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

1 - Goods-Producing Sector

3 - Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Gas

21 - Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in extracting naturally occurring minerals. These can be solids, such as coal and ores; liquids, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The term "mining" is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, milling (for example, crushing, screening, washing, or flotation) and other preparation customarily done at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity. Establishments engaged in exploration for minerals, development of mineral properties and mining operations are included in this sector. Establishments performing similar activities, on a contract or fee basis, are also included.

212 - Mining (except Oil and Gas)

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing metallic and non-metallic minerals, including coal.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • providing support services, on a contract or fee basis, required for the mining and quarrying of minerals (See 21311 Support Activities for Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction)
2122 - Metal Ore Mining

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining metallic minerals (ores). Also included are establishments engaged in ore dressing and beneficiating operations, whether performed at mills operated in conjunction with the mines served or at mills, such as custom mills, operated separately. These include mills that crush, grind, wash, dry, sinter, calcine or leach ore, or perform gravity separation or flotation operations.

21223 - Copper, Nickel, Lead and Zinc Ore Mining

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing ores valued chiefly for their copper, nickel, lead or zinc content.

212231 - Lead-Zinc Ore Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing lead ores, zinc ores or lead-zinc ores.

  • Example Activities:

    • Blende (zinc) mining
    • Calamine mining
    • Cerrusite mining
    • Galena mining
    • Lead ore milling
    • Lead ore mining
    • Lead, zinc, ore, beneficating
    • Lead-zinc ore milling
    • Lead-zinc ore mining
    • Mining lead-zinc bearing ores
    • Smithsonite mining
    • Sphalerite ore mining
    • Willemite mining
    • Zinc ore, mining
212232 - Nickel-Copper Ore Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing nickel and/or nickel-copper ores.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • mining copper ores combined with zinc or any mineral other than nickel (See 212233 Copper-Zinc Ore Mining)
  • Example Activities:

    • Nickel ore dressing and beneficiating
    • Nickel ore milling
    • Nickel ore mining
    • Nickel-copper ore mining
212233 - Copper-Zinc Ore Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing copper and/or copper-zinc ores. Establishments engaged in the recovery of copper concentrates by the precipitation and leaching of copper ore are also included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • mining nickel-copper ores (See 212232 Nickel-Copper Ore Mining)
    • the recovery of refined copper by leaching copper concentrates (See 331410 Non-Ferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining)
  • Example Activities:

    • Chalcocite mining
    • Chalcopyrite mining
    • Copper ore dressing and beneficiating
    • Copper ore grinding
    • Copper ore milling
    • Copper ore, mining
    • Copper-zinc ore mining
    • Cuprite ore mining
    • Mining copper bearing ores
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