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

7 - Services-Producing Sector

13 - Educational Services

61 - Educational Services

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities and training centres. These establishments may be privately owned and operated, either for profit or not, or they may be publicly owned and operated. They may also offer food and accommodation services to their students.

Educational services are usually delivered by teachers who explain, tell, demonstrate, supervise and direct self-learning. Instruction is imparted in diverse settings, such as educational institutions, the workplace or the home (through correspondence, television or other means). The lessons can be adapted to the particular needs of the students, for example sign language can replace verbal language for teaching students with hearing impairments. All industries in the sector share this commonality of process, namely, labour inputs of teachers with the requisite subject matter expertise and teaching ability.

611 - Educational Services

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects. This instruction and training is provided by specialized establishments, such as schools, colleges, universities and training centres.

The subsector is structured according to the level and type of educational services provided. Elementary and secondary schools, community colleges, Collèges d'enseignement général et professionel (C.E.G.E.P.s) and universities correspond to a recognized series of formal levels of education designated by diplomas, associate degrees (and equivalent certificates) and degrees. The remaining industry groups are based on the type of instruction or training offered and the levels are not always as formally defined. The establishments are often highly specialized, many offering instruction in a very limited subject matter, for example ski lessons or one specific type of software.

Within the subsector, the level and types of training that are required of the instructors and teachers vary depending on the industry.

6116 - Other Schools and Instruction

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction in the fine arts; athletics and sports; languages; and other instruction (except academic, business, computer, management, and technical and trade instruction); and providing services, such as tutoring and exam preparation.

61162 - Athletic Instruction

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction in athletic activities. Included are overnight and day sports instruction camps.

  • Exclusion(s):

    Establishments primarily engaged in:

    • providing elementary or secondary education with sports instruction (See 61111 Elementary and Secondary Schools)
    • sports instruction at the associate degree or equivalent level (See 61121 Community Colleges and C.E.G.E.P.s)
    • sports instruction at the degree level (See 61131 Universities)
    • operating sports and recreation facilities, in which athletic instruction is offered (See 7139 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries)
    • operating overnight recreational camps, in which athletic instruction is offered as an incidental activity (See 72121 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps)
611620 - Athletic Instruction

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction in athletic activities. Included are overnight and day sports instruction camps.

  • Example Activities:

    • Aerobic dance instructors, independent
    • Gymnastics instruction
    • Hockey schools
    • Independent sports instructors
    • Judo and jiu jitsu instruction
    • Karate school
    • Martial arts clubs
    • Professional sports instructors for golf, skiing, swimming
    • Riding academies and schools
    • Schools and camps, sports instructional
    • Scuba and skin diving instruction
    • Skating instruction, ice or roller
    • Skiing instruction
    • Sports instructors, independent
    • Sports instructors, professional (e.g., golf, skiing, swimming)
    • Swimming instruction
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