Canada's stock market is dominated by the financial and energy sectors, but that doesn't mean they provide the highest returns.
The Toronto Stock Exchange released a list of the 30 top-performing stocks over the past three years, including dividends. Fourteen of the 30 are from the mining industry and five hail from the technology sector. The rest are from a diverse group of industries.
The top 30, which have been dubbed the TSX30, have created $248 billion in market capitalization growth over the past three years and average adjusted returns of more than 300 per cent.
Here are the top 10, the rest can be found here.
1. Aura Minerals ORA.TO +1,125 per cent
A commodities boom helped the Latin America-focused gold and base metal miner's share price rocket.
2. Shopify SHOP.TO +846 per cent
Canada's largest company by market capitalization not only survived the pandemic but thrived as people shopped from home.
3. Trisura Group TSU.TO +523 per cent
The specialty insurance company is experiencing rapid growth and has operations in Canada, the U.S. and globally.
4. Ballard Power Systems BLDP.TO +495 per cent
The provider of hydrogen technology for automakers continued to build on gains after being a TSX top performer in 2019
5. Capstone Mining CS.TO +433 per cent
It scours the Americas for copper, molybdenum, silver, zinc, lead, iron, and gold deposits.
6. Champion Iron CIA.TO +365 per cent
The company searches for iron ore in Canada and sells it domestically as well as to China, Japan, and other global markets.
7. goeasy GSY.TO +327 per cent
Loans through easyfinancial and household products leased through easyhome helped make this a stock market darling.
8. Orla Mining OLA.TO +313 per cent
The company explores for gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper deposits, with mines in Mexico and Panama.
9. SilverCrest Metals SIL.TO +286 per cent
The miner is focused on Mexico and primarily explores for silver and gold properties.
10. Wesdome Gold Mines WDO.TO +283 per cent
Wesdome looks for gold in Canada and sells it in the form of bars.
Jessy Bains is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jessysbains.