ZIPList Canada TM (May 2017)

Canadian Postal CodeOM data file with city, province, area code, time zone and daylight saving time information for all of Canada!

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Description
This data file lists every active Postal CodeOM for all of Canada, as well as the city, province, telephone area code, time zone, and daylight saving time. This database includes all recent area code changes. Search this file with your favorite text editor or import the file into any database program, such as MS Access, dBase, Paradox, FoxPro, etc. Also available in native Access, dBase, and Paradox formats. You can also incorporate this data into your own applications to look up the city and province based on Postal CodeOM or city.

  • More than 820,000 records
  • Covers all thirteen provinces and territories, including Nunavut
  • Updated monthly
We update every record in ZIPList Canada each month, so you always receive the latest and most up-to-date data. You can't get more accurate and timely Postal CodeOM data from any other source! We include the most recent area code changes in every update. Our data comes directly from Canada Post Corporation. We collect and cross-check all the other data continuously from a variety of sources, including NANPA, the telephone companies, and maps.

Note: Canadian Postal CodeOMs and US ZIP codes are also available in one combined file, ZIPList Can-USA.

Record Layout
Field Type Length
City Name Variable length 30 maximum
Province Code Fixed length 2
Postal CodeOM Fixed length 6 alphanumeric characters, plus embedded space
Preferred? Fixed length 1 ("P", or "A")
Area Code Fixed length 3 numeric characters
Time zone Fixed length 5 ("NST", "EST", "EST+1", "CST", "MST", "PST")
DST Fixed length 1 ("Y" or "N")

The City Name field identifies the city associated with that Postal CodeOM. There may be several different city names associated with a particular Postal CodeOM. If so, the same Postal CodeOM will appear in several different records, each with a different city name. You can use the Preferred? field to find the best city name to use with the Postal CodeOM in this case. City names include special French characters where appropriate.

The Postal CodeOM field contains only valid 6-character Canadian Postal CodeOMs currently defined by Canada Post Corporation (CPC). Obsolete Postal CodeOMs which have been "retired" from service by CPC are not included in this database. A particular Postal CodeOM may appear in more than one record if the Postal CodeOM crosses the boundary between two cities.

The Preferred? flag can have one of two states, which indicate whether or not the Postal CodeOM exists in more than one city (very few do), and which of those city names is the best to use with this Postal CodeOM. The two states are:

  • P - This record contains the primary city name for this Postal CodeOM
  • A - This record contains an alternate city name for this Postal CodeOM

The area code is the "most prevalent" area code for that one Postal CodeOM. If multiple area codes apply to that one Postal CodeOM, only the primary area code is listed. Overlay area codes are not listed.

The time zone field always contains the standard time zone designation for a particular Postal CodeOM. If that Postal CodeOM falls within a political entity which participates in daylight saving time (DST) during the summer months, the DST field is set to "Y". Otherwise the DST field is set to "N".

Sample Records
City Name
Aspen
Chester
Beaupré
Cap-Santé
Château-Richer
Saint-Jean-d'Orléans
Province Code
NS
NS
QC
QC
QC
QC
Postal CodeOM
B0H 1E0
B0J 1J0
G0A 1E0
G0A 1L0
G0A 1N0
G0A 3W0
Pref Code
P
P
P
P
P
P
Area Code
902
902
418
418
418
418
Time Zone
EST+1
EST+1
EST
EST
EST
EST
DST Flag
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

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