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Targeting Companies by Industry

Create lists of companies and learn more about specific industries.

Public companies in Canada

Do you have a list of companies you would like to work for? Use LexisNexis or Mergent to create a list of companies in a particular industry.

LexisNexis

  • Expand "Get Company Info" tab in lower right corner
  • Select Company Dossier Link
  • Select "Create a Company List" tab in the middle
  • You can search by any of the criteria - city, NAICS, SIC, company type, etc. Additional criteria can be added by choosing "Business Description" from the drop-down menu. 
  • Additional instructions with screenshots are available in this document.
Mergent Online
  • Deselect all boxes except for "International Company Database (Active)"
  • Select "Primary NAICS"
  • Use "Code Lookup" to find industry
    (Ex: NAICS 3254 - Pharmaceuticals)
  • Choose country from pulldown menu
  • Click "Search" button
  • Click company name to see details

Private companies in Canada

Please note that private company data is very limited. Most comes from directories or from web crawling.

LexisNexis

  • Expand "Get Company Info" tab in lower right corner
  • Select Company Dossier Link
  • Select "Create a Company List" tab in the middle
  • Under company type, select "All Private" or check additional private company options in the drop-down menu
  • Add additional criteria (location, industry, etc) as preferred.
  • Additional instructions with screenshots are available in this document.

Additional Company Resources

Company Rankings (U.S.)

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