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.

335 - Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing products that generate, distribute and use electrical power.

3353 - Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing equipment that generates and distributes electrical power.

33531 - Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing equipment that generates and distributes electrical power.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • operating electric power generating plants (See 22111 Electric Power Generation)
    • manufacturing electronic transformers (See 33441 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing industrial process controls (See 33451 Navigational, Measuring, Medical and Control Instruments Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing automotive electrical equipment (See 33632 Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing)
335311 - Power, Distribution and Specialty Transformers Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing power, distribution, instrument and specialty transformers.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing electronic transformers (See 334410 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing)
  • Example Activities:

    • Distribution transformers, manufacturing
    • Instrument transformers (except portable), manufacturing
    • Power transformers, manufacturing
335312 - Motor and Generator Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electric motors and generators.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing automotive electrical equipment, such as starters, generators and alternators (See 336320 Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing)
  • Example Activities:

    • Armature rewinding, remanufacturing
    • Armatures, manufacturing
    • Coils, for motors and generators, manufacturing
    • Commutators, electric motor, manufacturing
    • Electric motors, manufacturing
    • Industrial electrical motor rebuilding
    • Motors, electric (except starting motors), manufacturing
    • Rebuilding motors, electric, other than automotive
    • Storage battery chargers, engine generator type, manufacturing
335315 - Switchgear and Switchboard, and Relay and Industrial Control Apparatus Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electrical switchgear and protective equipment.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing industrial process control instruments (See 334512 Measuring, Medical and Controlling Devices Manufacturing)
  • Example Activities:

    • Circuit breakers, power, manufacturing
    • Control panels, electric power distribution, manufacturing
    • Cubicles (i.e., electric switchboard equipment), manufacturing
    • Electromagnetic clutches and brakes, manufacturing
    • Electromagnets, manufacturing
    • Fuse mountings, electric power, manufacturing
    • Fuses, electric, manufacturing
    • Instrument relays, all types, manufacturing
    • Metering panels, electric, manufacturing
    • Power switching equipment, manufacturing
    • Relays, electrical, manufacturing
    • Switchboards and parts, power, manufacturing
    • Switches, electric power (except snap, push button, tumbler and solenoid), manufacturing
    • Switchgear and switchgear accessories, manufacturing
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