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Public administration

North American Industry Classification System code (NAICS): 91

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, that is, the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them. Legislative activities, taxation, national defence, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs and international assistance, and the administration of government programs are activities that are purely governmental in nature. Ownership is not a criterion for classification. Government owned establishments engaged in activities that are not governmental in nature are classified to the same industry as privately owned establishments engaged in similar activities. Government establishments may engage in a combination of governmental and non-governmental activities. When separate records are not available to separate the activities that are not governmental in nature from those that are, the establishment is classified to this sector.

911 · Federal government public administration
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This subsector comprises establishments of the federal government primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, such as legislative activities, judicial activities, taxation, national defence,…

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912 · Provincial and territorial public administration
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This subsector comprises establishments of provincial or territorial governments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, such as legislative activities, judicial activities, taxation, public…

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913 · Local, municipal and regional public administration
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This subsector comprises establishments of local governments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, such as legislative activities, taxation, public order and safety, and…

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914 · Aboriginal public administration
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This subsector comprises establishments of aboriginal governments primarily engaged in providing to their constituents, a wide variety of government services that would otherwise be provided…

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919 · International and other extra-territorial public administration
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This subsector comprises establishments of foreign governments in Canada primarily engaged in governmental service activities, such as consular, diplomatic and legation activities.

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