Appendix E: Tourism industries in the Human Resource Module

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This study uses the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2002 to define the tourism-related industries. Briefly, NAICS is a comprehensive industry classification system encompassing all economic activities. It is designed for the compilation of production statistics and, therefore, for the classification of data relating to establishments (and locations). The criteria used to group establishments into industries in NAICS are similarity of input structures, labour skills or production processes used.

In order to maintain the reliability of the data, several tourism industries have been grouped together. Thus the tourism industry groups of the Human Resource Module (HRM) include:

  • Transportation
    • Air transportation
    • All other transportation (includes rail, water, bus, taxi and vehicle rental)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and beverage services
  • Recreation and entertainment
  • Travel services

Following is a detailed list of all tourism industries, including their NAICS codes.

Detailed list of tourism industries by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2002


Air transportation

  • 4811 Scheduled air transport
  • 4812 Non-scheduled air transport

All other transportation industries

  • 4821 Rail transportation
    of which:
    • Tourism sub-industries
      482114 Passenger rail transportation
    • Non-tourism sub-industries
      482112 Short-haul freight rail transportation
      482113 Mainline freight rail transportation
  • 4831 Deep sea, coastal and great lakes water transportation
  • 4832 Inland water transportation
  • 4851 Urban transit systems
  • 4852 Interurban and rural bus transportation
  • 4853 Taxi and limousine service
  • 4854 School and employee bus transportation
  • 4855 Charter bus industry
  • 4859 Other transit and ground passenger transportation
  • 4871 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land
  • 4872 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, water
  • 4879 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other
  • 5A0510Note 1 Automotive equipment rental and leasing
    of which:
    • Tourism sub-industries
      532111 Passenger car rental
      532120 Truck, utility trailer and RV (recreational vehicle) rental and leasing
    • Non-tourism sub-industries
      532112 Passenger car leasing


  • 7211 Traveller accommodation
  • 721ANote 1 RV (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps
    of which:
    • Tourism sub-industries
      721211 RV (recreational vehicle) parks and campgrounds
      721212 Hunting and fishing camps
      721213 Recreational (except hunting and fishing) and vacation camps
    • Non-tourism sub-industries
      721310 Rooming and boarding houses

Food and beverage services

  • 7220 Food services and drinking places
    of which:
    • Tourism sub-industries
      72211 Full-service restaurants
      72221 Limited-service eating places
      72241 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)
    • Non-tourism sub-industries
      72231 Food service contractors
      72232 Caterers
      72233 Mobile food services

Recreation and entertainment

  • 51213 Motion picture and video exhibition
  • 7110 Performing arts, spectator sports and related industries
    of which:
    • Tourism sub-industries
      7111 Performing arts companies
      7112 Spectator sports
      7115 Independent artists, writers and performers
    • Non-tourism sub-industries
      7113 Promoters (presenters) of performing arts, sports and similar events
      7114 Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers and other public figures
  • 7121 Heritage institutions
  • 713ANote 1 Amusement and recreation industries
  • 7131 Amusement parks and arcades
  • 7132 Gambling industries
  • 7139 Other amusement and recreation industries
    of which:
    • Tourism sub-industries
      71391 Golf courses and country clubs
      71392 Skiing facilities
      71393 Marinas
      71395 Bowling centres
      71399 All other amusement and recreation industries
    • Non-tourism sub-industries
      71394 Fitness and recreational sports centres

Travel services

  • 5615 Travel arrangement and reservation services


  1. Special aggregation of NAICS industries in the Canadian System of National Accounts (CSNA).
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