The Top 10 Banks of Canada Based on Assets

The Top 10 Canadian Banks based on Assets held as of Dec, 2008 are listed below:


Source: BankScope

The largest Canadian bank based on assets is the Royal Bank of Canada (RY), which is also the most profitable among the big five banks. The second and third largest banks are TD Bank(TD) and Bank of Nova Scotia(BNS) respectively.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp(CMHC) is Canada’s housing agency that provides mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research. Montreal-based  National Bank of Canada trades on the TSX with the ticker NA. Desjardins Group is the country’s largest financial cooperative group.

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