North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 2.0


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52 - Finance and insurance

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions (that is, transactions involving the creation, liquidation, or change in ownership of financial assets) or in facilitating financial transactions. Included are:

* establishments that are primarily engaged in financial intermediation. They raise funds by taking deposits and/or issuing securities, and, in the process, incur liabilities, which they use to acquire financial assets by making loans and/or purchasing securities. Putting themselves at risk, they channel funds from lenders to borrowers and transform or repackage the funds with respect to maturity, scale and risk.

* establishments that are primarily engaged in the pooling of risk by underwriting annuities and insurance. They collect fees (insurance premiums or annuity considerations), build up reserves, invest those reserves and make contractual payments. Fees are based on the expected incidence of the insured risk and the expected return on investment.

526 - Funds and other financial vehiclesCAN

This subsector comprises funds, trusts and other financial vehicles organized to hold portfolio assets for the benefit of others, such as unit holders, beneficiaries of pension funds, and investors. These entities earn interest, dividends and other property income, but have little or no employment and no revenue from the sale of services.

5269 - Other funds and financial vehiclesCAN

This industry group comprises portfolios of specialized or diversified securities and other investments held on behalf of unit holders, shareholders or investors.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • pension funds (See 52611 Pension funds)
52698 - All other funds and financial vehicles

This industry comprises funds and financial vehicles, not classified to any other class, such as special purpose trusts, closed-end funds and securitization vehicles.

526981 - Securitization vehiclesCAN

This Canadian industry comprises special purpose financial vehicles organized for the acquisition of pools of receivables and the issuance of marketable fixed-income securities. These receivables are generally loans made to persons and/or businesses, such as credit card receivables, automobile and equipment loans and leases, and residential and commercial mortgages. These securities are broadly referred to as asset-backed securities.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • factoring of receivables (See 522299 All other non-depository credit intermediation)
526989 - All other miscellaneous funds and financial vehiclesCAN

This Canadian industry comprises funds and financial vehicles, not classified to any other Canadian class, such as special purpose trusts, closed-end funds.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • agency fund
    • foundation funds
    • mortgage investment funds (except REITs)

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • real estate investment trusts (REITs) primarily engaged in leasing real estate property are classified based on the type of property (See 5311 Lessors of real estate)
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