As markets become more globalized and economies become more entwined, it's impossible to ignore the importance of investing in international stocks. Mutual funds, index funds, and exchange-traded funds have all combined to make your international choices simpler, quicker, and in many cases, more efficient.

But for many of you, investing in a passive index fund just isn't enough, because you're interested in country-specific stocks. You want to invest in companies on the ground -- not in a basket of companies in a mutual fund. Maybe you want direct exposure to Chinese agriculture, Spanish communications, or German banking -- and this is where you'll find it.

In a country-by-country rundown, we're taking a tour across the globe finding out which foreign stocks are traded on major U.S. exchanges. Hopefully it will get your engine going.

In today's article, we'll be taking a look at seven companies whose headquarters are in Canada.



Market Cap (millions)

Recent Price

Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO)

Financial – banking



Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX)

Basic materials – gold



Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM)

Financial – asset management



Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI)




Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ)

Specialized semiconductor



Enbridge (NYSE: ENB)

Oil and gas pipelines



IMAX (Nasdaq: IMAX)

Consumer – photographic equipment



*Does not include stocks with a market cap below $100 million.

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