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.

339 - Miscellaneous Manufacturing

This subsector comprises establishments, not classified to any other subsector, primarily engaged in manufacturing activities. These establishments manufacture a diverse range of products, such as medical equipment and supplies, jewellery, sporting goods, toys and office supplies.

3399 - Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry group, primarily engaged in manufacturing activities.

33994 - Office Supplies (except Paper) Manufacturing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing office supplies, except paper.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • manufacturing paper office supplies (See 32223 Stationery Product Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing manifold business forms, blankbooks and loose-leaf binders (See 32311 Printing)
    • manufacturing writing, drawing and India inks (See 32599 All Other Chemical Product Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing rubber erasers (See 32629 Other Rubber Product Manufacturing)
    • manufacturing drafting tables and boards (See 33712 Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing)
339940 - Office Supplies (except Paper) Manufacturing

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing office supplies, except paper.

  • Example Activities:

    • Artists' supplies (except paper), manufacturing
    • Ball point pens, manufacturing
    • Blackboards, framed, manufacturing
    • Brushes, artists', manufacturing
    • Bulletin boards, of metal, manufacturing
    • Carbon paper, manufacturing
    • Chalk (e.g., carpenters', blackboard, marking, artists', tailors'), manufacturing
    • Clay, modelling, manufacturing
    • Colours, artists', manufacturing
    • Crayons, manufacturing
    • Felt tip markers, manufacturing
    • Fountain pens, manufacturing
    • Hand stamps, stencils and brands, manufacturing
    • Hole punches, hand operated, manufacturing
    • Inked ribbons, manufacturing
    • Marker boards (i.e., whiteboards), manufacturing
    • Mechanical pencil refills, manufacturing
    • Modelling clay, manufacturing
    • Paints, artists', manufacturing
    • Palettes, artists', manufacturing
    • Paper, carbon, manufacturing
    • Pen refills and cartridges, manufacturing
    • Pencil leads, manufacturing
    • Pencil sharpeners, manufacturing
    • Pencils, lead and mechanical, manufacturing
    • Pens and pen parts (e.g., fountain, stylographic, ballpoint), manufacturing
    • Pens, manufacturing
    • Ribbons, inked (e.g., typewriter, adding machine, cash register), manufacturing
    • Rubber stamps, manufacturing
    • Stamping devices, hand operated, manufacturing
    • Stamps, hand (e.g., time, date, postmark, cancelling, shoe and textile marking), manufacturing
    • Staplers, office, manufacturing
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