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.

333 - Machinery Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing industrial and commercial machinery. These establishments assemble parts into components, subassemblies and complete machines. They may make the parts themselves, using general metal-working processes, or purchase them.

Establishments tend to specialize in producing machinery designed for particular applications, and this is reflected in the structure of the industry groups and industries. A broad distinction exists between general-purpose machinery, that is designed to be used in a variety of industrial applications, such as pumping or machining, and special-purpose machinery, that is designed to be used in a particular industry, such as agriculture or printing. The first three industry groups consist of establishments that produce special-purpose machinery. Establishments that produce general-purpose machinery are classified in the remaining industry groups.

Establishments primarily engaged in rebuilding machinery are included in the same industry as establishments manufacturing the particular type of new machinery. Unless otherwise specified, establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing parts, designed for use solely or principally with a particular machine, are classified in the same industry as establishments manufacturing that type of machinery.

3339 - Other General-Purpose Machinery Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in manufacturing machinery that is not designed for use in any specific industry.

33392 - Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing material handling equipment.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing farm-type wheeled tractors (See 33311 Agricultural Implement Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing construction tractors and cranes (See 33312 Construction Machinery Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing motor vehicle trailers (See 33621 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing)
333920 - Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing material handling equipment.

  • Example Activities:

    • Aerial work platforms, manufacturing
    • Aircraft loading hoists, manufacturing
    • Automobile hoists (i.e., tow truck, wrecker), manufacturing
    • Automobile lifts (i.e., service station and garage type), manufacturing
    • Belt conveyor systems, manufacturing
    • Block and tackle, manufacturing
    • Boat lifts, manufacturing
    • Buckets, elevators or conveyors, manufacturing
    • Cabs for industrial trucks and tractors, manufacturing
    • Carousel conveyors (e.g., luggage), manufacturing
    • Carts for moving goods (e.g., laundry, grocery), manufacturing
    • Conveyor systems, general industrial type, manufacturing
    • Conveyors, farm type, manufacturing
    • Cranes, industrial truck, manufacturing
    • Cranes, overhead travelling, manufacturing
    • Dollies, industrial, manufacturing
    • Elevators, farm type, manufacturing
    • Elevators, passenger and freight, manufacturing
    • Escalators, passenger and freight, manufacturing
    • Farm conveyors, manufacturing
    • Farm elevators, manufacturing
    • Forklift trucks, manufacturing
    • Hoists, manufacturing
    • Industrial truck cranes, manufacturing
    • Industrial trucks and tractors, manufacturing
    • Laundry carts, manufacturing
    • Lowering devices, burial, manufacturing
    • Mechanics' creepers, manufacturing
    • Monorail systems (except passenger), manufacturing
    • Overhead conveyors, manufacturing
    • Overhead travelling cranes, manufacturing
    • Pallet movers, manufacturing
    • Pneumatic tube conveyors, manufacturing
    • Ship cranes and derricks, manufacturing
    • Stairways, moving, manufacturing
    • Straddle carriers, mobile, manufacturing
    • Tractors, industrial, manufacturing
    • Trucks, industrial, manufacturing
    • Walkways, moving, manufacturing
    • Wheelbarrows, manufacturing
    • Winches, manufacturing
    • Wire rope hoists, manufacturing
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