Coronavirus - Essential Businesses Compiled by Canada Business Portal


Canada’s National Strategy for Critical Infrastructure defines critical infrastructure as the processes, systems, facilities, technologies, networks, assets, and services essential to the health, safety, security or economic well-being of Canadians and the effective functioning of government. The Strategy classifies critical infrastructure in Canada according to ten sectors:

A number of jurisdictions within Canada have announced that business closures and border measures are in effect. Provincial and territorial announcements have highlighted that only organizations necessary to provide “essential services” are permitted to operate.
Note: Health:
We have compiled the latest healthcare listing which contains the Canada-wide health facilities database. Below mentioned SIC codes business are available in the database.
  • SIC Code 8071 - Medical Laboratories
  • SIC Code 8734 - Testing Laboratories
  • SIC Code 8062 - General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • SIC Code 8069 - Specialty Hospitals, except Psychiatric
  • SIC Code 8093 - Specialty Outpatient Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 0741 - Veterinary Services for Livestock
  • SIC Code 0742 - Veterinary Services for Animal Specialties
  • SIC Code 8361 - Residential Care
  • SIC Code 5047 - Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies
  • SIC Code 8082 - Home Health Care Services
  • SIC Code 8011 - Offices and Clinics of Doctors of Medicine
  • SIC Code 8021 - Offices and Clinics of Dentists
  • SIC Code 8051 - Skilled Nursing Care Facilities
  • SIC Code 8052 - Intermediate Care Facilities
  • SIC Code 8059 - Nursing and Personal Care Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 3841 - Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus
  • SIC Code 3842 - Orthopedic, Prosthetic, and Surgical Appliances and Supplies
  • SIC Code 7352 - Medical Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • SIC Code 8049 - Offices and Clinics of Health Practitioners, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 8093 - Specialty Outpatient Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 8041 - Offices and Clinics of Chiropractors
  • SIC Code 8049 - Offices and Clinics of Health Practitioners, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 8049 - Offices and Clinics of Health Practitioners, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 8049 - Offices and Clinics of Health Practitioners, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 6324 - Hospital and Medical Service Plans

Essential Services Necessary to Maintain the Safety, Sanitation and Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Businesses:
As per article published by WHO The provision of safe water, sanitation and hygienic conditions is essential for protecting human health during all infectious disease outbreaks, including of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).We have compiled the latest Safety, Sanitation and Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Businesses which contains the Canada-wide facilities database. Below mentioned SIC codes business are available in the database.
  • SIC Code 4953 - Refuse Systems
  • SIC Code 7349 - Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 7211 - Power Laundries, Family and Commercial
  • SIC Code 7215 - Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaning
  • SIC Code 7217 - Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Grocery Stores Including All Food and Beverage Stores
We have compiled the latest healthcare listing which contains the Canada-wide health facilities database. Below mentioned SIC codes business are available in the database.
  • SIC Code 5411 - Grocery Stores
  • SIC Code 5141 - Groceries, General Line
  • SIC Code 5149 - Groceries and Related Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 5921 - Liquor Stores
  • SIC Code 5499 - Miscellaneous Food Stores

Law Enforcement, Including Corrections and Community Supervision:
  • SIC Code 9221 - Police Protection
  • SIC Code 8744 - Facilities Support Management Services
  • SIC Code 9223 - Correctional Institutions

Essential Manufacturing Units:
  • SIC Code 20 - Food and Kindred Products
  • SIC Code 28 - Chemicals and Allied Products
  • SIC Code 384 - Surgical, Medical, and Dental Instruments and Supplies
  • SIC Code 2844 - Perfumes, Cosmetics, and other Toilet Preparations
  • SIC Code 2834 - Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • SIC Code 2676 - Sanitary Paper Products
  • SIC Code 367 - Electronic Components and Accessories
  • SIC Code 01-09 - Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
  • SIC Code 3523 - Farm Machinery and Equipment
  • SIC Code 2679 - Converted Paper and Paperboard Products, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • SIC Code 2676 - Sanitary Food Containers, Except Folding
  • SIC Code 2657 - Folding Paperboard Boxes, Including Sanitary
  • SIC Code 3711 - Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies
  • SIC Code 3713 - Truck and Bus Bodies

Essential Transportation:
  • SIC Code 40 - Railroad Transportation
  • SIC Code 41 - Local and Suburban Transit and Interurban Highway Passenger Transportation
  • SIC Code 42 - Motor Freight Transportation and Warehousing
  • SIC Code 43 - United States Postal Service
  • SIC Code 47 - Transportation Services
  • SIC Code 7521 - Automobile Parking

Essential Government Offices:
  • SIC Code 9111 - Executive Offices
  • SIC Code 9121 - Legislative Bodies
  • SIC Code 9131 - Executive & Legislative Combined
  • SIC Code 9191 - General Government, Nec
Nearly all data sources used to create this database are publicly available sources, such as municipal governments, provincial/territorial governments and health authorities and agencies, and independent not-for-profit organizations specializing in the health information field. The data were obtained either from open data portals located on websites or web-scraped, or were provided directly by the source. In most cases, sources were discovered using major search engines or through professional contacts. Sources were sought in all Canadian provinces and territories.