The Businesses database provides a detailed list of businesses from InfoCanada. It includes company name, Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry code, along with location coordinates for every business in the database. There are about 1.1 million records in this database and the data undergo an exhaustive telephone verification process every year to ensure accuracy. In addition, the data are cleaned by our analysts to identify duplicates to the fullest extent possible. As a geocoded location database for mapping and other analytical applications, it helps users develop effective B2C and B2B marketing programs.
Below you will find a short video that covers product details, sources, methodology, applications and key questions about this product. Watching this video will provide you with an overview of the product and give you some ideas for how it can be used in your own work.
Following the video, there are some additional resources linked for your reference: release notes, variable list, metadata, glossary, and NAICS code glossary.