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Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)

Using the postal code conversion file


The Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) is a SAS program 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 PCCF+ can convert postal codes with 3, 4, 5, or 6 characters. 

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