Top 100 Franchises

Welcome to our definitive list of the ‘Top 100’ franchises operating in Canada. Representing franchises with the highest number of units, the rankings are based on the total number of units in each franchise (high to low). The only stipulation for entry to this category (and all other categories) was that the companies listed must have franchises currently operating in Canada. The listing focuses only on the total franchise units in Canada and is irrespective of the number of units a franchise system may have internationally. Although franchises originating from all corners of the globe were welcomed, the list features Franchisors predominantly from North America, heavily influenced by the U.S.

At first glace perhaps there are no surprises at those occupying the higher rankings of our list 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 18 different industries, this is a true representation of how the franchise market in Canada looks today.

Rank
Company
Name
CAD
Units
Country
of Origin
Year
Founded
Industry
1
Tim Hortons
CAD Units:3,500
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1964
Industry:Coffee Franchises
2
Subway
CAD Units:3,032
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1965
Industry:Food Franchises
3
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
CAD Units:1,400
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1955
Industry:Food Franchises
4
Jan-Pro Canada
CAD Units:1,281
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1991
Industry:Cleaning Franchises
5
A&W Food Services of Canada
CAD Units:803
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1919
Industry:Food Franchises
6
Remax
CAD Units:785
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1973
Industry:Real Estate Franchises
7
CAD Units:724
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1967
Industry:Food Franchises
8
KFC
CAD Units:650
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1953
Industry:Food Franchises
9
Dairy Queen Canada
CAD Units:602
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1940
Industry:Food Franchises
10
CAD Units:500
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1962
Industry:Coffee Franchises
11
Domino's Pizza
CAD Units:422
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1960
Industry:Food Franchises
12
M & M Meat Shops
CAD Units:409
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Retail Franchises
13
H&R Block
CAD Units:401
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1955
Industry:Business Franchises
14
CAD Units:372
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Retail Franchises
15
Wendy's Restaurants of Canada
CAD Units:368
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Food Franchises
16
CAD Units:360
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1975
Industry:Coffee Franchises
17
Canadian Tire
CAD Units:350
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1960
Industry:Retail Franchises
18
Snap-On Tools of Canada
CAD Units:340
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1920
Industry:Retail Franchises
19
Boston Pizza
CAD Units:348
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1964
Industry:Food Franchises
20
CAD Units:334
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food Franchises
21
Kumon Math & Reading Centres
CAD Units:330
Country of Origin:Japan
Year Founded:1958
Industry:Educational Franchises
22
CAD Units:317
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1968
Industry:Food Franchises
23
CAD Units:315
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1958
Industry:Food Franchises
24
Choice Hotels
CAD Units:309
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1939
Industry:Hotel Franchises
25
Burger King
CAD Units:300
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Food Franchises
26
Coffee Time
CAD Units:300
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1982
Industry:Coffee Franchises
27
Booster Juice
CAD Units:285
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1999
Industry:Food Franchises
28
Little Caesars of Canada
CAD Units:-
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1959
Industry:Food Franchises
29
CAD Units:258
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1972
Industry:Financial Franchises
30
CAD Units:248
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1976
Industry:Pet Franchises
31
Gateway Newstands
CAD Units:239
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1983
Industry:Retail Franchises
32
CAD Units:236
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1997
Industry:Food Franchises
33
Bulk Barn Foods Limited
CAD Units:229
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1982
Industry:Retail Franchises
34
CAD Units:218
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2000
Industry:Food Franchises
35
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CAD Units:-
Country of Origin:-
Year Founded:-
Industry:-
36
Taco Bell
CAD Units:206
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1962
Industry:Food Franchises
37
Coffee News
CAD Units:202
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1988
Industry:Advertising Franchises
38
Yogen Fruz Canada
CAD Units:200
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1986
Industry:Food Franchises
39
First Choice Haircutters
CAD Units:194
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Salon /Beauty Franchises
40
Jazzercise
CAD Units:187
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Fitness Franchises
41
Panago Pizza
CAD Units:181
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1986
Industry:Food Franchises
42
Pita Pit
CAD Units:175
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1995
Industry:Food Franchises
43
GNC
CAD Units:171
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1935
Industry:Health & Wellness Franchises
44
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
CAD Units:164
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Hotel Franchises
45
Midas
CAD Units:157
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1956
Industry:Automotive Franchises
46
