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