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


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238910 - Site preparation contractors

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in site preparation activities, such as excavating and grading, demolition of buildings and other structures, and septic system installation.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • blast hole drilling (except mining)
    • blasting and trenching, construction site
    • building demolition
    • construction equipment (except cranes) rental with operator
    • digging foundations
    • excavating contractors
    • foundation drilling contractors
    • land clearing, contractors
    • pile driving, contractors
    • power, communication and pipe lines, rights of way clearance (except maintenance)
    • septic tanks and weeping tile, installation

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • construction equipment rental without an operator (See 532410 Construction, transportation, mining, and forestry machinery and equipment rental and leasing)
    • crane rental with operator (See 238990 All other specialty trade contractors)
    • dismantling tanks in oil fields (See 213118 Services to oil and gas extraction)
    • drilling oil and gas field water intake wells (See 213118 Services to oil and gas extraction)
    • earth retention or underwater trenching (See 237990 Other heavy and civil engineering construction)
    • line slash maintenance (See 561730 Landscaping services)
    • mining blast hole drilling (See 213117 Contract drilling (except oil and gas))
    • nuclear power plant decommissioning and environmental remediation work, such as the removal of underground steel tanks for hazardous materials (See 562910 Remediation services)
    • overburden removal (See 213119 Other support activities for mining)
    • rights of way maintenance (See 561730 Landscaping services)
    • tree and brush trimming for overhead utility lines (See 561730 Landscaping services)
    • underground tank removal containing hazardous material (See 562910 Remediation services)
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