Postal Code Conversion File, 2006 Census
Product main pageThe Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) links the six-character postal codes to the standard 2006 Census geographic areas (such as dissemination areas, census tracts, and census subdivisions). By linking postal codes to the Statistics Canada geographic areas, the file facilitates the extraction and subsequent aggregation of data for selected geographic areas. The PCCF also associates each postal code with a longitude and latitude coordinate to support mapping applications. A reference guide is included (Catalogue no. 92-153-GWE).
The PCCF is updated on a semi-annual basis. Updates are available in January and July of each year. Clients must purchase the PCCF at the initial cost; then subsequent updated files (Catalogue no. 92-153-UCB) may be purchased at the update rate.
([B] = Bilingual; see "Bilingual products" below )
- CD-ROM [B] (Information on this page is for this format.)
|Product:||Postal Code Conversion File, 2006 Census|
|Frequency:||Every 5 years|
|Latest issue:||April 2007||$10,000.00|
|Release date:||October 19, 2007|
|Price note :|
|Subscription:||one year (365 days)||N/A|
|System requirements:||Microcomputer with a CD-ROM drive Format: flat ASCII file|
|Shipping charges:||No shipping charges for delivery in Canada. For shipments to the United States, $6 per issue or item ordered. For shipments to other countries, $10 per issue or per item ordered. Annual frequency = 1, Quarterly frequency = 4, Monthly frequency = 12.|
The Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) is available as standard packages for Canada, the provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and some tracted census agglomerations (CAs).
The postal codes are linked to the geographic areas used in the 2006 Census of Population. The reference date for these geographic areas is January 1, 2006.
These data are available at no additional charge to Canadian educational institutions participating in the Data Liberation Initiative.
Some bilingual products have changed to separate English and French products. In these cases, back issues are bilingual and the more recent issues are unilingual.
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