Canada Postal Code Database

Non-Geocoded Version

This Enterprise Class database is considerably better than an off-the-shelf list of Canada Postal CodesOM from Canada Post databases. It is extremely clean due to a continual verification process that we’ve honed longer than anyone (since the 1990's), which includes proper casing and standardized names. This file contains over 875,000 records with official city and township names. It is updated frequently to provide the most current and accurate database possible.

Note: If you want all of the cities that a postal code covers, try our truly unique CanadaPlus product. It contains an additional 375,000 cities and towns.

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Based on frequency of change, we recommend you download the latest version of this particular database on a regular basis.

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Immediate download link from our site, a free utility for custom files, or an FTP directory (upon request) auto updated as new releases occur.

Exceptionally Comprehensive

Our Canadian Postal CodesOM contains over 875,000 records. This list of Canada Postal CodesOM (a.k.a. Canada ZIP Codes list) is intended for Enterprise client and is excellent for determining the correct Area Code and Time Zone, meeting Canada Post requirements, along with city name standardization and verification.

Established Verification Methods

As the very first U.S. Company to ever license the list of Canadian Postal CodesOM from Canada Post, we know precision and accuracy is a result of a extensive verification process, cross-referencing with multiple resources, and stable methods. We’ve been refining our algorithms for identifying and resolving irregularities for about 25 years! Learn More:
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Database Specs

Multi-Cities per Postal Code

If a Postal Code boundary covers more than one city, each city is listed as a separate record.

Data Format - CSV

Comma-Separated Values (CSV) Text File

Postal Code

The postal code is 7 characters in the following format: ANA NAN.  Please note that there is a space in the 4th position

Province Code

The Province code is 2 characters (AB=Alberta, BC=British Columbia, MB=Manitoba, etc.)

City/ Town

The city/town is up to 30 characters long.

City Sequence

This 2 digit max field will contain a '1' for a postal code's primary city and increment for alternate cities.

Time Zones

The format is: ‐9999 (2‐digit hours and 2‐digit minutes relative to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)). All Time Zones in the Western Hemisphere are negative relative to the GMT. (-0500=Eastern, -0600=Central, etc.) Note: both Hours and Minutes are imperative for accuracy. For example, Newfoundland Island (not the mainland) is -0330 (minus 3 hours and 30 minutes from GMT), yet the Newfoundland mainland is -0400 hours from GMT.

Daylight Saving Time Flag

Indicates whether Daylight Savings Time is observed in that Postal Code area.

Area Code

The 3 digit Canadian area code.

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Related Links

Canadian Postal Codes with Latitude and Longitude (Geocoded ~875,000 Records)
CanadaPlus without Latitude / Longitude (~1.2 million records)
CanadaPlus with Latitude / Longitude (Geocoded ~1.28 million records)