Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006
Status: This standard was replaced by the 'Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2011' as of May 16, 2011.
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 to the SGC units, metropolitan areas with their component census subdivisions and economic regions with their component census divisions are included.
|Code||Province or territory||Abbreviation||Alpha code||Map|
|10Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland and LabradorNote 1||N.L.||NL|
|11Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island||P.E.I.||PE|
|12Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia||N.S.||NS|
|13New Brunswick||New Brunswick||N.B.||NB|
|59British Columbia||British Columbia||B.C.||BC|
|60Yukon Territory (Yukon since Oct. 2008)||Yukon Territory (Yukon since Oct. 2008)||Y.T.||YT|
|61Northwest Territories||Northwest Territories||N.W.T.||NT|
- Note 1
On October 21, 2002, the alpha code for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador changed from NF to NL. In addition, the English abbreviation for Newfoundland and Labrador, which was provisional in the SGC 2001 changed from Nfld.Lab. to N.L..