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Canadian Postal Codes

Canadian Postal Codes

Produced: on or before 5th calendar day quarterly
Current Release: October 5, 2016
Distribution Frequency: quarterly (issue date: January, April, July, October)
Distribution Format: Internet download

Cost effective Canadian postal code data products. Whether your needs are simple city-province lookups from a postal code, distance calculations, finding all postal codes or locations within a radius, finding the area code or time zone used, our data can help.

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 Premium EditionStandard EditionLite Edition
Postal CodeYesYesYes
City NameYesYesYes
Abbreviated City NameYesYesNo
Full Province NameYesYesNo
Province AbbreviationYesYesYes
Rural/Urban IndicatorYesYesYes
Area CodeYesNoNo
Time ZoneYesNoNo
DST RecognizedYesNoNo
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text file

The Canadian postal code data files are ASCII, comma separated value (CSV) text files. Each file contains a single header row followed by multiple data rows. Each row is terminated with a carriage return line feed character pair. Each data field is separated with a single comma character. If the field data contains one or more commas then the field is encapsulated with an opening and closing double quote character.

Each file name ends with the file extension ".txt" or ".csv". Though intended to be imported into an SQL or similar database this data can be easily viewed with any text editor.

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