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

7 - Services-Producing Sector

12 - Business, building and other support services

56 - Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services

This sector comprises two different types of establishments: those primarily engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations; and those primarily engaged in waste management activities.

The first type of establishment is engaged in activities such as administration, hiring and placing personnel, preparing documents, taking orders from clients, collecting payments for claims, arranging travel, providing security and surveillance, cleaning buildings, and packaging and labelling products. These activities are often undertaken, in-house, by establishments found in many sectors of the economy. The establishments classified to this sector specialize in one or more of these activities and can therefore provide services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households.

Waste management establishments are engaged in the collection, treatment and disposal of waste material, the operation of material recovery facilities, the remediation of polluted sites and the cleaning of septic tanks.

561 - Administrative and Support Services

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities that support the day-to-day operations of other organizations. This includes activities such as administration, hiring and placing personnel, preparing documents, taking orders from clients, collecting payments for claims, arranging travel, providing security and surveillance, cleaning buildings, and packaging and labelling products. These activities are often undertaken in-house by establishments found in many sectors of the economy, but the establishments of this subsector specialize in one or more of these activities and can therefore provide services to clients in a variety of industries and, in some cases, to households. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular process in which they are engaged and the particular services they provide.

5616 - Investigation and Security Services

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing investigation and detective services, guard and patrol services, armoured car services and security system services.

56162 - Security Systems Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in remote monitoring of security alarm systems, such as burglar and fire alarms; and selling security systems, including locking devices, along with installation, maintenance or monitoring services.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • selling security systems for buildings, without installation, maintenance or monitoring services (See 41 Wholesale Trade)
    • retailing motor vehicle security systems, with or without installation or maintenance services (See 44131 Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores)
    • providing key duplication services (See 81149 Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance)
561621 - Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in remote monitoring of electronic security alarm systems, such as burglar and fire alarms; and selling security systems, along with installation, maintenance or monitoring services.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • selling security systems for buildings without installation, repair or monitoring services (See 41 Wholesale Trade)
    • retailing motor vehicle security systems, with or without installation or repair services (See 44131 Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores)
  • Example Activities:

    • Alarm systems sale, combined with installation, maintenance or monitoring
    • Burglar alarm sale, combined with installation, maintenance or monitoring
    • Alarm system monitoring
    • Fire alarm sale, combined with installation, maintenance or monitoring
    • Security system sale, combined with installation, maintenance or monitoring
561622 - Locksmiths

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in selling mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults, along with installation, repair, rebuilding or adjusting services; and installing, repairing, rebuilding and adjusting mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • selling security systems, such as locking devices, safes and vaults, without installation or maintenance services (See 41 Wholesale Trade)
    • providing key duplication services (See 81149 Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance)
  • Example Activities:

    • Locksmith services, with or without sales of locking devices, safes, and security vaults
    • Locksmith services
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