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Census Subdivision Boundary Files

Census Subdivision Boundary Files portray census subdivision geographical limits and provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis.

Digital Boundary Files depict the full extent of the geographical areas, including the coastal water area.

Cartographic Boundary Files depict the geographical areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands.

Supplementary water layers are available for use with the Boundary Files.

The 2010 Census Subdivision Boundary File can be used to replace the 2009 Census Subdivision Boundary File. However, the 2010 Census Subdivision Boundary File does not replace the 2006 Census Subdivision Boundary File, which is a similar product available as part of the 2006 suite of Geography products, and used in conjunction with products and services from the 2006 Census.

A reference guide is available (92-160-GWE, 92-162-GWE).

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