North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 1.0

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.

483 - Water transportation

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the water transportation of passengers and goods, using equipment designed for those purposes.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • same-day return sightseeing trips and cruises (See 487210 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, water)

4831 - Deep sea, coastal and Great Lakes water transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in deep sea, coastal and Great Lakes water transportation of freight and passengers. The St. Lawrence Seaway is considered to be part of the Great Lakes system. Establishments that operate ocean-going cruise ships are included.

4832 - Inland water transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in the inland water transportation of freight and passengers. Transportation within harbours is included.

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