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.

334 - Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing computers, computer peripheral equipment, communications equipment, and similar electronic products, as well as components for such products. The computer and electronic product manufacturing industries employ production processes that are characterized by the design and use of integrated circuits and the application of highly specialized miniaturization technologies.

3343 - Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electronic audio and video equipment.

33431 - Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electronic audio and video equipment.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing photographic (still and motion picture) equipment (See 33331 Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing telephone answering machines (See 33421 Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing)
334310 - Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electronic audio and video equipment.

  • Example Activities:

    • Amplifiers (e.g., auto, home, musical instrument, public address), manufacturing
    • Camcorders, manufacturing
    • Clock radios, manufacturing
    • Compact disc players (e.g., automotive, household-type), manufacturing
    • DVD (digital video disc) players, manufacturing
    • Home stereo systems, manufacturing
    • Home theatre audio and video equipment, manufacturing
    • Microphones, manufacturing
    • Public address systems and equipment, manufacturing
    • Radio receiving sets, manufacturing
    • Speaker systems, manufacturing
    • Television (TV) sets, manufacturing
    • TV (television) sets, manufacturing
    • VCR (video cassette recorders), manufacturing
    • Video cameras, household-type, manufacturing
    • Video cassette recorders (VCR), manufacturing
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