This standard was approved as a departmental standard on February 20, 2012.
2011 version of SCCAI
The Standard Classification of Countries and Areas of Interest (SCCAI) 2011 is based on the International Standard for country codes ISO 3166-1:2006Footnote 1 including changes announced in newsletters which update the currently valid ISO standard. All changes made as of December 31st, 2011 are included in this 2011 version of the SCCAI. The list was also updated for consistency with government of Canada norms.
In addition to the list of countries and areas of interest, a classification variant for social statistics data is included. The hierarchical structure of the classification shows the relationship between these geographic areas.
Concordances and documentation on changes
- SCCAI 2010 - SCCAI 2011
- Differences between SCCAI 2011 and ISO 3166-1:2006
- Current and Historical Countries and Areas of Interest
Variants of SCCAI
The classification variant for social statistics includes customized groupings (geographical macro-regions and geographical sub-regions) of the SCCAI countries for the publication of social statistics data.