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.

332 - Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in forging, stamping, forming, turning and joining processes to produce ferrous and non-ferrous metal products, such as cutlery and hand tools, architectural and structural metal products, boilers, tanks and shipping containers, hardware, spring and wire products, turned products, and bolts, nuts and screws.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing metal products by rolling, drawing, extruding, alloying or casting (See 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing)
3324 - Boiler, Tank and Shipping Container Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in cutting, forming and joining metal to manufacture products, such as power boilers, heat exchangers and tanks of heavy gauge metal, and cans, boxes and other light gauge metal containers.

33243 - Metal Can, Box and Other Metal Container (Light Gauge) Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in forming light gauge metal to manufacture cans and other metal containers to store or transport products.

332431 - Metal Can Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing metal cans or other containers, from purchased sheet metal (typically aluminum or chrome oxide-coated steel).

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing metal shipping containers (See 332439 Other Metal Container Manufacturing)
  • Example Activities:

    • Aerosol cans, manufacturing
    • Aluminum cans, manufacturing
    • Can lids and ends, metal, manufacturing
    • Cans, metal (e.g., food, beverage, aerosol), manufacturing
    • Paint cans, metal, manufacturing
    • Steel cans, manufacturing
332439 - Other Metal Container Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other Canadian industry, primarily engaged in manufacturing metal containers from light gauge sheet metal.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing metal cans, or pails, except shipping pails (See 332431 Metal Can Manufacturing)
    • reconditioning drums and shipping containers (See 811310 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance)
  • Example Activities:

    • Air cargo containers, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Bins (e.g., grain and feed storage), light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Bottles, vacuum, manufacturing
    • Boxes, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Collapsible tubes (e.g., toothpaste, glue), light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Containers, air cargo, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Coolers and ice chests (except foam plastics), manufacturing
    • Drums, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Garbage or trash cans, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Ice chests and coolers (except foam plastics), manufacturing
    • Jugs, vacuum, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Shipping barrels, drums, kegs and pails, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Tool boxes, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Vacuum bottles and jugs, manufacturing
    • Vacuum bottles, light gauge metal, manufacturing
    • Vats, light gauge metal, manufacturing
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