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)
3259 - Other Chemical Product Manufacturing

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

32599 - All Other Chemical Product Manufacturing

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

325991 - Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the custom mixing and blending of purchased plastics resins; and compounding plastics resins from recycled plastics products.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing synthetic resins from basic organic chemicals (See 325210 Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing)
  • Example Activities:

    • Plastics resins, compounding from recycled materials
    • Plastics resins, custom compounding of purchased
325999 - All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product Manufacturing

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

  • Example Activities:

    • Activated carbon and charcoal, manufacturing
    • Activated clays, earths and other mineral products, manufacturing
    • Additive preparations for gasoline (e.g., anti-knock preparations, detergents, gum inhibitors), manufacturing
    • Aerosol can filling, on a job order or contract basis
    • Aerosol packaging services
    • Antifreeze preparations, manufacturing
    • Anti-scaling compounds, manufacturing
    • Brake fluid, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Carbon, activated, manufacturing
    • Cat litter, manufacturing
    • Charcoal, activated, manufacturing
    • Computer printer toner cartridges, manufacturing
    • Concrete additive preparations (e.g., curing, hardening), manufacturing
    • Crankcase additive preparations, manufacturing
    • Degreasing preparations for machinery parts, manufacturing
    • Deicing preparations, manufacturing
    • Distilled water, manufacturing
    • Drawing inks, manufacturing
    • Drilling mud compounds, conditioners and additives (except bentonites), manufacturing
    • Dye preparations, clothing, household type, manufacturing
    • Embalming fluids, manufacturing
    • Engine degreasers, manufacturing
    • Essential oils, natural, manufacturing
    • Film, sensitized (e.g., camera, motion picture, X-ray), manufacturing
    • Fire extinguisher chemical preparations, manufacturing
    • Fire retardant chemical preparations, manufacturing
    • Fireworks, manufacturing
    • Flares, manufacturing
    • Fluxes (e.g., brazing, galvanizing, soldering, welding), manufacturing
    • Foundry core oil, wash and wax, manufacturing
    • Gelatin capsules, empty, manufacturing
    • Greases, synthetic lubricating, manufacturing
    • Hydraulic fluids, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Incense, manufacturing
    • Inhibitors (e.g., corrosion, oxidation, polymerization), manufacturing
    • Inks, drawing, stamp pad and writing, manufacturing
    • Insulating oils, manufacturing
    • Lighter fluids (e.g., charcoal, cigarette), manufacturing
    • Lubricating oils and greases, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Matches and match books, manufacturing
    • Motion picture film, manufacturing
    • Motor oils, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Napalm, manufacturing
    • Oil additive preparations, manufacturing
    • Oils (e.g., cutting, lubricating), synthetic, manufacturing
    • Oils, essential, manufacturing
    • Paper, photographic sensitized, manufacturing
    • Photographic chemicals, manufacturing
    • Photographic film, cloth, paper and plate, sensitized, manufacturing
    • Photomasks, manufacturing
    • Plasticizers, preparations, manufacturing
    • Pyrotechnics (e.g., flares, flashlight bombs, signals), manufacturing
    • Radiator additive preparations, manufacturing
    • Recycling services for degreasing solvents (e.g., engine, machine part)
    • Retarders (e.g., flameproofing agents, mildewing agents), manufacturing
    • Rubber processing preparations (e.g., accelerators, stabilizers), manufacturing
    • Rust preventative preparations, manufacturing
    • Solvents recovery service, on a contract or fee basis
    • Stabilizers, chemical preparations, manufacturing
    • Sugar substitutes (i.e., synthetic sweeteners blended with other ingredients), made from purchased synthetic sweeteners
    • Swimming pool chemical preparations, manufacturing
    • Toner cartridges, manufacturing
    • Toner cartridges, rebuilding
    • Toners (i.e., for photocopiers, laser printers and similar electrostatic printing devices), manufacturing
    • Toners (i.e., photographic), manufacturing
    • Transmission fluids, synthetic, manufacturing
    • Water treatment chemical preparations, manufacturing
    • Water, distilled, manufacturing
    • Writing inks, manufacturing
    • X-ray films and plates, sensitized, manufacturing
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