Canaan Group Named a 2021 B.C. Finalist for Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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We are pleased to announce that Canaan Group has been selected as one of three BC Finalists for Canada’s Best Managed Companies, which is Canada’s leading business awards program that recognizes excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Every year hundreds of businesses compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

The 2021 winners will be announced on May 5, 2021. We wish all our fellow finalists the best of luck and we’re humbled to be included in such excellent company.

About Canaan Group

The Canaan Group of companies was founded in 1981 and is one of the pioneers in the freight forwarding business in Canada. Initially providing transportation solutions between Asia and North America, Canaan has now grown to have global reach. From the bustling Japan trade of the 1980’s to the tech boom of the 21st century, Canaan Group has been first and foremost a solution provider. Through our partners globally, Canaan now covers 75 countries and 200 offices worldwide.

We have grown over time to develop expertise in 15 core industries. From typical transportation modes like ocean and air, the key to our success is seeking out innovative solutions to make your transportation needs better. Our motto is “Delivered as Promised”, to deliver your products on time and on budget while providing you with superb service the whole time.

Canaan Group now is a fully integrated, all-inclusive transportation solution for all customers looking for supply chain management, logistics, import/export trading, freight forwarding, and business services. With our headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, we are well positioned to handle all our needs to and from Asia, Europe, South America, United States, and Africa. Within Canada, we maintain offices in Vancouver, Richmond, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

The awards are granted on four levels:
1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year);
2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years);
4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more).

Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group. For further information, visit