Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences - 54171

Definition

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting research and experimental development in the physical engineering and life sciences, including electronics, computers, chemistry, oceanography, geology, mathematics, physics, environmental, medicine, health, biology, botany, biotechnology, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, pharmacy, veterinary and other allied subjects.

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    Example Activities:
    Bacteriological research and development laboratories
    Biotechnology research and development laboratories
    Engineering research and development laboratories
    Entomological research and development laboratories
    Genetics research and development laboratories
    Life sciences research and development laboratories
    Mathematics research and development services
    Medical research and development laboratories
    Physical research and development laboratories

    Exclusions

    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    research and development on aerospace equipment undertaken by establishments belonging to
    enterprises manufacturing such equipment (see 336410 Aerospace product and parts manufacturing)
    physical, chemical or other analytical testing services (see 541380 Testing laboratories)
    performing laboratory testing for the veterinary profession (see 541940 Veterinary services)
    performing clinical laboratory testing for the medical profession (see 621510 Medical and diagnostic
    laboratories)

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

4,735

0-99 Employees

96%

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

Average revenue

$615.6
thousand

Profitable

68.1%

Salaries and wages

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