Canada Postal Codes
What is a Postal/Zip Code?
A postal code is a series of numeric or alphanumeric codes used for sorting mail. It usually has five to six characters that identify a geographic region and address.
Postal codes are also referred to as ZIP code, PIN code, Postcode, e.t.c., depending on the country. Irrespective of the name it is being called, they all represent the same thing and serve the same purpose.
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is the international body that maintains global postal service, this body is responsible for overseeing the specific postal service entity of all countries around the world.
We have postal/zip codes for 19 provinces/states in Canada. You will find a table below with information about Canada postal codes for various provinces, you can further drill down by clicking on a province/state on this table and you will be taken to a page with all the zip/postal codes in this province/state.
Postal Code for Canada
|Country Code||State / Province||State / Province Code|
|CA||Sunshine Coast||and Southern Gulf Islands (Whistler)|
|CA||Sudbury District and Greater Sudbury (Chelmsford)||Ontario|
|CA||Shediac Bridge||New Brunswick|
|CA||Prince Edward Island||PE|
|CA||New Maryland||New Brunswick|
|CA||Newfoundland and Labrador||NL|
|CA||Dundas and Glengarry United Counties (Alexandria)||Ontario|
How To Know Your Postal Code
Many people make mistakes when filling their postal codes for their shipping address when shopping online, this can lead to a delay in the delivery of your parcels or a total loss of your package.
Postal/Zip codes are not just restricted to geographic location or states/provinces, most times, each local government area, town, areas and sometimes popular places such as universities have their own postal/zip codes.
So when you are required to enter your zip/postal code, make sure you don’t input just any value or the geographical postal code, instead provide the postal/zip code of your exact location or address.
Here is how to know your Zip/Postal Code in Canada:
- Visit findapostalcode.com
- Click on the search box and enter the name of your city or location in the search box.
- Look through the search result to find the most accurate location
- Copy the exact zip/postal code and fill it into your form
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