Cold Stone Creamery
CAD Units:151
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1988
Industry:Food Franchises
47
Belron Canada
CAD Units:150
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1965
Industry:Automotive Franchises
48
CAD Units:147
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Pet Franchises
49
CAD Units:139
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Food Franchises
50
Super 8
CAD Units:136
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1974
Industry:Hotel Franchises
51
Weed Man Canada
CAD Units:133
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1970
Industry:Home & Garden Franchises
52
CAD Units:123
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1977
Industry:Food Franchises
53
CAD Units:120
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1966
Industry:Financial Frachises
54
Arby's Restaurant Group
CAD Units:118
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1964
Industry:Food Franchises
55
The Body Shop
CAD Units:117
Country of Origin:England
Year Founded:1976
Industry:Retail Franchises
56
Jiffy Lube
CAD Units:114
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Automotive Franchises
57
CAD Units:112
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2006
Industry:Home & Garden Franchises
58
Great Clips
CAD Units:110
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1982
Industry:Salon /Beauty Franchises
59
CAD Units:110
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2000
Industry:Food Franchises
60
CAD Units:106
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Real Estate Franchises
61
Valentine
CAD Units:103
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Food Franchises
62
Vanellis
CAD Units:102
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food Franchises
63
Budget Blinds
CAD Units:102
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1992
Industry:Home & Garden Franchises
64
CAD Units:100
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1969
Industry:Food Franchises
65
Baskin-Robbins / Dunkin Brands
CAD Units:98
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1945
Industry:Food Franchises
66
Tutor Doctor
CAD Units:98
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2000
Industry:Educational Franchises
67
CAD Units:97
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1993
Industry:Retail Franchises
68
Popeye's Supplements
CAD Units:95
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Retail Franchises
69
Days Inns - Canada
CAD Units:95
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1970
Industry:Hotel Franchises
70
Travelodge Canada
CAD Units:91
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1939
Industry:Hotel Franchises
71
TCBY Western Canada
CAD Units:91
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food Franchises
72
Beavertails
CAD Units:89
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1978
Industry:Food Franchises
73
Opa Souvlaki
CAD Units:87
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1998
Industry:Food Franchises
74
Uniglass Plus / Ziebart Vitro Plus / Uniban Canada
CAD Units:87
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1959
Industry:Automotive Franchises
75
Marble Slab Creamery
CAD Units:85
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1983
Industry:Food Franchises
76
Holiday Inn Express
CAD Units:84
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Hotel Franchises
77
Mac Tools
CAD Units:84
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1938
Industry:Retail Franchises
78
Realty Executives Int'l.
CAD Units:83
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1965
Industry:Real Estate Franchises
79
Snap Fitness
CAD Units:82
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2003
Industry:Fitness Franchises
80
Sylvan Learning Centers
CAD Units:82
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Educational Franchises
81
Jim's Mowing Canada
CAD Units:81
Country of Origin:Australia
Year Founded:1982
Industry:Home & Garden Franchises
82
CAD Units:80
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1994
Industry:Home Based Franchises
83
Molly Maid
CAD Units:80
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Cleaning Franchises
84
Amerispec Inspection Services
CAD Units:78
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1988
Industry:Real Estate Franchises
85
Servicemaster of Canada
CAD Units:78
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1929
Industry:Cleaning Franchises
86
Papa John's
CAD Units:78
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1985
Industry:Food Franchises
87
Cobs Bread
CAD Units:77
Country of Origin:Australia
Year Founded:1981
Industry:Food Franchises
88
Freshslice Pizza
CAD Units:77
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1999
Industry:Food Franchises
89
Ramada
CAD Units:76
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1954
Industry:Hotel Franchises
90
AMJ Campbell Van Lines
CAD Units:75
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1934
Industry:Moving Franchises
91
CAD Units:75
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2002
Industry:Fitness Franchises
92
CAD Units:75
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1973
Industry:Printing Franchises
93
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
CAD Units:75
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:2006
Industry:Food Franchises
94
Pizzaville
CAD Units:75
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1963
Industry:Food Franchises
95
CAD Units:74
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1995
Industry:Coffee Franchises
96
CAD Units:74
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:2006
Industry:Food Franchises
97
Merry Maids of Canada
CAD Units:72
Country of Origin:USA
Year Founded:1979
Industry:Cleaning Franchises
98
Manchu Wok (Canada)
CAD Units:72
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1980
Industry:Food Franchises
99
CAD Units:70
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1962
Industry:Food Franchises
100
CAD Units:67
Country of Origin:Canada
Year Founded:1963
Industry:Automotive Franchises