Pizza Hut
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1958
Industry:Food
29
CAD Units:325
Choice Hotels
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1939
Industry:Hotel
30
CAD Units:318
Sunbelt Business Brokers
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1978
Industry:Business Broker
31
CAD Units:301
Country Style Foods
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1962
Industry:Coffee
32
CAD Units:298
Thai Express
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2000
Industry:Food
33
CAD Units:296
Yogen Fruz Canada (Pinkberry,Yogurty's,Sweet Jesus,Yeh!)
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1986
Industry:Food
34
CAD Units:290
Harvey's
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1959
Industry:Food
35
CAD Units:285
M & M Meat Shops
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Retail
36
CAD Units:283
Freshii
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2005
Industry:Food
37
CAD Units:281
Burger King
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Food
38
CAD Units:269
Fix Auto
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1992
Industry:Automotive
39
CAD Units:252
Mr. Sub
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1968
Industry:Food
40
CAD Units:240
Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd.
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1983
Industry:Real Estate
41
CAD Units:237
Budget Rent-A-Car
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1960
Industry:Automotive
42
CAD Units:233
Pita Pit
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1995
Industry:Food
43
CAD Units:227
Uniglass Plus/Ziebart Vitro Plus/Uniban Cda
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1977
Industry:Automotive
44
CAD Units:220
Liberty Tax Service
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1972
Industry:Accounting
45
CAD Units:218
Swiss Chalet
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Food
46
CAD Units:200
Panago Pizza
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1986
Industry:Food
47
CAD Units:199
Coffee News
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1988
Industry:Advertising
48
CAD Units:192
Jazzercise
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Fitness
49
CAD Units:188
Second Cup
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1975
Industry:Coffee
50
CAD Units:188
Global Pet Foods
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1976
Industry:Pet
51
CAD Units:185
Anytime Fitness
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2002
Industry:Fitness
52
CAD Units:180
Taco Bell
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1962
Industry:Food
53
CAD Units:180
Holiday Inn Express
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Hotel
54
CAD Units:172
ProColor Collison
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2001
Industry:Automotive
55
CAD Units:170
Mary Browns
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Food
56
CAD Units:170
INS Market
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1994
Industry:Retail
57
CAD Units:166
Expedia CruiseShips Centers LTD.
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1987
Industry:Travel Agency
58
CAD Units:162
Sushi Shop
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2000
Industry:Food
59
CAD Units:155
Great Clips
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1982
Industry:Salon/Beauty
60
CAD Units:152
Robin's
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1975
Industry:Food
61
CAD Units:150
F45 Training
Country of Origin:Australia
Year Founded:2012
Industry:Fitness
62
CAD Units:145
Master Automotive
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1994
Industry:Automotive
63
CAD Units:145
Quizno's Canada Corporation
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food
64
CAD Units:144
Papa John's
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1985
Industry:Food
65
CAD Units:142
Pizza Nova
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1963
Industry:Food
66
CAD Units:140
Edo Japan
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Food
67
CAD Units:140
Popeye's Supplements
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1997
Industry:Retail
68
CAD Units:138
The Body Shop
Country of Origin:England
Year Founded:1976
Industry:Retail
69
CAD Units:138
Magicuts
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1922
Industry:Salon/Beauty
70
CAD Units:136
Super 8
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1974
Industry:Hotel
71
CAD Units:132
Jugo Juice
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Food
72
CAD Units:132
Mucho Burito
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2006
Industry:Food
73
CAD Units:131
JDI Cleaning Systems Inc.
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1992
Industry:Cleaning
74
CAD Units:130
Magnetsigns Advertising
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1995
Industry:Advertising
75
CAD Units:130
Cora
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1987
Industry:Food
76
CAD Units:128
Quesada Burritos & Tacos
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2004
Industry:Food
77
CAD Units:126
Great Canadian Dollar Store
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1993
Industry:Retail
78
CAD Units:125
TacoTime Canada Inc.
