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.

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.

4881 - Support activities for air transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized services to the air transport industry.

4882 - Support activities for rail transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized services to the rail transport industry. Establishments engaged in the operation of railway terminals and stations, and the maintenance of railway rights-of-way and structures are included.

4883 - Support activities for water transportation

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

4884 - Support activities for road transportation

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing specialized services to trucking establishments, bus operators and other establishments using the road network.

4885 - Freight transportation arrangement

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in acting as intermediaries between shippers and carriers. These establishments are usually referred to as freight forwarders, marine shipping agents or customs brokers. They may offer a combination of services which may span transportation modes.

4889 - Other support activities for transportation

This industry group comprises establishments, not classified to any other industry, primarily engaged in providing specialized services to transportation establishments. Establishments engaged in packing, crating and otherwise preparing goods for transportation are included.

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