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Census Subdivision Boundary File, 2015

Released: 2015-05-27

The intercensal 2015 Census Subdivision Boundary File portrays the census subdivision geographical limits and provides a framework for mapping and spatial analysis. This file is available as a free download.

The boundaries, names and codes of census subdivisions reflect those in effect on January 1, 2015, the geographic reference date for this edition of the Census Subdivision Boundary File.

The intercensal Census Subdivision Boundary File depicts the full extent of the geographical areas, including the coastal water area. The file is available in two formats: ArcGIS® and Geography Markup Language.

The intercensal 2015 Census Subdivision Boundary File does not replace the 2011 Census subdivision Boundary File, which is a similar product available as part of the 2011 Census suite of geography products and is used in conjunction with products and services from the 2011 Census.

Also available is the Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names, which summarizes changes to municipal boundaries, status and names that occurred between January 2, 2014, and January 1, 2015. Municipal changes are based on information received through provincial and territorial gazettes, letters patent and orders-in-council during this period.

The intercensal 2015 Census Subdivision Boundary File (Catalogue number92-162-X) and Census Subdivision Boundary File, Reference Guide (Catalogue number92-162-G) are now available in electronic format from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

The Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names, January 2, 2014, to January 1, 2015 (Catalogue number92F0009X), is also available.

Contact information

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