Standard Industrial Classification - Establishments (SIC-E) 1980

N - Government Service Industries

Many government establishments engage in activities which are also carried out by non-government establishments and as a consequence such government establishments are classified to the same industrial category as their non-government counterparts. There remain however, three types of government establishments engaged in activities which are not found in the non-government universe and which are therefore, identified as providing Government Services. These are:
a) establishments engaged in activities of a purely governmental nature - national defence, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs and international assistance, and general services which cover government activities (e.g. legislatures, taxation, etc.);
b) establishments which direct, support, control and otherwise administer activities carried on largely, but by no means exclusively, by non-government establishments. These activities can be grouped into those which relate to the maintenance and development of human resources and those whose primary concern is with economic development;
c) establishments such as small municipalities which may engage in a wide range of government and non-government activities but whose size precludes the possibility of producing principal statistics for each of these activities.

Standard Industrial Classification - Establishments (SIC-E) 1980 - Classification structure
Code Major group
81Federal Government Service Industries Federal Government Service Industries
82Provincial and Territorial Government Service Industries Provincial and Territorial Government Service Industries
83Local Government Service Industries Local Government Service Industries
84International and Other Extra-Territorial Government Service Industries International and Other Extra-Territorial Government Service Industries
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