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

91 - Public administration

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them. Legislative activities, taxation, national defence, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs and international assistance, and the administration of government programs are activities that are purely governmental in nature.

Ownership is not a criterion for classification. Government owned establishments engaged in activities that are not governmental in nature are classified to the same industry as privately owned establishments engaged in similar activities.

Government establishments may engage in a combination of governmental and non-governmental activities. When separate records are not available to separate the activities that are not governmental in nature from those that are, the establishment is classified to this sector.

911 - Federal government public administrationCAN

This subsector comprises establishments of the federal government primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, such as legislative activities, judicial activities, taxation, national defence, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs and international assistance and the administration of government programs.

9112 - Federal protective servicesCAN

This industry group comprises establishments of the federal government primarily engaged in providing services to ensure the security of persons and property. Protection includes measures to protect against negligence, exploitation and abuse.

91121 - Federal courts of law

This industry comprises establishments of the federal government primarily engaged in rendering judgements and interpreting the law, including the arbitration of civil actions. Appeal boards of federal jurisdiction are included.

911210 - Federal courts of lawCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments of the federal government primarily engaged in rendering judgements and interpreting the law, and the arbitration of civil actions.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • administrative courts, federal government
    • court of appeal, federal government
    • Supreme Court of Canada

    All examples

  • Inclusion(s)

    • appeal boards of federal jurisdiction
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