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

212210 - Iron ore mining

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mining, beneficiating or otherwise preparing iron ores, and manganiferous ores valued chiefly for their iron content.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • iron agglomerate and pellet production
    • iron ore dressing (beneficiation) plants
    • magnoferrite and manganiferous ore valued for iron content, mining

    All examples

  • Inclusion(s)

    • magnetite mining
    • mining ore (i.e., limonite, siderite, taconite, brown ore)
    • production of sinter and other agglomerates
    • production of sinter and other agglomerates (except those associated with blast furnace operations)
    • specular hematite concentrate mining
  • Exclusion(s)

    • operating blast furnaces to produce pig iron from iron ore (See 331110 Iron and steel mills and ferro-alloy manufacturing)
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