Postal Code Data Products

Boost the success of business with detailed insight.


  • Get access to exclusive Postal Code information.
  • Create effective mailing strategies.
  • Reach new customers.

How can Postal Code data products help me?

Our Postal CodeOM data products provide you with knowledge essential to the creation of effective mailing strategies that target specific audiences.

With these tools at your fingertips, you can:

  • Verify mailing addresses.
  • Find out delivery routes (modes) for specific Postal Codes.
  • Calculate the number of pieces you’ll need for your mailing.
  • Determine delivery office (installation) information.
  • And much more!

Data products offered by Canada Post

Postal Code Address Data
If you’re looking to confirm or correct the mailing addresses in your database, our Postal Code Address Data will provide you with address and Postal Code information for every delivery address in Canada.

Starting at $4,000/year (effective Jan. 1, 2010)

Postal Code Address Data technical specifications
Download sample data

Delivery Mode Data
Our Delivery Mode Data matches delivery modes (such as letter carrier, rural route) to Postal Codes. This helps you to presort your mail according to defined requirements and possibly qualify for incentive mailing rates.

Starting at $1,750/year (effective Jan. 1, 2010)

Delivery Mode Data technical specifications
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Householder Data (residential and business counts)
If you’re trying to figure out the volume and distribution requirements for your Unaddressed AdmailTM mailing, Householder Data provides you with the number of houses, apartments, farms, and businesses for each urban and rural delivery installation.

Starting at $1,750/year (effective Jan. 1, 2010)

Householder Data technical specifications
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Householder Elite Data
Householder Elite Data links individual Postal Codes to delivery mode, householder count, and delivery installation, helping you target your prospects at the Postal Code level and plan the volume and distribution of your Unaddressed Admail mailings to be as effective as possible.

As well, Householder Elite Data contains important information to prepare your Unaddressed Admail mailing with Canada Post’s Electronic Shipping Tools.

Starting at $8,000/year (effective Jan. 1, 2010)

Householder Elite Data technical specifications
Download sample data
Create a householder import file based on Canada Post Householder Data for use with Electronic Shipping Tools.

Canadian Postal Code Directory
The Canadian Postal Code Directory is the quickest and easiest way to look up Postal Codes. To order, call 1-800-565-4362.

Price: $49.95

What formats do Canada Post data products come in?

Canada Post data products are available in the following formats:

  • CD-ROM
  • Download from the Canada Post FTP site (12-month subscription includes monthly updates)

2010 Monthly Data production schedule

Please note:

  • These data products comprise raw data files in ASCII format and must be accessed with an application program.

How can I purchase Canada Post data products?

These data products are available from Canada Post through licensing agreements. Prior to licensing one of these Data Products, a Scope of Usage document is required.

Return your completed Scope of Usage by mail (please see mailing address within Scope of Usage document) or by fax to 613-734-6208.

Please note:

  • The Scope of Usage document must be completed in full prior to Canada Post authorizing the use of any Canada Post Data Product.
  • Once Scope of Usage is approved, the appropriate license agreement will be sent.
  • Non-mailing use of Canada Post data products is permitted under specific terms and conditions.

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