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Data and Statistics: Geography

Boundary Files

To map StatCan data, you need boundary files. These trace the perimeters of standard geographic areas, along with shorelines and lakes. Select the file that corresponds to the StatCan geography in your dataset.

Geography Resources

Thematic map

StatCan data is published at various levels of geography that can be mapped to analyze spatial patterns.

Search data by geographical area

University degree attainment in 2011 by census division. Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Geography Division, 2013

Postal Code Conversion Files

The UM Library provides access to data that links 6-digit postal codes used by Canada Post Corporation to geographic areas. 

  • Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) from Statistics Canada
    • Links 6-digit postal codes to census geographic areas (census divisions, census tracts, etc.)
  • Postal Code Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) from Statistics Canada
    • Links 6-digit postal codes to census geographic areas, health region boundaries, and other identifiers
  • Postal Codes by Federal Ridings File (PCFRF) from Statistics Canada
    • Links 6-digit postal codes to federal electoral districts
  • Postal Geography & Data from DMTI Spatial
    • Six-Digit Postal Code File
    • Enhanced Postal Code File
    • Forward Sortation Area (FSA) Boundary File

Access note: To access postal code data, contact the Data & Statistics librarian.