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Numeric Data & Statistics: Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) - Access by Request

Numeric Data and aggregate statistics resources available via the University of Lethbridge Library.

Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) -- Statistics Canada DLI Product Description [Restricted License Students & Faculty]


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).

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Product Access - Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)


Available to University of Lethbridge students and faculty by request. <>.