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1977
Industry:Food
79
CAD Units:125
Budget Blinds
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1992
Industry:Home & Garden
80
CAD Units:124
Your Dollar Store With More
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1996
Industry:Retail
81
CAD Units:123
Les Rôtisseries St - Hubert Canada
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1951
Industry:Food
82
CAD Units:122
Fabutan Suntan Studios
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Salon/Beauty
83
CAD Units:121
Oxford Learning Centers
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1984
Industry:Educational
84
CAD Units:120
Midas
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1956
Industry:Automotive
85
CAD Units:120
Cobs Bread
Country of Origin:Australia
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food
86
CAD Units:120
Multi-Menu
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Pet
87
CAD Units:119
ServiceMasters Clean
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1929
Industry:Cleaning
88
CAD Units:119
Tutor Doctor
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2000
Industry:Educational
89
CAD Units:116
New York Fries
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1984
Industry:Food
90
CAD Units:116
Chatters Limited Partnership
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1991
Industry:Salon/Beauty
91
CAD Units:113
Days Inns - Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1970
Industry:Hotel
92
CAD Units:112
Padgett Business Service
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1966
Industry:Accounting
93
CAD Units:110
Action Coach
Country of Origin:Australia
Year Founded:1993
Industry:Business Coaching
94
CAD Units:110
Abrakadoodle
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2002
Industry:Children
95
CAD Units:110
Orange Theory Fitness
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2010
Industry:Fitness
96
CAD Units:107
Maid Pro
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1991
Industry:Cleaning
97
CAD Units:107
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1972
Industry:Food
98
CAD Units:107
A buyer's Choice Home Inspection
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2005
Industry:Inspection
99
CAD Units:106
Montana's BBQ & Bar
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1995
Industry:Food
100
CAD Units:105
Baskin Robbins / Dunking Brands
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1945
Industry:Food
101
CAD Units:104
Smitty' Canada Inc.
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1960
Industry:Food
102
CAD Units:103
First Choice Haircutters
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Salon/Beauty
103
CAD Units:102
BarBurrito Restaurants Inc.
Country of Origin:England
Year Founded:2005
Industry:Food
104
CAD Units:101
Regus
Country of Origin:Belgium
Year Founded:1989
Industry:B2B
105
CAD Units:101
The Chopped Leaf
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2009
Industry:Food
106
CAD Units:100
Opa Souvlaki
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Food
107
CAD Units:98
Massage Addict Inc.
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2008
Industry:Spa
108
CAD Units:97
Gino's Pizza
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food
109
CAD Units:96
UCMAS Canada Inc.
Country of Origin:Malaysia
Year Founded:1993
Industry:Educational
110
CAD Units:96
9 Round Kickboxing
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2008
Industry:Fitness
111
CAD Units:94
Weed Man
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1970
Industry:Home & Garden
112
CAD Units:93
Travelodge
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1939
Industry:Hotel
113
CAD Units:89
Hallmark Cards Canada
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1910
Industry:Retail
114
CAD Units:87
Sunset Grill restaurants Ltd
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1985
Industry:Food
115
CAD Units:87
PropertyGuys.com
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Real Estate
116
CAD Units:86
Jiffy Lube
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Automotive
117
CAD Units:83
Marble Slab Creamery
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1983
Industry:Food
118
CAD Units:81
Pillar to Post Professional Home Inspectors
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1994
Industry:Inspection
119
CAD Units:81
ServiceMasters Restore-disaster restoration & reconstruction
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1929
Industry:Restoration
120
CAD Units:80
Pizzaville
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1963
Industry:Food
121
CAD Units:79
Molly Maid
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Cleaning
122
CAD Units:79
AmeriSpec - home and commercial inspection services
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1987
Industry:Inspection
123
CAD Units:78
Sylvan
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Educational
124
CAD Units:77
NOVUS Glass
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1985
Industry:Automotive
125
CAD Units:76
Trade Secrets / Glamour Secrets / Taylor & Colt
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1990
Industry:Salon/Beauty