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Licence Agreement for Postal Code Conversion File, Postal Codes by Federal Ridings File and Postal Code Conversion File Plus.
The DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) provides access to the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) and Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+). It provides a correspondence between the Canada Post Corporation six character postal code and Statistics Canada’s standard geographical areas -- e.g., dissemination areas, census tracts, and census subdivisions. Statistics Canada Product Reference Guide (PCCF) available.
The PCCF uses an SLI or ‘Single Link Indicator’ for matching. The single link indicator identifies the geographic area with the majority of dwellings assigned to a particular Postal Code.
The PCCF+ uses population-weighted random allocation for Postal Codes that link to more than one geographic area.
A YouTube video produced by Jeff Moon (Queen's University) describes How to use Statistics Canada's Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) and SAS to connect your Postal Codes to Census geography.
Queen's University Library has also created a useful guide to the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF).
Request by email: email@example.com [Restricted License Students & Faculty]
Available to University of Lethbridge students and faculty by request. <firstname.lastname@example.org>.