Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2001

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Supplement no. 4

Date: March 16, 2005

Supplement no. 4 is issued by Standards Division to inform users on (1) a change of the name of one geographic area and (2) the treatment of bilingual geographic names.

1. Change of name - Census Agglomeration (CA)

As of January 1, 2004,Footnote 1 the following CA name has been changed:

  • Temiskaming Shores (formerly known as Haileybury).

Divisions releasing data for that CA are expected to implement the new name at the earliest opportunity. Users should be aware that its code and geographic boundary have not changed (i.e., it is the same boundary set up as of January 1, 2001).

2. Guidelines for reporting bilingual geographic names

On October 18, 2004 the Methods and Standards Committee approved the following guidelines:

In the case of the following bilingual Census Subdivision (CSD) names in the Standard Geographical Classification 2001, the following labels and format will be used:

New Brunswick:

  • Grand Falls / Grand-Sault (formerly known as Grand Falls (Grand-Sault)).
  • Beaubassin East / Beaubassin-est (formerly known as Beaubassin East).


  • Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury (formerly known as Greater Sudbury)
  • West Nipissing / Nipissing Ouest (formerly known as West Nipissing).
  • French River / Rivière des Français (formerly known as French River).
  • The Nation / La Nation (formerly known as The Nation MunicipalityFootnote 2).

In the case of Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury, the naming convention will be applied at the CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) and CD (Census Division) levels as well.

These names (i.e., English name space / space French name) apply to publications or tables in English, French or in bilingual formats released in print or electronically.

Divisions releasing data for these CSDs and the CMA and CD of Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury are expected to implement the new name at the earliest opportunity.


Footnote 1

As of September 16, 2002, the Methods and Standards Committee decided that changes to geographic names will be issued as supplements of the Standard Geographical Classification without direct approval from the Methods and Standards Committee.

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Footnote 2

In addition to the treatment of bilingual geographic name, the former CSD name "The Nation Municipality" has been changed to "The Nation", see "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names" (from January 2, 2004 to January 1, 2005).

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