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Geographic name changes
Statistics Canada disseminates census data based on a hierarchy of standard geographic units comprised of administrative and statistical areas. Administrative areas are defined, with a few exceptions, by federal, provincial or territorial statutes whereas statistical areas are defined by Statistics Canada (StatCan) and its stakeholders for disseminating census data and complementing the structure of administrative areas.
Due to system constraints, Statistics Canada is unable to maintain certain characters within administrative and statistical area geographic names. This results in a difference between the official names and those used in census products. Below is a list of official names and those appearing in products.
A list of official names and those appearing in products grouped by province and geographic unit (appearing as row headers).
|Province||Geographic unit||Official name||Published name|
|Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Economic regions||Notre Dame–Central Bonavista Bay||Notre Dame--Central Bonavista Bay|
|South Coast–Burin Peninsula||South Coast--Burin Peninsula|
|West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador||West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador|
|New Brunswick||Economic regions||Campbellton–Miramichi||Campbellton--Miramichi|
|Saint John–St. Stephen||Saint John--St. Stephen|
|Quebec||Census divisions||Minganie–Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent||Minganie--Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent|
|Ontario||Census metropolitan areas||Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo||Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo|
|Ottawa–Gatineau||Ottawa - Gatineau|
|St. Catharines–Niagara||St. Catharines - Niagara|
|Economic regions||Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula||Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula||Stratford--Bruce Peninsula|
|Saskatchewan||Economic regions||Regina–Moose Mountain||Regina--Moose Mountain|
|Swift Current–Moose Jaw||Swift Current--Moose Jaw|
|Alberta||Economic regions||Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River||Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House||Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat||Lethbridge--Medicine Hat|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake||Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake|
|British Columbia||Census metropolitan area||Abbotsford–Mission||Abbotsford - Mission|
|Economic regions||Lower Mainland–Southwest||Lower Mainland--Southwest|