What is a NAICS code?
North American Index Classification System (NAICS) is a classification system within the North American Industry. The system was developed for statistical analysis, however, various government agencies, trade associations, and regulatory boards have adapted the NAICS classification system for internal needs. NAICS codes can tell us for example how many businesses we have classified under Landscaping (NAICS 5617).
How do I know which NAICS code fits my business?
A simple way to finding out which NAICS code your business fits under, is using Google (open these instructions as a PDF).
If you own a Landscaping business in Prince George you should enter Landscaping NAICS code and hit enter. (DO NOT enter the name of your business for example, Simply Greenworks NAICS code)
Look for the statcan link for NAICS codes (this is usually the first item on google but sometimes can be a couple links below the first item). Opening the link will give the full description of that NAICS code.
Choose the FIRST FOUR DIGITS of the NAICS code listed.
For the Landscaping example, you would select 5617. These first four digits will be the NAICS code you will need to enter for your business license.
If you have any questions about the NAICS codes or the process of finding which one applies to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.