Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

7 - Services-Producing Sector

15 - Information, Culture and Recreation

71 - Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating facilities or providing services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. These establishments produce, promote or participate in live performances, events or exhibits intended for public viewing; provide the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances; preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest; and operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in sports or recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobbies and leisure-time interests.

There are establishments engaged in activities related to arts and recreation that are classified in other sectors of NAICS. The most important are listed below.

  • Exclusion(s):

    • transportation establishments providing sightseeing and pleasure cruises(48-49)
    • motion picture theatres, libraries and archives, and publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals and computer software (See 51 Information and Cultural Industries)
    • establishments that provide both accommodation and recreational facilities, such as hunting and fishing camps, resorts and casino hotels (See 721 Accommodation Services)
    • restaurants and night clubs that provide live entertainment in addition to the sale of food and beverages (See 722 Food Services and Drinking Places)
713 - Amusement, Gambling and Recreation Industries

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating recreation, amusement and gambling facilities and services. Examples of establishments in this subsector are golf courses, skiing facilities, marinas, recreational sports and fitness centres, bowling centres, amusement parks, amusement arcades and parlours, casinos, bingo halls, operators of video gaming terminals and operators of lotteries.

There are establishments engaged in amusement, gambling and recreation activities in combination with other activities that are classified in other sectors of NAICS. The most important are listed below.

  • Exclusion(s):

    • providers of sightseeing and pleasure cruises (See 487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation)
    • horse race tracks (See 7112 Spectator Sports)
    • operators of resort hotels, casino hotels, and recreation and vacation camps (See 721 Accommodation Services)
7132 - Gambling Industries

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating gambling facilities, such as casinos, bingo halls and video gaming terminals; or providing gambling services, such as lotteries and off-track betting.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • operating horse race tracks (See 7112 Spectator Sports)
    • operating casino hotels (See 72112 Casino Hotels)
    • operating bars and restaurants with video gaming or other gambling machines on the premises (See 722 Food Services and Drinking Places)
71321 - Casinos (except Casino Hotels)

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating gambling facilities that offer table wagering games along with other gambling activities, such as slot machines. These establishments often provide food and beverage services.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • operating coin-operated gambling devices, such as slot machines and video gaming terminals, in places of business operated by others (See 71329 Other Gambling Industries)
    • operating casino hotels (See 72112 Casino Hotels)
    • operating bars with video gaming or other gambling machines on the premises (See 72241 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages))
71329 - Other Gambling Industries

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing gambling services, such as lotteries, bingo games, off-track betting, and coin-operated gambling devices that are not operated in their own places of business.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • operating race tracks or presenting live racing or sporting events (See 71121 Spectator Sports)
    • operating coin-operated, non-gambling amusement devices (See 71312 Amusement Arcades)
    • operating casinos (See 71321 Casinos (except Casino Hotels))
    • operating casino hotels (See 72112 Casino Hotels)
    • operating bars with video gaming or other gambling machines on the premises (See 72241 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages))
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