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.

912 - Provincial and territorial public administrationCAN

This subsector comprises establishments of provincial or territorial governments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, such as legislative activities, judicial activities, taxation, public order and safety, and the administration of provincial or territorial government programs.

9121 - Provincial protective servicesCAN

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

91214 - Provincial fire-fighting services

This industry comprises establishments of provincial and territorial governments primarily engaged in the prevention, investigation and extinction of fires.

912140 - Provincial fire-fighting servicesCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments of provincial and territorial governments primarily engaged in the prevention, investigation and extinction of fires.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • fire investigation service, provincial government
    • fire marshal's office, provincial government
    • fire prevention programs, provincial government

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