This is the official release of the Postal CodeOM Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) version 6D based on the 2011 Census. This file reflects postal code data from the Canada Post Corporation up to and including August 2015.
The Postal CodeOM Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) is a SAS© control program and set of associated datasets derived from the Postal CodeOM Conversion File (PCCF), a postal code population weight file, the Geographic Attribute File, Health Region boundary files, and other supplementary data. PCCF+ automatically assigns a range of Statistics Canada’s standard geographic areas and other geographic identifiers based on postal codes. The PCCF+ differs from the PCCF in that it uses population-weighted random allocation for postal codes that link to more than one geographic area.
The Postal CodeOM reference date for the Postal CodeOM Conversion File (PCCF) and the Postal CodeOM Conversion File Plus (PCCF+) is still August 2015.
This release has been updated to include the 2013 Representation Order of the Federal Electoral Districts (FED16uid) and the January 2017 air stage offices.
Although version 6D of the PCCF+ is still based on 2011 census geography, the output includes the 2016 dissemination area (DA) based on a released intercensal correspondence file (DA16uid).