Beauty Industry Employment Statistics by Province

Employment Statistics in Canada’s Beauty Industry


The National Occupation Classification (NOC) is a numeric system used to classify occupations in Canada. It is a nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) on the other hand, is used by businesses and the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada to classify business establishments according their type of economic activity.

The Beauty Industry falls under:

  • 6271 for Hairstylists
  • 6482 for Estheticians and Nail Technicians
  • 5226 for Makeup Artists
  • 3235 for Massage Therapists

  • 8121- Personal Care Services

Personal Care Services

This industry group comprises businesses primarily engaged in providing personal care services, such as hair care and esthetic services, hair replacement and scalp treatment services, massage services, diet counseling services and ear piercing services.

The North American Industry Classification System further classifies these establishments into more specific services. Contact ESG to learn more.

An establishment is placed into a NAICS category according to its primary business activity (the product or service whose revenues are the highest in terms of dollar value in that particular business).

If an establishment provides more than one product or service and these activities cross over NAICS boundaries any given year then an establishment could move from one NAICS code to another. For example, a spa that offers esthetics and massage therapy could cross over NAICS codes depending on which service sold more that year- facials or massages for example.

The above information was collected via
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
Industry Canada
Statistics Canada


The author, Silvia Sanchez, graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in Psychology and has over 15 years of experience in the career-consulting field.

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