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.

314 - Textile Product Mills

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing textile products, except clothing.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing yarn or textile fabrics, or finishing yarn or fabrics, or manufacturing both fabrics and textile products (See 313 Textile Mills)
    • manufacturing clothing (See 315 Clothing Manufacturing)
3149 - Other Textile Product Mills

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in manufacturing textile products.

31499 - All Other Textile Product Mills

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in manufacturing textile products. Establishments primarily engaged in garneting textile waste or other textile recycling; or embroidering textile products, including clothing, whether or not on a contract basis, are included.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing embroideries using Schiffli machines (See 313220 Narrow Fabric Mills and Schiffli Machine Embroidery)
    • manufacturing wire cable and rope (See 332619 Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing)
314990 - All Other Textile Product Mills

This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in manufacturing textile products. Establishments primarily engaged in garneting textile waste or other textile recycling; or embroidering textile products, including clothing, whether or not on a contract basis, are included.

  • Example Activities:

    • Appliqueing on textile products (except clothing)
    • Badges, fabric, manufacturing
    • Bags, sleeping, manufacturing
    • Banners, made from purchased fabric
    • Bath mats and bath sets, made from purchased carpet
    • Batts and batting (except nonwoven fabrics), manufacturing
    • Belting, made from purchased fabric
    • Binder and baler twine, manufacturing
    • Binding carpets and rugs for the trade
    • Bindings, bias, made from purchased fabric
    • Bows, made from purchased fabrics
    • Carpets and rugs, made from purchased fabric
    • Cord (except tire, wire), manufacturing
    • Cord for reinforcing rubber tires, industrial belting and fuel cells, manufacturing
    • Cotton batting (except nonwoven batting), manufacturing
    • Diapers (except disposable), made from purchased fabrics
    • Dust cloths, made from purchased fabrics
    • Embroidering on textile products (except clothing), for the trade
    • Fabrics for reinforcing rubber tires, industrial belting and fuel cells, manufacturing
    • Fishing line, natural or man-made fibres, manufacturing
    • Fishing nets and seines, made in cordage or twine mills
    • Flags, textile (e.g., banners, bunting, emblems, pennants), made from purchased fabrics
    • Garnetting of textile waste and rags
    • Glass tire cord and tire cord fabrics, manufacturing
    • Lace, burnt-out, manufacturing
    • Luggage linings, manufacturing
    • Mouse pads (textile material laminated to a foam backing),manufacturing
    • Padding and wadding (except nonwoven fabric), manufacturing
    • Parachutes, manufacturing
    • Pleating and hemstitching of made up textile articles (except clothing)
    • Quilting of textiles
    • Rope (except wire rope), manufacturing
    • Sleeping bags, manufacturing
    • String, manufacturing
    • Textile waste, processing
    • Tire cord and fabric, of all materials, manufacturing
    • Twine (except paper), manufacturing
    • Upholstery filling, textile (except nonwoven fabric), manufacturing
    • Waste, textile, processing of
    • Weatherstripping made from purchased textiles
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