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

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62 - Health care and social assistance

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing health care by diagnosis and treatment, providing residential care for medical and social reasons, and providing social assistance, such as counselling, welfare, child protection, community housing and food services, vocational rehabilitation and child care, to those requiring such assistance.

623 - Nursing and residential care facilities

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing residential care combined with either nursing, supervisory or other types of care as required by the residents. In this subsector, the facilities are a significant part of the production process and the care provided is a mix of health and social services, with the health component being largely nursing services.

6232 - Residential developmental handicap, mental health and substance abuse facilities

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing residential care to people with developmental handicaps, mental illnesses or substance abuse problems.

62321 - Residential developmental handicap facilities

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing residential care services for persons diagnosed with developmental handicaps. These facilities may provide some health care, though the focus is protective supervision, room, board and counselling. This care can be provided in a group home or institutional setting. Some institutions may be referred to as hospitals for the developmentally handicapped.

62322 - Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing residential care and treatment for patients with mental health and substance abuse illnesses. These establishments provide room, board, supervision, counselling and other social services. Medical services may be available but they are incidental to the counselling, mental rehabilitation and support services offered. These establishments generally provide a wide range of social services in addition to counselling.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • in-patient treatment of mental health and substance abuse illnesses with an emphasis on medical treatment and monitoring (See 622210 Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals)
    • residential care for persons with developmental handicaps (See 623210 Residential developmental handicap facilities)
    • treatment of mental health and substance abuse illnesses on an exclusively out-patient basis (See 621420 Out-patient mental health and substance abuse centres)
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