The Enhanced Postal Code Conversion File (ePCCF) provides a link between the six-digit postal code and standard census geographic areas, as well as a latitude/longitude point for each postal code. By correlating postal codes to a census dissemination area (DA), Enhanced PCCF allows marketers to easily append consumers’ location for mapping and analysis. The ePCCF product comprised of two files, the Unique ePCCF and the Rural Enhanced PCCF. The Unique Enhanced PCCF file contains 910,170 postal code points, 1,811 more records than our February 2023 release. The ePCCF is released twice per year to capture changes to the Canada Post postal code roster throughout the year.
To ensure geocoding accuracy of rural postal codes, enhancements were made to the latest Rural Enhanced PCCF through the manual checking of locations, correcting known errors and improving geocoding for rural postal codes. While the basic PCCF may report a single postal code representing a half-dozen rural communities, our Enhanced PCCF uses a combination of place name and postal code data to assign to each record the characteristics (and location) of the DA. For more information, refer to the Enhanced PCCF How to Use document for use of the Rural Enhanced PCCF.
For the 2023 vintage, the Enhanced Postal Code Conversion File (ePCCF) now utilizes the new 2021 census geography codes and boundaries.
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