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

1 - Goods-Producing Sector

6 - Manufacturing

31-33 - Manufacturing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These products may be finished, in the sense that they are ready to be used or consumed, or semi-finished, in the sense of becoming a raw material for an establishment to use in further manufacturing. Related activities, such as the assembly of the component parts of manufactured goods; the blending of materials; and the finishing of manufactured products by dyeing, heat-treating, plating and similar operations are also treated as manufacturing activities. Manufacturing establishments are known by a variety of trade designations, such as plants, factories or mills.

Manufacturing establishments may own the materials which they transform or they may transform materials owned by other establishments. Manufacturing may take place in factories or in workers' homes, using either machinery or hand tools.

Certain activities involving the transformation of goods are classified in other sectors. Some examples are post-harvest activities of agricultural establishments, such as crop drying; logging; the beneficiating of mineral ores; the production of structures by construction establishments; and various activities conducted by retailers, such as meat cutting and the assembly of products such as bicycles and computers.

313 - Textile Mills

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing yarn or textile fabrics, or finishing yarn, textile fabrics or clothing. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing both fabrics and textile products, except knitted clothing, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing textile products, except clothing, from purchased fabric (See 314 Textile Product Mills)
    • manufacturing clothing (See 315 Clothing Manufacturing)
3131 - Fibre, Yarn and Thread Mills

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in spinning yarn from fibres; texturing, throwing or twisting man-made fibre filaments or purchased yarns; or manufacturing thread for sewing, crocheting, embroidery, tatting and similar uses.

31311 - Fibre, Yarn and Thread Mills

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in spinning yarn from fibres; texturing, throwing or twisting man-made fibre filaments or purchased yarns; or manufacturing thread for sewing, crocheting, embroidery, tatting and similar uses.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • finishing yarn or thread (See 31331 Textile and Fabric Finishing)
    • manufacturing artificial and synthetic fibres and filaments (See 32522 Artificial and Synthetic Fibres and Filaments Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing glass fibres (See 32721 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing)
313110 - Fibre, Yarn and Thread Mills

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in spinning yarn from fibres; texturing, throwing or twisting man-made fibre filaments or purchased yarns; or manufacturing thread for sewing, crocheting, embroidery, tatting and similar uses.

  • Example Activities:

    • Animal fibre yarn, spooling, twisting or winding purchased yarn
    • Beaming wool yarn
    • Beaming yarn
    • Carpet and rug yarn, spinning
    • Crochet spun yarns (e.g., cotton, man-made fibre, silk, wool), made from purchased fibre
    • Embroidery spun yarns (e.g., cotton, man-made fibre, silk, wool), made from purchased fibres
    • Hemp bags and ropes, made in spinning mills
    • Knitting and crochet thread, manufacturing
    • Knitting yarn (e.g., cotton, man-made fibre, silk, wool), made in spinning mills
    • Paper yarn, manufacturing
    • Sewing thread, manufacturing
    • Spinning carpet and rug yarns from purchased fibre
    • Spinning yarns from purchased fibre
    • Spooling yarn
    • Texturizing purchased monofilament yarn
    • Thread mills
    • Throwing purchased man-made fibres and yarns
    • Throwing, twisting and winding purchased yarn
    • Winding, spooling, beaming and rewinding purchased yarn
    • Wool yarn, spinning
    • Yarn spinning mills
    • Yarn, throwing, twisting and winding of purchased yarn
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