The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) is Statistics Canada's official classification of geographic areas in Canada. The SGC provides unique numeric codes for three types of geographic areas: provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities), and census subdivisions (municipalities). The three geographic areas are hierarchically related; a seven-digit code is used to show this relationship. In addition the two other areas, Metropolitan Areas and Economic Regions are recognized as standard geographic areas in the SGC.
- Background information Archived
- SGC 1996 - Classification structure
- Metropolitan areas - SGC 1996
- Economic Regions - SGC 1996
Changes to SGC 1996
- Supplement Archived – April 1, 1999
- Nunavut: a new territory of Canada