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Term: Postal Code Conversion Files (PCCF)

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Last Updated: 2015-03-10


As data support files, the Postal Code Conversion Files (PCCF) provide a link between the six-character postal code and the standard Census geographic areas, such as dissemination areas (DAs) and census tracts. They also provide x- and y- coordinates to support GIS mapping capabilities. The PCCF are updated on a semi-annual basis.

Source: Statistics Canada Web Page - Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) - - accessed March 10, 2015.

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