Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

7 - Services-Producing Sector

9 - Transportation and Warehousing

48-49 - Transportation and Warehousing

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in transporting passengers and goods, warehousing and storing goods, and providing services to these establishments. The modes of transportation are road (trucking, transit and ground passenger), rail, water, air and pipeline. These are further subdivided according to the way in which businesses in each mode organize their establishments. National post office and courier establishments, which also transport goods, are included in this sector. Warehousing and storage establishments are subdivided according to the type of service and facility that is operated.

Many of the establishments in this sector are structured as networks, with activities, workers, and physical facilities distributed over an extensive geographic area.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • renting and leasing transportation equipment without operator (See 532 Rental and Leasing Services)
488 - Support Activities for Transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing services to other transportation establishments. These services may be specific to a mode of transportation, or they may be multi-modal.

4883 - Support Activities for Water Transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized services to the water transportation industry.

48839 - Other Support Activities for Water Transportation

This industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing water transportation services. Establishments engaged in ship repair and maintenance (not done in a shipyard) and lighter operations are included.

488390 - Other Support Activities for Water Transportation

This Canadian industry comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing water transportation services. Establishments engaged in ship repair and maintenance (not done in a shipyard) and lighter operations are included.

  • Example Activities:

    • Cargo surveyors, marine
    • Cargo, checkers, marine
    • Drydocks, floating, for repairing ships and boats
    • Lighter operation services
    • Marine cargo checkers
    • Marine surveyors, cargo
    • Ship repair and maintenance, not in a shipyard
    • Ship scaling services
    • Surveyors, marine cargo
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