What are the official Canada Post abbreviations for municipalities in Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon?

    To meet addressing guidelines or to accommodate limitations on address fields in your database, you may need to adjust the names of towns, cities or communities with long names. 

    Canada Post has a list of official abbreviations for some municipalities with names longer than 13 characters in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

    Use these official shortened names:

    • If your database fields cannot accommodate longer names.
    • To ensure the mailing address fits on a standard mailing label while meeting the addressing guidelines outlined by Canada Post.

    Find the official abbreviations for some municipalities in Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon below.

    ProvinceMunicipality13-character abbreviation18-character abbreviation

    NT

    FORT GOOD HOPE

    FT-GOOD-HOPE

     

    NT

    FORT MCPHERSON

    FT-MCPHERSON

     

    NT

    FORT PROVIDENCE

    FT-PROVIDENCE

     

    NT

    FORT RESOLUTION

    FT-RESOLUTION

     

    NU

    CHESTERFIELD INLET

    CHESTRFLD-INL

     

    YT

    BURWASH LANDING

    BURWASH-LANDG

     

    YT

    DESTRUCTION BAY

    DESTRUCTN-BAY

     

    YT

    HAINES JUNCTION

    HAINES-JCTN

     

    YT

    PELLY CROSSING

    PELLY-XING