A database of postcodes/zipcodes and the corresponding spatial locations in terms of a latitude and a longitude (or similar coordinates in an openly published national coordinate system). If a postcode/zipcode system does not exist in the country, please submit a dataset of administrative borders. Data submitted in this category must satisfy the following minimum conditions

  • Zipcodes
  • Address
  • Coordinate (latitude longitude)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

  • Administrative boundaries

  • Boarders poligone
  • name of poligone (city, neighborhood)
  • national level
  • updated once a year

Data Location


Canada Post is a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. Commercial use of Canada Post's Postal Code Address Data (PCAD) product has been quoted at $50,600 per year. Canada Post claims copyright in its database of postal codes. It has recently defended its claim by filing a lawsuit against Geolytica: https://cippic.ca/en/copyright/geolytica-statement-of-defence.

The data are available over the web and in bulk but these are restricted and behind are not for free.

There are different maps available: Forward Sortation Areas - https://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=92-179-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0 Postal Code Conversion File - https://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/110720/dq110720f-eng.htm Address Data Products - https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/business/productsservices/mailing/pcdp.jsf Many other products are available here - https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/business/productsservices/mailing/pcdp.jsf

Reviewer comments


Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • N Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • N Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Mon Oct 05 2015 18:18:46 GMT+0000 (UTC)