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How do I find a NAICS code?

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

NAICS codes vary from 3-digits to 6-digits in length, and are assigned to industries. They form a numerical hierarchy for organizational purposes.

For example:

NAICS code    Industry
445 Food and Beverage Store
4452 Specialty Food Store
445220 Fish and Seafood Markets

You can find industry NAICS codes from the Statistics Canada website:

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