North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012


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511211 - Software publishers (except video game publishers)CAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in software publishing, not including video games. These establishments carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing computer software, such as designing, providing documentation, assisting in installation and providing support services to software purchasers. They may design and publish, or publish only.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • publishing packaged software (except video games)
    • publishing packaged software (except video games), including designing and developing

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • mass duplication of software (See 334610 Manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media)
    • providing access to software for clients from a central host site (See 518210 Data processing, hosting, and related services)
    • publishing software exclusively on the Internet (See 519130 Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals)
    • custom designing software to meet the needs of specific users (See 541514 Computer systems design and related services (except video game design and development))
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