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.

336 - Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing equipment for transporting people and goods. The industry groups are based on the various modes of transport - road, rail, air and water. Three industry groups are based on road transportation equipment - for complete vehicles, for body and trailer manufacture and for parts.

Establishments primarily engaged in rebuilding equipment and parts are included in the same industry as establishments manufacturing new products.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing equipment designed for moving materials and goods on industrial sites, construction sites, in logging camps and other off-highway locations (See 333 Machinery Manufacturing)
3361 - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing motor vehicles. Establishments that manufacture chassis and then assemble complete motor vehicles (including truck cab and chassis assemblies) and those that only manufacture motor vehicle chassis are both classified in this industry group.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing motor vehicles on purchased chassis or purchased truck cab and chassis assemblies (See 3362 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing)
33612 - Heavy-Duty Truck Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing heavy-duty vehicles and heavy-duty vehicle chassis, for highway use.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing heavy-duty vehicles on purchased chassis (See 33621 Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing military armoured vehicles (See 33699 Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing)
336120 - Heavy-Duty Truck Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing heavy-duty vehicles and heavy-duty vehicle chassis, for highway use.

  • Example Activities:

    • Buses, passenger (except trackless trolley), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Cab and chassis assemblies, heavy-duty trucks, manufacturing
    • Chassis, heavy truck, with or without cabs, manufacturing
    • Fire-fighting trucks (e.g., ladder, pumper), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Garbage trucks, assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Heavy trucks, assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Highway maintenance motor vehicles (e.g., road oilers, sanders), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Highway tractors (i.e., for semi-trailers), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Motor homes, self-contained, mounted on heavy truck chassis of own manufacture
    • Special purpose highway vehicles (e.g., firefighting vehicles), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Street-cleaning motor vehicles (e.g., street flushers, sprinklers, sweepers), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Tractors, truck, for highway use, assembled on chassis of own manufacture
    • Truck tractors for highway use, assembling on chassis of own manufacture
    • Trucks, heavy (except off-highway), assembling on chassis of own manufacture
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