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The Canadian stocks with the best three-year returns

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Most of the best performing stocks on the TSX over three years are miners.
Most of the best performing stocks on the TSX over three years are miners.

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.

Shopify, headquartered in Ottawa, is Canada's largest publicly-traded company by market cap.
Shopify is Canada's largest publicly-traded company by market cap.

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.

Copper futures have seen a massive rally since the start of the pandemic.
Copper futures have seen a massive rally since the start of the pandemic.

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.

easyhome location inside a mall
easyhome location inside a mall

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.

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