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)
2123 - Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining or quarrying non-metallic minerals, except coal. Primary preparation plants, such as those engaged in crushing, grinding and washing, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing brick and other structural clay products (See 32712 Clay Building Material and Refractory Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing cement (See 32731 Cement Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing lime (See 32741 Lime Manufacturing)
    • cutting and finishing stone and stone products (See 32799 All Other Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing)
21239 - Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing non-metallic minerals, such as asbestos, gypsum and potash, and extracting peat.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • mining or quarrying dimension stone (See 21231 Stone Mining and Quarrying)
    • operating sand and gravel pits and dredging for sand and gravel (See 21232 Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying)
    • mining or quarrying shale and mining, beneficiating, or otherwise preparing clays and refractory minerals (See 21232 Sand, Gravel, Clay, and Ceramic and Refractory Minerals Mining and Quarrying)
    • the production of phosphoric acid, superphosphates or other manufactured phosphate compounds or chemicals (See 32531 Fertilizer Manufacturing)
212392 - Diamond Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining diamonds of industrial or gem quality.

  • Example Activities:

    • Diamond mining
212393 - Salt Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining rock salt or in the recovery of salt from brine wells.

  • Example Activities:

    • Processing of salt at the mine site
    • Refining salt at the mine site
    • Rock salt mining
    • Rock salt processing at the mine site
    • Salt brining (deposit extraction)
    • Salt mining, common
    • Salt refining at the mine site
212394 - Asbestos Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing asbestos.

  • Example Activities:

    • Amosite, milled fibre, mining
    • Asbestos mining
    • Chrysotile fibre, milling
    • Crocidolite, milled fibre, mining
212395 - Gypsum Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing gypsum.

  • Example Activities:

    • Alabaster mining
    • Anhydrite mining
    • Gypsite mining
    • Hydrous calcium sulphate (gypsum) mining
    • Mining gypsum
    • Selenite mining
212396 - Potash Mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing potash.

  • Example Activities:

    • Muriate of potash, mining
    • Potash mining and/or beneficiating
    • Potash screening and pulverizing, mining
    • Potassium chloride (i.e., potash), mining and/or beneficiating
212397 - Peat Extraction

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in extracting and processing peat.

  • Example Activities:

    • Peat bog
    • Peat mining
    • Peat moss digging or harvesting
    • Peat moss harvesting, extraction, cutting
    • Peat, fuel, mining
    • Screening peat
    • Sedge peat mining
    • Shredding peat mining
212398 - All Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other Canadian industry, primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing non-metallic minerals.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • mining or quarrying dimension stone (See 21231 Stone Mining and Quarrying)
    • operating sand and gravel pits and dredging for sand and gravel (See 212323 Sand and Gravel Mining and Quarrying)
    • mining or quarrying shale and mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing clays and refractory minerals (See 212326 Shale, Clay and Refractory Mineral Mining and Quarrying)
    • mining diamonds of industrial or gem quality (See 212392 Diamond Mining)
    • mining salt or in the recovery of salt from brine wells (See 212393 Salt Mining)
    • mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing asbestos (See 212394 Asbestos Mining)
    • mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing gypsum (See 212395 Gypsum Mining)
    • mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing potash (See 212396 Potash Mining)
    • extracting and processing peat (See 212397 Peat Extraction)
  • Example Activities:

    • Actinolite mine
    • Agate mining
    • Alunite mining
    • Amblygonite mining
    • Amethyst mining
    • Apatite mining
    • Barium ore mining
    • Black lead mine
    • Borax mining
    • Brimstone mining
    • Celestite concentrate, mining
    • Colemanite mining
    • Corundum mining
    • Diatomaceous earth mining
    • Diatomite mining
    • Earth, coloured, mine
    • Epsomite, mining
    • Fluorspar mining
    • Gem stone mining
    • Gilsonite mining
    • Glauber's salt, mining
    • Greensand mining
    • Hydrous sodium sulphate (glauber's salt), mining
    • Iceland spar (i.e., optical grade calcite), mining
    • Kernite mining
    • Lepidolite mining
    • Lithium mineral mining
    • Magnesium sulphate mine
    • Meerschaum mining or quarrying
    • Mica mining
    • Muscovite mining
    • Ocher mining
    • Ozokerite mining
    • Perlite mining
    • Phosphate rock mining
    • Pozzolana (volcanic ash), mining
    • Precious stones mining
    • Probertite mining
    • Pumicite mining
    • Pyrites mining
    • Pyrophyllite mining
    • Quartz crystal mining (pure)
    • Scoria mining
    • Semiprecious stones mining
    • Sienna mining
    • Soda ash mining
    • Sodium compounds, natural (except common salt) mining
    • Strontianite mining
    • Sulfur, ground or otherwise treated
    • Talc mining
    • Trona mining
    • Turquoise mining
    • Ulexite mining
    • Umber mining
    • Vermiculite mining
    • Withrite mining or quarrying
    • Wurtzilite mining
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