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.

33399 - All Other General-Purpose Machinery Manufacturing

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

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing bakery ovens, and cement, wood and chemical kilns (See 33329 Other Industrial Machinery Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing furnace filters (See 33341 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing electric welding transformers (See 33531 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing motor vehicle engine filters, and motor vehicle screw jacks (See 33639 Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing laboratory scales and balances (See 33911 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing)
333990 - All Other General-Purpose Machinery Manufacturing

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

  • Example Activities:

    • Actuators, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Arc-welding equipment, manufacturing
    • Balances (except laboratory), manufacturing
    • Bathroom scales, manufacturing
    • Battery-powered, hand held power tools, manufacturing
    • Bottle washers, packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Bottling machinery (e.g., washing, sterilizing, filling, capping, labelling), manufacturing
    • Bridge and gate lifting machinery, manufacturing
    • Canning machinery, manufacturing
    • Capping, sealing and lidding packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Carton filling machines, manufacturing
    • Cartridge (i.e., powder) hand held power-driven tools, manufacturing
    • Chain saws, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Circular saws, hand held power driven, manufacturing
    • Coding, dating and imprinting packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Corded (i.e., electric-powered), hand held power tools, manufacturing
    • Cremating ovens, manufacturing
    • Cylinders, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Dielectric industrial heating equipment, manufacturing
    • Drills (except heavy construction, mining type), hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Electrodes, welding, manufacturing
    • Filters, industrial and general line (except for warm air furnaces and internal combustion engines), manufacturing
    • Fire-fighting sprinklers, automatic systems, manufacturing
    • Fluid power actuators, manufacturing
    • Fluid power cylinders, manufacturing
    • Fluid power motors, manufacturing
    • Fluid power pumps, manufacturing
    • Food packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Fuel cell-powered, hand held power tools, manufacturing
    • Furnaces and ovens for drying and redrying, industrial process, manufacturing
    • Furnaces, industrial process, manufacturing
    • Gasoline-powered, hand held power tools, manufacturing
    • Gate and bridge lifting machinery, manufacturing
    • Guides, for hand held woodworking tool, manufaturing
    • Hand tools, power-driven, manufacturing
    • Heat treating ovens, industrial process type, manufacturing
    • Hydraulic cylinders, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Hydraulic pumps, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Impact wrenches, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Incinerators, industrial process type, manufacturing
    • Induction heating equipment, industrial process type, manufacturing
    • Industrial scales, manufacturing
    • Infrared ovens, industrial process type, manufacturing
    • Jacks, hydraulic and pneumatic, manufacturing
    • Jig saws, hand held power driven, manufacturing
    • Kilns (except cement, chemical, wood), manufacturing
    • Labelling (i.e., packaging machinery), manufacturing
    • Laser welding equipment, manufacturing
    • Motor truck scales, manufacturing
    • Motors, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Ovens, industrial process type, manufacturing
    • Packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Paint baking and drying ovens, manufacturing
    • Paint spray guns, pneumatic, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Parcel post scales, manufacturing
    • Plasma welding equipment, manufacturing
    • Pneumatic cylinders, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Pneumatic pumps, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Pneumatic, hand held power tools, manufacturing
    • Powder-actuated hand held power tools, manufacturing
    • Power-driven hand tools, manufacturing
    • Pumps, fluid power, manufacturing
    • Resistance welding and cutting equipment, manufacturing
    • Retail scales (e.g., butcher, delicatessan, produce), manufacturing
    • Routers, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Sanders, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Saws, hand held power driven, manufacturing
    • Scales (except laboratory), manufacturing
    • Screwdrivers and nut drivers, hand held power driven, manufacturing
    • Seam welding equipment, manufacturing
    • Sieves and screening equipment, general industrial type, manufacturing
    • Smelting ovens, manufacturing
    • Soldering equipment (except hand held), manufacturing
    • Sprinkler systems, automatic fire, manufacturing
    • Staplers and nailers, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Testing, weighing and inspecting packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Thermoform, blister and skin packaging machinery, manufacturing
    • Tools, hand held power-driven, manufacturing
    • Ultrasonic welding equipment, manufacturing
    • Welding electrodes, manufacturing
    • Welding equipment, manufacturing
    • Welding wire or rod (i.e., coated or cored), manufacturing
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