Revision of the North American Industry Classification System

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Consultation objectives

From July 30, 2013 to July 31, 2014, Statistics Canada is consulting key stakeholders and the public to revise its North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to ensure it continues to meet the needs of users and to offer relevant, up-to-date descriptions and definitions that reflect the country's evolving industries.

Consultation method

Statistics Canada invites data producers, data users, clients, stakeholders and members of the public to submit proposals for changes to the NAICS through email.

Proposals will be accepted until July 31, 2014.

How to get involved

This consultation is now closed.

Proposals for changes to the NAICS should be submitted by email to the following address: Participants should consult the guidelines before submitting their proposal.

Participants who wish to know more about this consultation can consult the guidelines, send an email to, or contact Statistics Canada's Statistical Information Service.


Statistics Canada will publish the updated NAICS in 2017.