How Can You Search Canadian Postal Codes?


Quick Answer

If you know a Canadian address, go to the Canada Post website (canadapost.ca), click on the Find a Postal Code link, then type the address in the search box to find the relevant postal code. Alternatively, use websites such as Canada411.ca to look for either the postal code if you know the address, or the address if you know the postal code. Depending on what you are looking for, click on Reverse Address or Reverse Postal Code, fill in the search box and click Find.

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How Can You Search Canadian Postal Codes?
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Canadian postal codes have six alphanumeric characters with the format: letter, number, letter, number, letter, number, with a space between the third and fourth characters. The first set of three characters is the FSA or Forward Sortation Area and refers to the province or territory or a part of either. The second set is the LDU or local delivery unit, which refers to specific communities or a building in an urban area.

Using the postal code speeds up mail sorting and delivery. It can also be used to find the type of utility services available in your area, such as packages for cable TV or Internet.

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