North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012

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21 - Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in extracting naturally occurring minerals. These can be solids, such as coal and ores; liquids, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The term mining is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, milling (for example, crushing, screening, washing, or flotation) and other preparation customarily done at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity. Establishments engaged in exploration for minerals, development of mineral properties and mining operations are included in this sector. Establishments performing similar activities, on a contract or fee basis, are also included.

212 - Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas)

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing metallic and non-metallic minerals, including coal.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • providing support services, on a contract or fee basis, required for the mining and quarrying of minerals (See 21311 Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction)

2121 - Coal mining

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining bituminous and lignite coal by underground mining, and auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining and other surface mining. Mining operations and preparation plants (also known as cleaning plants and washeries), whether or not such plants are operated in conjunction with mine sites, are included.

21211 - Coal mining

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining bituminous and lignite coal by underground mining, and auger mining, strip mining, culm bank mining and other surface mining. Mining operations and preparation plants (also known as cleaning plants and washeries), whether or not such plants are operated in conjunction with mine sites, are included.

212114 - Bituminous coal miningCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining bituminous coal. Mining operations and preparation plants (also known as cleaning plants and washeries), whether or not such plants are operated in conjunction with mine sites, are included.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • anthracite mining
    • bituminous coal preparation plants
    • bituminous coal washeries
    • coal mining, bituminous
    • culm bank recovery, anthracite (except on a contract basis)
    • strip mining, bituminous coal (except on a contract basis)

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • producing coal fuel briquettes and packaged fuel (See 324190 Other petroleum and coal product manufacturing)
212115 - Subbituminous coal miningCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining subbituminous coal. Mining operations and preparation plants (also known as cleaning plants and washeries), whether or not such plants are operated in conjunction with mine sites, are included.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • breaking, washing, grading, subbituminous coal

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • producing coal fuel briquettes and packaged fuel (See 324190 Other petroleum and coal product manufacturing)
212116 - Lignite coal miningCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining lignite coal. Mining operations and preparation plants (also known as cleaning plants and washeries), whether or not such plants are operated in conjunction with mine sites, are included.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • brown coal mining
    • lignite coal preparation plants
    • lignite mining

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • producing coal fuel briquettes and packaged fuel (See 324190 Other petroleum and coal product manufacturing)
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