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

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541710 - Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciencesCAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting research and experimental development in physical, engineering and life sciences, such as electronics, computers, chemistry, oceanography, geology, mathematics, physics, environmental, medicine, health, biology, botany, biotechnology, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, pharmacy, veterinary and other allied subjects.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bacteriological research and development laboratories
    • biotechnology research and development laboratories
    • entomological research and development laboratories
    • environmental (pollution) research and development laboratories
    • genetics research and development laboratories
    • health (e.g., cancer, cerebral palsy) research and development laboratories
    • mathematics research and development services
    • research and development laboratories or services, engineering
    • research and development laboratories or services, physical sciences

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • performing clinical laboratory testing for the medical profession (See 621510 Medical and diagnostic laboratories)
    • performing laboratory testing for the veterinary profession (See 541940 Veterinary services)
    • physical, chemical or other analytical testing services (See 541380 Testing laboratories)
    • research and development on aerospace equipment undertaken by establishments belonging to enterprises manufacturing such equipment (See 336410 Aerospace product and parts manufacturing)
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