means a business carried on by a person or an adventure or concern in the nature of trade (other than a business, or adventure or concern, engaged in by an individual, a personal trust, or a partnership comprised solely of individuals, without a reasonable expectation of profit) except to the extent that the business or adventure involves the making of exempt supplies by the person. The definition also includes the making of a supply (other than an exempt supply) of real property and anything done in the course of or in connection with the making of the supply.
Related to the offering for sale or resale, purchase, trade, barter, or the actual or intended transfer in the pursuit of gain or pro'- it of any item of wildlife, and includes the use of any wildlife article for the purpose of facilitating such buying and selling provided, however, that it does not include exhibition of such articles by museums or similar cultural or historical organizations.
A commercial activity involves the making and provision of a product or providing a service that is commercial in nature. Under PIPEDA, commercial activities also include the selling, leasing, trading or sharing for some consideration, donor, membership or other fundraising lists.
activity undertaken as part of a commercial enterprise
As defined in PIPEDA (federal legislation) commercial activity is: "any particular transaction, act or conduct or any regular course of conduct that is of commercial character, including the selling, bartering or leasing of donor, membership or other fundraising lists." There is not a precise list of exactly what transactions would fall under the definition of commercial activity.
An activity conducted for commercial/private profit or gain or non-profit fundraising. This includes but is not limited to soliciting sales or funds, marketing or advertising a product or service, posting an advertisement to a newsgroup, and reselling University resources. University authorized commercial activities are excepted, e.g., El Corral Bookstore and Enterprise Project sales. Detailed guidelines are being developed to clarify exceptions.
Any business, adventure, or concern in the nature of trade carried on by certain persons, but does not include the making of exempt supplies. It also includes the supply of real property by any person, other than an exempt supply, and anything done in the course of making the supply or in connection with the supply. A commercial activity does not include any business or adventure or concern in the nature of trade carried on without a reasonable expectation of profit by an individual, a personal trust, or a partnership where all the members are individuals.