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Census Forward Sortation Area Boundary File ($)

The Census Forward Sortation Area Boundary File contains the boundaries of 1,604 forward sortation areas (FSAs) derived from postal codes captured from the 2006 Census questionnaire.

The Census Forward Sortation Area Boundary File is available in two representations: Digital Boundary File and Cartographic Boundary File. Digital boundary files depict the full extent of the geographical areas, including the coastal water area. Cartographic boundary files depict the geographical areas using the shorelines of the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. The files provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis using commercially available geographic information systems (GISs) or other mapping software.

A reference guide is available for the 2006 Boundary Files (92-170-GWE).

To purchase these files online, please select from the list of available geographies below. To purchase these files for user defined areas or other standard geographies not listed below, Contact us.



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