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)
3133 - Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in finishing yarn and thread, textile fabrics, textile products (except carpets and rugs), and clothing; and manufacturing coated or laminated fabrics.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • finishing carpets and rugs (See 3141 Textile Furnishings Mills)
    • embroidering textile products and clothing (See 3149 Other Textile Product Mills)
    • knitting and finishing clothing in the same establishment (See 3151 Clothing Knitting Mills)
    • manufacturing (cut-and-sew) and finishing clothing in the same establishment (See 3152 Cut and Sew Clothing Manufacturing)
    • fur dressing and dyeing (See 3161 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing)
    • printing on articles of clothing, not made in the same establishment (See 3231 Printing and Related Support Activities)
31331 - Textile and Fabric Finishing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in finishing yarn and thread, textile fabrics, textile products (except carpets and rugs), and clothing, not made in the same establishment. Finishing operations include bleaching; dyeing; printing fabrics (roller, screen, flock, plisse); chemical finishing for water repellency, fire resistance and mildew proofing; and mechanical finishing, such as preshrinking, calendering, napping and stone-washing. Establishments, known as converters, primarily engaged in buying fabric in the grey and having it finished by contractors, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • coating, rubberizing, varnishing or waxing fabrics (See 31332 Fabric Coating)
    • finishing carpets and rugs (See 31411 Carpet and Rug Mills)
    • embroidering textile products and clothing (See 31499 All Other Textile Product Mills)
    • knitting and finishing hosiery and socks, in the same establishment (See 31511 Hosiery and Sock Mills)
    • knitting and finishing clothing, except hosiery and socks, in the same establishment (See 31519 Other Clothing Knitting Mills)
    • manufacturing and finishing men's and boys' cut-and-sew clothing, in the same establishment (See 31522 Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Clothing Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing and finishing women's and girls' cut-and-sew clothing, in the same establishment (See 31523 Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Clothing Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing and finishing other cut-and-sew clothing, in the same establishment (See 31529 Other Cut and Sew Clothing Manufacturing)
    • fur dressing and dyeing (See 31611 Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing)
    • printing on clothing (See 323113 Commercial Screen Printing)
313310 - Textile and Fabric Finishing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in finishing yarn and thread, textile fabrics, textile products (except carpets and rugs), and clothing, not made in the same establishment. Finishing operations include bleaching; dyeing; printing fabrics (roller, screen, flock, plisse); chemical finishing for water repellency, fire resistance and mildew proofing; and mechanical finishing, such as preshrinking, calendering, napping and stone-washing. Establishments, known as converters, primarily engaged in buying fabric in the grey and having it finished by contractors, are included.

  • Example Activities:

    • Batik work (hand painting on textile fabrics)
    • Bleaching textile fibres, thread, yarn or fabrics
    • Bleaching textile products (including clothing)
    • Burling and mending fabrics
    • Burling and mending fabrics, for the trade
    • Calendering textile fabrics or textile products (including clothing)
    • Carbonizing textile fibres
    • Carding textile fibres
    • Chemical finishing (e.g., for fire, mildew, water resistance) of textile fabrics, for the trade
    • Chemical finishing of textile fabrics and products for mildew resistance, for the trade
    • Chemical finishing of textile fabrics and products for water repellency, for the trade
    • Chemical finishing of textile fabrics and products with flame retardants, for the trade
    • Combing textile fibres
    • Dyeing clothing
    • Dyeing textile products, for the trade
    • Dyeing textile raw stock, fibres, thread, yarn or fabrics
    • Embossing textile products (including clothing)
    • Finishing clothing
    • Finishing purchased fabrics
    • Finishing textile fabrics
    • Flock printing of textile fabrics
    • Hair, animal (except horse), preparation (e.g., dressing, heckling, teasing, willowing)
    • Hosiery dyeing and finishing
    • Knit fabrics, dyeing or finishing
    • Mechanical finishing of clothing
    • Mercerizing textile fibres and fabrics
    • Mildew proofing textile fabrics and products
    • Napping textile fabrics
    • Preparing textile fibres for spinning
    • Preshrinking textile fabrics and clothing
    • Printed fabrics, made from purchased fabric
    • Printing on narrow fabrics
    • Printing on textile fabrics
    • Scouring and combing textile fibres
    • Shrinking textile fabrics and products (including clothing)
    • Sponging textile fabrics
    • Sponging textiles for tailors and dressmakers
    • Stone washing textile fabrics and clothing
    • Stone washing textile fabrics and clothing, for the trade
    • Sueding textile fabrics
    • Teaseling textile fabrics
    • Textile products finishing
    • Thread bleaching, dyeing and finishing
    • Yarn bleaching, dyeing and finishing
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