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Canada Census: Geographic Data
Census 2006
 
 
 

Census 2001: Geographic Files - Cartographic Boundary Files

  • The files are self-expanding (file extension .EXE)
  • The data is then available in ARC/INFO® EXPORT (extension .E00) for use in ArcGIS and ArcView, and in MapInfo® format (4 files per download, extensions .TAB, .ID, .DAT, and .IND)

  • Documentation

All Canada files

Cartographic boundary files
(CBF)

Coverage

Level

ArcInfo

MapInfo

Canada (all)

Census consolidated subdivision (CCS)

gccs000b02a_e.exe

gccs000b02m_e.exe

Census division (CD)

gcd_000b02a_e.exe

gcd_000b02m_e.exe

Population ecumene census division boundary files

gecp000e02a_e.exe
gecd000e02a_e.exe
gepr000e02a_e.exe

gecp000e02m_e.exe
gecd000e02m_e.exe
gepr000e02m_e.exe

Census metropolitan area (CMA)

gcma000b02a_e.exe

gcma000b02m_e.exe

Census subdivision (CSD)

gcsd000b02a_e.exe

gcsd000b02m_e.exe

Census tract (CT)

gct_000b02a_e.exe

gct_000b02m_e.exe

Designated places (DPL) 

gdpl000b02a_e.exe

gdpl000b02m_e.exe

Designated Place Parts (DPL_CSDuid)

gdpp000b02a_e.exe

gdpp000b02m_e.exe

Dissemination area (DA)

gda_000b02a_e.exe

gda_000b02m_e.exe

Federal electoral district (FED) - (1996 representation order)

gfed000b02a_e.exe

gfed000b02m_e.exe

Provinces and territories (PR/T)

gpr_000b02a_e.exe

gpr_000b02m_e.exe

Economic regions (ER)

ger_000b02a_e.exe

ger_000b02m_e.exe

Urban areas (UA)

gua_000b02a_e.exe

gua_000b02m_e.exe

Rivers, lakes etc. -  internal and external boundaries

gint000h02a_e.exe

gint000h02m_e.exe