Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services - 541

Definition

This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in: activities in which human capital is the major input. These establishments make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis.

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    The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular expertise and training of the service provider.

    The main components of this subsector are legal services industries, accounting and related services industries, architectural, engineering and related services industries, surveying and mapping services industries, design services industries, management, scientific and technical consulting services industries, scientific research and development services industries, and advertising services industries.

    The distinguishing feature of this subsector is the fact that most of the industries grouped in it have production processes that are almost wholly dependent on worker skills. In most of these industries, equipment and materials are not of major importance. Thus, the establishments classified in this subsector sell expertise. Much of the expertise requires a university or college education, though not in every case.

    Exclusions

    No exclusions are specified in the 2012 NAICS Canada manual.

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

437,052

0-99 Employees

99.2%

View financial data for 2016 based on industry averages for SME's.

Average revenue

$259.3
thousand

Profitable

88.7%

Gross domestic product

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Salaries and wages

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