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Canadian Industry Statistics

With a NAICS number you can compare similar companies across an industry by using North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 3.0 [now hosted on Statistics Canada website]. For example, using NAICS 33711 - Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing you can search the Canadian Industry Statistics site to compare your company with the same classification to others (peers) in the Canadian industry.

Some areas of comparison on CIS include:

  • Summary (Overview)
  • Establishments by Employment Type and Region
  • Establishments by Employment Size Category and Region
  • Number of Establishments - ASML
  • Changes in Establishment Counts
  • Revenues
  • Expenses
  • Net Profit/Loss
  • Employment by Type of Employee
  • Important Notes on Employment Data
  • Manufacturing Revenues
  • Manufacturing Intensity
  • Manufacturing Costs by Category
  • Cost of Energy, Water and Vehicle Fuel
  • Employment by Type of Employee
  • Average Annual Salaries by type of Employee
  • Total Salaries and Wages by Type of Employee
  • Comparing Compensation between Production and Administrative Employees
  • Manufacturing Revenue per Employee
  • Manufacturing Value-Added per Employee
  • Manufacturing vs Total Activity
  • Net Revenues
  • Company Directories

North American Industry Classication System (NAICS)


The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by federal statistical agencies in Canada, U.S., and Mexico for classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Standard Industry Classifications (SIC)

The Standard Industrial Classification (abbreviated SIC) is a United States government system for classifying industries by a four-digit code. Established in 1937, it is being supplanted by the six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS code) that was initially released in 1997. Certain government departments and agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes (so it still has some popularity and value in terms of the stock market in North America.

Concordances are often used to translate SIC codes to NAICS. See "Concordances between industry classifications" for more.

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