Reference maps

Standard Geographical Classification Reference Maps

Geography levels include: Census divisions, Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, Census subdivisions, Economic regions.

The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) is Statistics Canada's official classification for geographic areas in Canada. The classification consists of two volumes, each available separately. Volume I describes the classification and related standard geographic areas and place names. It also explains the changes between the current census edition of the SGC and the previous census edition that impact directly upon the SGC, such as changes in name, type, or code, and indicates how the new and old codes relate to one another. Volume II contains reference maps showing the locations, boundaries, names and codes of the standard geographic areas in the classification.

Census Tract and Dissemination Area Reference Maps

Geography levels include: Census tracts, Dissemination areas.

The Census Tract Reference Maps cover all census metropolitan areas and the census agglomerations in the census tract program. The maps display the boundaries and names of census tracts and census subdivisions, designated places and their names, as well as core, secondary core, fringe and rural areas within census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations. The maps also display street network and other visible features such as railroads, rivers and lakes.

Dissemination Areas Reference Maps are available by census tracts for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (92-147-X), by non-tracted census agglomerations (92-148-X) and by census subdivisions for areas outside census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (92-145-X). Together, the three sets of dissemination area maps cover all of Canada.

Federal Electoral District Reference Maps

Geography levels include: Federal Electoral Districts, Representation Order of 2013, 2003 and 1996.

These national maps show the boundaries, names and codes of federal electoral districts on a background of major lakes and rivers. Insets show more detail for the congested areas on the map. The federal electoral district maps were produced by Elections Canada.

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