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

7 - Services-Producing Sector

18 - Public Administration

91 - Public Administration

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them. Legislative activities, taxation, national defence, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs and international assistance, and the administration of government programs are activities that are purely governmental in nature.

Ownership is not a criterion for classification. Government owned establishments engaged in activities that are not governmental in nature are classified to the same industry as privately owned establishments engaged in similar activities.

Government establishments may engage in a combination of governmental and non-governmental activities. When separate records are not available to separate the activities that are not governmental in nature from those that are, the establishment is classified to this sector.

913 - Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration

This subsector comprises establishments of local governments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, such as legislative activities, taxation, public order and safety, and the administration of local government programs.

9139 - Other Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration

This industry group comprises establishments of local governments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in executive and legislative activities; planning, fiscal and related policies and the administration of the public debt; assessing, levying and collecting taxes; conducting relations with other governments; and the administration of local, municipal, and regional government programs.

91391 - Other Local, Municipal and Regional Public Administration

This industry comprises establishments of local governments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in executive and legislative activities; planning, fiscal and related policies and the administration of the public debt; assessing, levying and collecting taxes; conducting relations with other governments; and the administration of local, municipal, and regional government programs.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • electricity generation and distribution (See 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution)
    • water and sewer system operation (See 2213 Water, Sewage and Other Systems)
    • railway operation (See 482 Rail Transportation)
    • urban transit system operation (See 48511 Urban Transit Systems)
    • airport operation (See 48811 Airport Operations)
    • port operation (See 48831 Port and Harbour Operations)
    • archive or library operation (See 51412 Libraries and Archives)
    • garbage collection and disposal (See 562 Waste Management and Remediation Services)
    • operating schools and local school boards (See 61 Educational Services)
    • providing ambulatory health care services (See 621 Ambulatory Health Care Services)
    • hospital operation (See 622 Hospitals)
    • residential care facility operation (See 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities)
    • museum and art gallery operation (See 71211 Museums)
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