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 Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 411)
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 412)
  • Food, Beverage and Tobacco Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 413)
  • Personal and Household Goods Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 414)
  • Motor Vehicle and Parts Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 415)
  • Building Material and Supplies Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 416)
  • Machinery, Equipment and Supplies Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 417)
  • Miscellaneous Wholesaler-Distributors (NAICS 418)
  • Wholesale Agents and Brokers (NAICS 419)
  • List of occupations for which demand is highest in this sector

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