North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 3.0


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48-49 - Transportation and warehousing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in transporting passengers and goods, warehousing and storing goods, and providing services to these establishments. The modes of transportation are road (trucking, transit and ground passenger), rail, water, air and pipeline. These are further subdivided according to the way in which businesses in each mode organize their establishments. National post office and courier establishments, which also transport goods, are included in this sector. Warehousing and storage establishments are subdivided according to the type of service and facility that is operated.

Many of the establishments in this sector are structured as networks, with activities, workers, and physical facilities distributed over an extensive geographic area.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 3.0 - Classification structure
Code Subsector
481Air transportation Air transportation
482Rail transportation Rail transportation
483Water transportation Water transportation
484Truck transportation Truck transportation
485Transit and ground passenger transportation Transit and ground passenger transportation
486Pipeline transportation Pipeline transportation
487Scenic and sightseeing transportation Scenic and sightseeing transportation
488Support activities for transportation Support activities for transportation
491Postal service Postal service
492Couriers and messengers Couriers and messengers
493Warehousing and storage Warehousing and storage
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