Archived – Revision of the North American Industry Classification System for 2012

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March 9, 2010 (Archived Previous notice Archived)

The 2007 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is currently being revised. Its next version will be available in January 2012 and will be referred to as NAICS 2012.

A call for proposals for changes to the 2007 version was put out on July 3rd, 2008. The deadline for receipt of proposals was September 30th, 2009. The consultation phase is now closed and proposals are no longer being accepted.

Review of the proposed revisions is continuing, within Statistics Canada and with our counterparts at the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica (INEGI) and the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) of the United States acting on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget. Statistics Canada, INEGI and the ECPC have collaborated on NAICS to make the industry statistics produced by the three countries comparable; this has continued for NAICS 2012.

Decisions on proposed revisions will be made by January 2011 at which point they will be posted on this website.

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