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Census tract name

Naming convention for census tracts

Each census tract (CT) is assigned a seven-character numeric 'name' (including leading zeros, the decimal point and trailing zeros). To uniquely identify each CT in its corresponding census metropolitan area or tracted census agglomeration, the three-digit CMA/CA code must precede the CT 'name'. For example:

CMA/CA name
CMA/CA code
CT name CMA/CA code – CT name
Sarnia CA (Ont.) 562 0005.00 5620005.00
Vancouver CMA (B.C.) 933 0005.00 9330005.00

For further information refer to More information on Census tract (CT)

CMA/CA codes and number of CTs by province and CMA/CA name

Province CMA/CA name Type CMA/CA code No. of CTs
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's CMA 001 46
Nova Scotia Halifax CMA 205 88
New Brunswick Moncton CMA 305 27
New Brunswick Saint John CMA 310 46
New Brunswick Fredericton CA 320 26
Quebec Saguenay CMA 408 37
Quebec Québec CMA 421 166
Quebec Sherbrooke CMA 433 41
Quebec Trois-Rivières CMA 442 37
Quebec Drummondville CA 447 17
Quebec Granby CA 450 18
Quebec Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu CA 459 35
Quebec Montréal CMA 462 878
Quebec Ottawa - Gatineau CMA 505 60
Ontario Ottawa - Gatineau CMA 505 191
Ontario Kingston CMA 521 40
Ontario Belleville CA 522 33
Ontario Peterborough CMA 529 27
Ontario Oshawa CMA 532 73
Ontario Toronto CMA 535 1,003
Ontario Hamilton CMA 537 178
Ontario St. Catharines - Niagara CMA 539 93
Ontario Kitchener CMA 541 93
Ontario Brantford CMA 543 28
Ontario Guelph CMA 550 29
Ontario London CMA 555 104
Ontario Windsor CMA 559 70
Ontario Sarnia CA 562 24
Ontario Barrie CMA 568 32
Ontario North Bay CA 575 20
Ontario Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury CMA 580 42
Ontario Sault Ste. Marie CA 590 23
Ontario Thunder Bay CMA 595 33
Manitoba Winnipeg CMA 602 168
Saskatchewan Regina CMA 705 52
Saskatchewan Saskatoon CMA 725 53
Alberta Medicine Hat CA 805 16
Alberta Lethbridge CA 810 27
Alberta Calgary CMA 825 203
Alberta Red Deer CA 830 16
Alberta Edmonton CMA 835 229
British Columbia Kelowna CMA 915 36
British Columbia Kamloops CA 925 27
British Columbia Chilliwack CA 930 30
British Columbia Abbotsford CMA 932 35
British Columbia Vancouver CMA 933 410
British Columbia Victoria CMA 935 69
British Columbia Nanaimo CA 938 20
British Columbia Prince George CA 970 27

Note: There are no census tracts in Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories or Nunavut. Refer to Table 1 - Geographic units by province and territory, 2006 Census which shows the number of census tracts by province and territory.