Licensed Data Products

Providing geographic information to support your business objectives.

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  • Get business insight

    Connect demographic and location data

  • Develop software

    Use data to create value-added products

  • Validate addresses

    For mailing and data hygiene purposes

  • And much more

    Accurate, complete and up-to-date

  • Use Canada Post data for more than sorting mail.

License up-to-date address data for ongoing use in your company

Licensed Data Products let you work with the most current and updated monthly copy of Canada Post’s address database. You can license it for use within your company or as part of a product or service you offer, such as a software application.

The database is available in 7 different products to suite a variety of business needs, including location intelligence, business analysis, address verification and more.

Postal Code Address Data

Only available from Canada Post.

This is a list of all postal codes in the country and the range of addresses associated with each one (e.g., A1A 1A1 addresses range from 1 Main Street to 19 Main Street).

Ideal for:

  • Checking and validating addresses to improve data hygiene.
  • Overlaying other data to gain customer intelligence.
  • Supporting location-based applications, such as GPS.
  • Conducting analysis linking demographics with locations for Canada Post Smartmail Marketing™ solutions.

Postal Code Address Data technical specifications
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Householder Data

Only available from Canada Post.

This list indicates the number of houses, apartments, farms and businesses within an area defined by the first 3 letters of a postal code (forward sortation area or FSA). The list is also broken down by the routes the letter carriers follow to deliver the mail.

Ideal for:

  • Counting how many pieces you need for Neighbourhood Mail™ (formerly Unaddressed Admail™) campaigns.
  • Understanding market penetration rates.

Householder Data technical specifications
Download sample data

Householder Elite Data

Only available from Canada Post.

The only list in the country that shows the number of houses, apartments, farms and businesses within an area defined by a complete postal code. The list is also broken down by the routes the letter carriers follow to deliver the mail. It includes all the information you need to send mail using Canada Post’s electronic shipping tools.

Ideal for:

  • Getting the most detailed counts for Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail™ campaigns (formerly Unaddressed Admail™).
  • Drilling down on market penetration rates.
  • Gathering business intelligence and analysis.

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.

Postal Code Latitude/Longitude Data

This list allows organizations to determine geographic coordinates at the Postal Code level. Also includes the number of houses and apartments served by the Postal Code. For rural areas (where available), centroid is identified at the town or city level.

Ideal for:

  • Conducting analysis linking demographics with locations.
  • Gathering business intelligence for analysis.

Postal Code Lat/Long file technical specifications
Download sample data

Postal Outlet File Data

The Postal Outlet data file provides information on postal outlets across Canada. This file lists all the postal outlets open, closed or amalgamated in Canada with their respective serving delivery installation name and postal outlet address. Insights into PO Box management and potential for convenience PO Box versus Primary delivery mode PO Boxes.

Ideal for:

  • Reducing fraud within your business.
  • Collecting business intelligence.

Postal Outlet file technical specifications
Download sample data

Delivery Mode Data

Only available from Canada Post.

This list provides you with all the information you need to pre-sort your mail and get the best price for your mailing. Learn more about pre-sorting mail.

Ideal for:

  • Preparing Canada Post Personalized Mail™ campaigns (formerly Addressed Admail™).

Delivery Mode Data technical specifications
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Access the most accurate, complete and up-to-date data available

Canada Post’s Licensed Data Products use the same information that we use to deliver the mail every day.

How to license

The price of a data license depends on what you intend to use the data for. To subscribe to a license:

  1. Contact us online to discuss your needs and complete a usage form describing how you plan to use the data. Or call us at 1-877-281-4137.
  2. Our data and targeting specialists will provide a quote and, if you accept it, supply the appropriate license agreement. 
  3. We will then send you the data on disc or by secure FTP transfer and issue monthly updates thereafter.
  • Profile customers to expose business opportunities

    Attach detailed location information to your customer database for deeper analysis.

  • Identify changes in customer profiles over time

    Use location-based information to watch for trends in demographics near your business location.

  • Ensure maximum data hygiene

    Verify address information at the point of capture, such as in a call centre or on a web form.

  • Enrich your applications and software products

    Use the data for GPS and other geolocation applications.