Wholesale Trade (NAICS 41)


This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling merchandise and providing related logistics, marketing, and support services. The wholesaling process is generally an intermediate step in the distribution of merchandise; many wholesalers are therefore organized to sell merchandise in large quantities to retailers, business, and institutional clients. However, some wholesalers, in particular those that supply non-consumer capital goods, sell merchandise in single units to final users. This sector includes two main types of wholesalers: wholesale merchants, and wholesale agents and brokers.

Sectors included (NAICS)

  • Farm product merchant wholesalers (NAICS 411)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (NAICS 412)
  • Food, beverage and tobacco merchant wholesalers (NAICS 413)
  • Personal and household goods merchant wholesalers (NAICS 414)
  • Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories merchant wholesalers (NAICS 415)
  • Building material and supplies merchant wholesalers (NAICS 416)
  • Machinery, equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (NAICS 417)
  • Miscellaneous merchant wholesalers (NAICS 418)
  • Business-to-business electronic markets, and agents and brokers (NAICS 419)

Workforce sectoral committees

  • Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre en horticulture ornementale – commercialisation et services
  • 3230, rue Sicotte
  • Local E - 300 ouest
  • Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
  • J2S7B3
  • Phone: 450-774-3456
  • Fax: 450-774-3556
  • Email: info@horticompetences.ca
  • Comité sectoriel de main-d'œuvre du commerce de l'alimentation
  • 7105, rue St-Hubert
  • Local 105
  • Montréal, QC
  • H2S2N1
  • Phone: 514-499-1598
  • Fax: 514-499-3483
  • Email: info@csmoca.org