North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2022 Version 1.0


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Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on July 30, 2021.

NAICS 2022 Version 1.0 is the biggest revision to NAICS since 2002. The overarching theme to the updates is the digital economy. The guiding principle of these changes is to classify economic activities based on digital platforms, and those offered on other forms over the Internet, in the same groupings as their non-digital equivalents.

The Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM) has been used for this revision to identify the types of changes made to the classification: real changes and virtual changes. Real changes are those affecting the scope of the existing classification items or categories, whether or not accompanied by changes in the title, definition and/or the coding. Virtual changes are those made in coding, titles and/or definitions, while the meaning or scope of the classification item remains the same.

Classification structure

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2022 Version 1.0 - Classification structure
Code Sector
11Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
21Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
22Utilities Utilities
23Construction Construction
31-33Manufacturing Manufacturing
41Wholesale trade Wholesale trade
44-45Retail trade Retail trade
48-49Transportation and warehousing Transportation and warehousing
51Information and cultural industries Information and cultural industries
52Finance and insurance Finance and insurance
53Real estate and rental and leasing Real estate and rental and leasing
54Professional, scientific and technical services Professional, scientific and technical services
55Management of companies and enterprises Management of companies and enterprises
56Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
61Educational services Educational services
62Health care and social assistance Health care and social assistance
71Arts, entertainment and recreation Arts, entertainment and recreation
72Accommodation and food services Accommodation and food services
81Other services (except public administration) Other services (except public administration)
91Public administration Public administration
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