Standard Industrial Classification - Companies and Enterprises (SIC-C) 1980

Status: This standard was replaced by the 'North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 1997' as of March 16, 1998.

The Canadian Standard Industrial Classification for Companies and Enterprises, 1980 (SIC-C) is a system for classifying companies and enterprises according to the activity(ies) in which they are engaged. It is used to facilitate the collection, tabulation, presentation and analysis of financial statistics and related data. As a reference manual, the SIC-C provides a classification structure; a classified index, which includes the definition of subsegments and examples to clarify the content of each subsegment; an alphabetical index; and comparison tables between this classification and the establishment-based classification (1980 SIC-C).

Please note that the SIC-C has been replaced by NAICS Canada. Once implementation of NAICS Canada is complete, the SIC-C will be discontinued.

Classification structure

Standard Industrial Classification - Companies and Enterprises (SIC-C) 1980 - Classification structure
Code Sector
AFood, Beverage and Tobacco Food, Beverage and Tobacco
BWood and Paper Wood and Paper
CEnergy Energy
DChemicals, Chemical Products and Textiles Chemicals, Chemical Products and Textiles
EMetallic Minerals and Metal Products Metallic Minerals and Metal Products
FMachinery and Equipment (except Electrical) Machinery and Equipment (except Electrical)
GTransportation Equipment Transportation Equipment
HElectrical and Electronic Products Electrical and Electronic Products
IConstruction and Related Activities Construction and Related Activities
JTransportation Services Transportation Services
KCommunications Communications
LFinance and Insurance Finance and Insurance
MGeneral Services to Business General Services to Business
NGovernment Services Government Services
OEducation, Health and Social Services Education, Health and Social Services
PAccommodation, Restaurants and Recreation Services Accommodation, Restaurants and Recreation Services
QFood Retailing Food Retailing
RConsumer Goods and Services Consumer Goods and Services
Date modified: