Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71)
Under this topic you will find the North American Industry Classification
System definition of the
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (NAICS 71) sector. You can use this
definition to properly identify the segment of the industry you wish to study
further in other sections of Canadian Industry Statistics.
Definition of the Sector
This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating facilities or providing services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. These establishments produce, promote or participate in live performances, events or exhibits intended for public viewing; provide the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances; preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest; and operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in sports or recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobbies and leisure-time interests.
There are establishments engaged in activities related to arts and recreation that are classified in other sectors of NAICS. The most important are listed below.
Establishments primarily engaged in:
- transportation establishments providing sightseeing and pleasure cruises (48-49, Transportation and Warehousing)
- motion picture theatres, libraries and archives, and publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals and computer software (51, Information and Cultural Industries)
- establishments that provide both accommodation and recreational facilities, such as hunting and fishing camps, resorts and casino hotels (721, Accommodation Services)
- restaurants and night clubs that provide live entertainment in addition to the sale of food and beverages (722, Food Services and Drinking Places)