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Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)

Using the postal code conversion file


The Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) is a text file with about 1.7 million postal codes which provides a correspondence between the Canada Post Corporation (CPC) six-character postal code and Statistics Canada's standard geographic areas for which census data and other statistics are produced. Through the link between postal codes and standard geographic areas, the PCCF permits the integration of data from various sources. The Single Link Indicator provides one best link for every postal code, as there are multiple records for many postal codes.

To obtain the postal code conversion file (PCCF) or for questions, consult the DLI contact at your educational institution.