Public Administration (NAICS 91)


This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities of a governmental nature, i.e., the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them. Legislative activities, taxation, national defence, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs, international assistance, and the administration of government programs are activities that are purely governmental in nature. Government establishments may engage in a combination of governmental and non-governmental activities. In the absence of specific data in this regard, such establishments are classified in this sector.

Sectors included (NAICS)

  • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911)
  • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912)
  • Local, municipal and regional public administration (NAICS 913)
  • Aboriginal public administration (NAICS 914)
  • International and other extra-territorial public administration (NAICS 919)