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.

325 - Chemical Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing chemicals and chemical preparations, from organic and inorganic raw materials.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • field processing of crude petroleum and natural gas (See 211 Oil and Gas Extraction)
    • beneficiating mineral ores (See 212 Mining (except Oil and Gas))
    • processing crude petroleum and coal (See 324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing)
    • smelting and refining ores and concentrates (See 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing)
3252 - Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibres and Filaments Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing polymers such as resins, synthetic rubber, and textile fibres and filaments. Polymerization of monomers into polymers, for example of styrene into polystyrene, is the basic process.

32521 - Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing synthetic resins, plastics materials and synthetic rubber from basic organic chemicals.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing rubber processing chemicals and plasticizers, whether separate chemical elements or compounds (See 32519 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing plastics adhesives (See 32552 Adhesive Manufacturing)
    • custom compounding of resins produced elsewhere (See 32599 All Other Chemical Product Manufacturing)
    • processing rubber into intermediate or final products (See 3262 Rubber Product Manufacturing)
325210 - Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing synthetic resins, plastics materials and synthetic rubber from basic organic chemicals.

  • Example Activities:

    • Acetal resins, manufacturing
    • Acrylate rubber, manufacturing
    • Acrylic resins, manufacturing
    • Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) resins, manufacturing
    • Alkyd resins, manufacturing
    • Amino resins, manufacturing
    • Butadiene rubber (i.e., polybutadiene), manufacturing
    • Butyl rubber, manufacturing
    • Chloroprene rubber, manufacturing
    • Coal tar resins, manufacturing
    • Elastomers (except synthetic rubber), manufacturing
    • Elastomers, synthetic rubber, manufacturing
    • Epoxy resins, manufacturing
    • Ethylene-propylene rubber, manufacturing
    • Ethylene-vinyl acetate resins, manufacturing
    • Fluoro-polymer resins, manufacturing
    • Ion exchange resins, manufacturing
    • Ionomer resins, manufacturing
    • Isobutylene polymer resins, manufacturing
    • Latex rubber, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Lignin plastics, manufacturing
    • Melamine resins, manufacturing
    • Neoprene, manufacturing
    • Nitrile rubber, manufacturing
    • Nitrocellulose (i.e., pyroxylin) resins, manufacturing
    • Nylon resins, manufacturing
    • Phenolic resins, manufacturing
    • Plastics and synthetic resins, regenerating, precipitating and coagulating
    • Polyamide resins, manufacturing
    • Polyester resins, manufacturing
    • Polyethylene resins, manufacturing
    • Polyethylene rubber, manufacturing
    • Polyethylene terephathalate (PET) resins, manufacturing
    • Polyisobutylene resins, manufacturing
    • Polyisobutylene rubber, manufacturing
    • Polypropylene resins, manufacturing
    • Polystyrene resins, manufacturing
    • Polysulfide rubber, manufacturing
    • Polyurethane resins, manufacturing
    • Polyvinyl alcohol resins, manufacturing
    • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, manufacturing
    • Polyvinyl resins, manufacturing
    • Propylene resins, manufacturing
    • Protein plastics, manufacturing
    • Resins, plastics (except custom compounding purchased resins), manufacturing
    • Rosin (i.e., modified resins), manufacturing
    • Rubber, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Silicone resins, manufacturing
    • Silicone rubber, manufacturing
    • Styrene resins, manufacturing
    • Synthetic rubber (i.e., vulcanizable elastomers), manufacturing
    • Thermoplastic resins and plastics materials, manufacturing
    • Thermosetting plastics resins, manufacturing
    • Thermosetting vulcanizable elastomers, manufacturing
    • Urea resins, manufacturing
    • Urethane rubber, manufacturing
    • Vinyl resins, manufacturing
    • Vinylidene resins, manufacturing
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