Section 1 About this guide

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This guide is intended for users of the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF). It provides general information about the product, including a description of the general methodology used in its creation.

Section 4, Technical specifications includes record layouts and item descriptions.

Section 5, Data quality, gives a detailed description of the steps taken to create the PCCF. This section also provides information to evaluate the suitability of the data for a particular use.

Geographic terms and concepts are briefly defined in the glossary (Appendix A). More details can be found in the 2006 Census Dictionary (Catalogue no. 92-566-XWE). Supplementary information is provided in the appendices.

The Postal Code Conversion File is a 'for fee' product. The appropriate licence agreement for it is found in Appendix E, the End-use licence agreement for Statistics Canada's for fee products.

This data product is provided 'as-is', and Statistics Canada makes no warranty, either express or implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Statistics Canada be liable for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or other damages, however caused.