Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2001

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Supplement no. 1

Date: October 17, 2002

Supplement no. 1 is issued by Standards Division to inform users on:

  1. a change of name of two geographic areas and
  2. one change of the alpha code for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

1. Change of name - Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)

On September 16, 2002 the Methods and Standards Committee approved the name changes of two CMAs:

  • Ottawa - Gatineau (formerly known as Ottawa - Hull),
  • Saguenay (formerly known as Chicoutimi - Jonquière),

Divisions releasing data at the CMA level, are expected to implement the new names at the earliest opportunity. Users should be aware that the codes and geographic boundaries of these two CMAs have not changed (i.e., they are the same boundaries set up as of January 1, 2001).

2. Change of alpha code for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Effective October 21, 2002, Newfoundland and Labrador is recognized by the alpha code NL (formerly the alpha code NF). Users should be aware that there is no change to the numeric code and abbreviations for Newfoundland and Labrador. The numeric code is still 10 and abbreviations are: Nfld.Lab. in English and T.-N.-L. in French.

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