North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012


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541330 - Engineering services

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in applying principles of engineering in the design, development and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems. The assignments undertaken by these establishments may involve any of the following activities: the provision of advice, the preparation of feasibility studies, the preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, the provision of technical services during the construction or installation phase, the inspection and evaluation of engineering projects, and related services.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • civil engineering services
    • consulting engineering services
    • electrical and electronic engineering services
    • industrial engineering services
    • mechanical engineering services
    • mining engineering services
    • petroleum engineering services
    • traffic consultants, engineering services

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • design and construction of buildings, highways and other structures (See 23 Construction)
    • providing construction management services - classified by type of construction (See 23 Construction)
    • gathering, interpreting and mapping geophysical data (See 541360 Geophysical surveying and mapping services)
    • providing engineering surveying services (See 541370 Surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services)
    • creating and developing designs and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products (See 541420 Industrial design services)
    • planning and designing computer systems that integrate existing hardware, packaged or custom software and communication technologies (See 541514 Computer systems design and related services (except video game design and development))
    • providing advice and assistance to others on environmental issues, such as the control of environmental contamination from pollutants, toxic substances and hazardous materials (See 541620 Environmental consulting services)
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