North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007


211114 Non-Conventional Oil Extraction CAN

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in producing crude oil from surface shales or tar sands or from reservoirs in which the hydrocarbons are semisolids and conventional production methods are not possible.

Exclusion(s): Establishments primarily engaged in:

  • the exploration for, and/or production of, petroleum or natural gas from wells in which the hydrocarbons will initially flow or can be produced using normal pumping techniques (211113, Conventional Oil and Gas Extraction)
  • performing oil field services for operators, on a contract or fee basis (213118, Services to Oil and Gas Extraction)
  • recovering liquefied petroleum gases incidental to petroleum refining (324110, Petroleum Refineries)

Example activities