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.

315 - Clothing Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing clothing.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • finishing clothing not made in the same establishment (See 313 Textile Mills)
    • embroidering clothing not made in the same establishment (See 314 Textile Product Mills)
    • printing on articles of clothing not made in the same establishment (See 323 Printing and Related Support Activities)
    • manufacturing safety clothing (See 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing)
3151 - Clothing Knitting Mills

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in knitting clothing from yarn; or manufacturing clothing from knit fabrics made in the same establishment. Establishments classified in this industry group may finish the clothing that they knit.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • finishing clothing not made in the same establishment (See 3133 Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating)
    • manufacturing clothing from knit fabrics not produced in the same establishment (See 3152 Cut and Sew Clothing Manufacturing)
31511 - Hosiery and Sock Mills

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in knitting hosiery for men, women and children. Establishments classified in this industry may finish the clothing that they knit.

315110 - Hosiery and Sock Mills

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in knitting hosiery for men, women and children. Establishments classified in this industry may finish the clothing that they knit.

  • Example Activities:

    • Anklets, hosiery or socks, knitting
    • Athletic socks, knitting
    • Hosiery mill
    • Knitting hosiery and socks
    • Leg warmers, manufacturing
    • Nylons, sheer, women's, misses' and girls' full-length and knee-length, knitting
    • Panty hose, manufacturing
    • Socks, knitting
    • Stockings, manufacturing
    • Tights, knitting
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