3-Digit Postal Code Canada


This map visualizes all 3-digit postal codes in Canada. The data in this dataset contains all the geographical data that is used to draw the postal code boundaries on a digital map. Spotzi developed and updated this data. The boundaries in this set were last updated in 2019. The dataset contains 1.620 postal code areas (status: january 2019).

Which features contains this postal code dataset?

This dataset contains the following characteristics:

FeatureValue (example)
PostalcodeA1S
GeometryPOLYGON(((-52.7381091864629 47.3357800467595,-52.7383076254154 47.335…

Use postal code boundaries for location analytics

Many of our clients import this data into the Spotzi Mapbuilder to perform location analytics and find answers to the most challenging business issues. Our online tool offers you the possibility to directly import our geographical data, create insightful maps and perform location intelligence. When you order this dataset with our Mapbuilder package you will receive the following benefits.

  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Join your own data to postal code areas on the map.
  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Advanced map styling options.
  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Calculate the population density/households per postal code.
  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Visualize the number of business per postal code area.
  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Upload a list with business locations and visualize every location on the map.
  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Filtering postal code areas within a certain radius from your location.
  • 3-Digit Postal Code Canada
    Exporting data based on these filters.

When ordering this dataset in combination with a subscription on Spotzi Premium you will receive 12-month access to these functionalities. During this period you will also receive regular updates of your data. After 12 months, your subscription will automatically be extended.

Ready-to-use location analytics packages with postal code areas

Are you looking for a ready-to-use solution where all data and tools are included? Use our Territory-package. This package contains all boundary datasets of the Netherlands. In addition, this package also contains a wide range of tools to perform the best location analytics like the Join App. This functionality offers you the possiblity to quickly connect your data to areas on the map. With this package you have a solution to immediately start your location analytics. Take a look at our package pricing.

Order this dataset separately or as a postal code list for Excel?

Do you prefer to use this data in Excel, a CRM or BI tools? You are also able to export this data to CSV or as a geographical file (.geojson, .shp and .kml) that is compatible with software like Esri ARCGIS, Carto, Mapbox, Tableau, Qlik, Mapinfo and QGIS.

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3-Digit Postal Code Canada

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DETAILS
SourceSpotzi
Last update2019
Year of coverage2016
Update intervalAnnually
Number of features2
Geographical levelpc3
Number of records1.620
GeometryPolygons
ProjectionWGS84
EncodingUTF-8
Available formatsCSV, Shapefile, KML, GEOJSON, XML
Web service?Yes
Compatible withSpotzi Mapbuilder, Esri ARCGIS, Carto, Mapbox, Tableau, Qlik, Mapinfo, QGIS, Excel, CRM integratie


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Frequently asked questions

  • Can I export the postal code boundaries as a geographical or Excel file?

     
    Yes! You have unlimited access to this data that you can export at all time. During your subscription you will automatically receive regular data updates.
  • How do I end my yearly subscription to this data?

     
    In the Mapbuilder you can always notify us if you want to end your subscription. The data will always be available as a download in your Mapbuilder account, however you will not receive any more data updates and the premium functionalities will be disabled.
  • I cancelled my data subscription. Do I still have the rights to use this data?

     
    Yes! You receive unlimited usage rights.
  • Is this data also available as a web service?

     
    Yes! When you purchased one of our postal code datasets with a yearly subscription to Spotzi Premium, you have access to the functionalities to the Spotzi Webservice.

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Postal codes in Canada

Postal code structure in Canada

The Canadian postal code system is developed by the Canadian national postal service (Canada Post) to divide Canada into different areas. With this system each Canadian region gets a unique code and locations can be found easily.

The 3-digit postal codes are part of the official alphanumeric 6-digit postal code system. The first three indicate the Forward Sortation Area and the last three, the Local Delivery Unit. The structure of these 6-digit postal codes is as follows:

  • Vxxxxx: The first letter indicates the province. For example, the letter V represents the Vancouver province.
  • V8xxxx: The second digit indicates whether we are dealing with a rural or an urban area. When this number is 0, this is a vast rural area. All other numbers feature an urban area.
  • V8Axxx: The third letter, in combination with the first two digits indicates the exact geographical district and whether this is a rural area, a town or a large city area.
  • The last three characters denote a local delivery unit (LDU). An LDU denotes a specific single address or range of addresses

Postal code range in Canada

The current 3-digit postal code range of Canada is: A0A – Y1A. The lowest postal code (A0A) is located in Newfoundland and Labrador. The highest postal code area (Y1A) is situated in Yukon

3-digit postal code areas in Canada

At this moment the total 3-digit postal code database of Canada contains 1,620 areas.

Looking for other data on postal code level like demographics and consumer spending? We offer a wide range of data at postal code level.

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