Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names
From January 2nd, 2011 to January 1st, 2016

Release date: November 16, 2016

This Interim List provides a summary of the changes to census subdivisions (e.g., municipal boundary changes) in effect between January 2, 2011 and January 1, 2016. This report represents the changes which have been processed by the Statistical Registers and Geography Division based on the information received and, therefore, does not include all the changes which may have occurred in this time period.

About this product

Preface

This Interim List provides a summary of the changes to census subdivisions (e.g., municipal boundary changes) in effect between January 2, 2011 and January 1, 2016. This report represents the changes which have been processed by the Statistical Registers and Geography Division based on the information received and, therefore, does not include all the changes which may have occurred in this time period.

We would welcome any suggestions on the presentation of the Interim List or the planned frequency. Those users requiring more information about changes to census subdivisions should contact us by e-mail at STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca, or by phone at 1-800-263-1136.

Content considerations

Notifications of the changes that take place during this period are obtained from the provincial gazette and statutes, the orders of the Municipal Board, and special provincial acts.

Boundary changes are compiled from legal descriptions and accompanying sketch maps onto a digital compilation base map which is maintained by the Statistical Registers and Geography Division, using the best available information. Copies of these maps are sent for verification to the municipal authority in each province and territory on an annual basis. Any corrections or additional changes reported back to the Statistical Registers and Geography Division are represented in the subsequent issue of the Interim List as change types 8, 8C, 9 or 9C (boundary revisions).

Geographic changes

To calculate population adjustments to census subdivisions (CSDs)Note 1 affected by a boundary change, the change can be categorized at the dissemination blockNote 2 level into two types:

In the case of complete dissemination blocks, the population count adjustments are made using published data counts.

In the case of partial dissemination blocks, adjusted population counts are derived using 2016 Census collection instruments (visitation recordsNote 3 and collection maps) for the dissemination block part being annexed. The population for the part dissemination block not being annexed is the residual – published dissemination block population count minus the derived population count for the annexed part dissemination block.

Tables 1.5 and 2.1 show census subdivision types by province and territory and the number of census subdivision changes by type of change. The summary data reflect the transactions in effect between January 2, 2011 and January 1, 2016.

Tables

Table 1 Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory (with 8C and 9C) is a bilingual table that presents all types of changes received to date, with 2011 population reported according to January 1, 2016 census subdivision limits. The changes are listed in alphabetical order by province and territory and the data are available for download for all of Canada.

Please note that no changes to census subdivisions were processed during the time period covered by this Interim List for the following provinces and territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Table 1

National, provincial or territorial file Format
Canada An HTML file for Canada was not compiled. Please use the individual provinces and territories. CSV XLSX TXT
Newfoundland and Labrador HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Prince Edward Island HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Nova Scotia HTML CSV XLSX TXT
New Brunswick HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Quebec HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Ontario HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Manitoba HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Saskatchewan HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Alberta HTML CSV XLSX TXT
British Columbia HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Yukon HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Northwest Territories HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Nunavut HTML CSV XLSX TXT

Table 1.5 - See Table 1.5 Census subdivision types by province and territory, 2016 Census from the Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

Table 2 Changes to census subdivision codes, names, and types in numerical order, by province and territory is a bilingual table that presents only changes that impact on the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC)Note 4 and therefore excludes annexations and boundary revisions. The changes are listed in SGC code order and the data are available for download for all of Canada.

Please note that no changes to census subdivision codes, names or types were processed during the time period covered by this Interim List for the following provinces and territories: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

An important reference for users of the Interim List is the Standard Geographical Classification manual. It is composed of:

Table 2

National, provincial or territorial file Format
Canada An HTML file for Canada was not compiled. Please use the individual provinces and territories. CSV XLSX TXT
Newfoundland and Labrador HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Prince Edward Island HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Nova Scotia HTML CSV XLSX TXT
New Brunswick HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Quebec HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Ontario HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Manitoba HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Saskatchewan HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Alberta HTML CSV XLSX TXT
British Columbia HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Yukon HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Northwest Territories HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Nunavut HTML CSV XLSX TXT
Table 2.1
Number of census subdivision changes by type of change (with 8C and 9C)
Table summary
This table displays the results of Number of census subdivision changes by type of change (with 8C and 9C). The information is grouped by Province and territory (appearing as row headers), Change code, calculated using 1, 2, 2C, 3, 3C, 23, 4, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 7C, 8, 8C, 9, 9C, 10, 11 and Total units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Province and territory Change codeTable 2.1 Note a
1 2 2C 3 3C 23 4 5 5A 6 7 7C 8 8C 9 9C 10 11 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 1 Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 5 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 7 7 21
Prince Edward Island 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 2 3 Note ...: not applicable 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 12
Nova Scotia 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 1 4 2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 12
New Brunswick 4 2 Note ...: not applicable 17 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 9 Note ...: not applicable 17 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 2 6 2 6 5 5 79
Quebec 2 3 Note ...: not applicable 27 Note ...: not applicable 4 2 18 Note ...: not applicable 19 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 8 4 8 11 11 121
Ontario 2 3 1 12 Note ...: not applicable 3 1 9 1 11 Note ...: not applicable 1 5 6 5 6 1 1 68
Manitoba 49 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 2 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 107 1 Note ...: not applicable 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 7 1 7 7 7 192
Saskatchewan 3 1 Note ...: not applicable 3 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 12 81 12 86 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 5 1 5 12 12 234
Alberta 1 3 Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 11 30 11 32 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 2 2 2 2 3 3 103
British Columbia 5 13 Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 11 27 9 32 Note ...: not applicable 1 13 18 13 18 4 4 169
Yukon 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 2 Note ...: not applicable 1 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 1 7
Northwest Territories Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 2 2 5
Nunavut Note ...: not applicable 1 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 1
Canada 70 26 2 65 Note ...: not applicable 7 161 179 38 206 Note ...: not applicable 2 28 53 28 53 53 53 1,024
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