In Canadian Industry Statistics the Goods-Producing sectors are defined according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS divides the Canadian Economy into 20 sectors, with two divisions for largely goods-producing industries and entirely services-producing industries.
The sectors of the economy can be regrouped to form five largely goods-producing industries and fifteen services-producing industries.
Goods-producing industries are primarily associated with the production of goods (e.g., growing of crops, generation of electricity, the manufacturing of computers), however, these sectors may also produce some services (e.g., pest control services, plumbing services, land subdivision, house-painting, support services for mining operations).
The 5 economic sectors specified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as goods-producing industries are listed below. Links are to the official NAICS Canada 2007 definition of each sector.