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The Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF) is a table that can be used to link six-character postal codes to 2006 Census geographic area datasets, including dissemination areas (DAs), Census divisions (CDs), Census subdivisions (CSDs), Census tracts (CTs), and Economic regions (ERs). It also provides lat-long coordinates for the approximate location of each postal to support mapping.
To help users deal with the issues of postal codes covering multiple locations, The PCCF makes use of single link indicators (SLIs), which identify the geographic area which contains the largest number of dwellings assigned to that postal code.
How to obtain the PCCF:
The PCCF can be obtained by contacting the Library Data Services (libdata@mcmaster). A data use agreement must be signed prior to data release.
Postal CodeOM Conversion File (PCCF), 2009. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-92-153-XCB.