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ISO 3166-2:CA

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ISO 3166-2:CA is the entry for Canada in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Canada, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 10 provinces and 3 territories.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is CA, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Canada. The second part is two letters, which is the postal abbreviation for the province or territory.

Current codes[edit]

Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

ISO 639-1 codes are used to represent subdivision names in the following administrative languages:

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Map of Canada with each province or territory labelled with the second part of its ISO 3166-2 code.
Code Subdivision name (en) Subdivision name (fr) Subdivision category
CA-AB  Alberta Alberta Province
CA-BC  British Columbia Colombie-Britannique Province
CA-MB  Manitoba Manitoba Province
CA-NB  New Brunswick Nouveau-Brunswick Province
CA-NL  Newfoundland and Labrador Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador Province
CA-NT  Northwest Territories Territoires du Nord-Ouest Territory
CA-NS  Nova Scotia Nouvelle-Écosse Province
CA-NU  Nunavut Nunavut Territory
CA-ON  Ontario Ontario Province
CA-PE  Prince Edward Island Île-du-Prince-Édouard Province
CA-QC  Quebec Québec Province
CA-SK  Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Province
CA-YT  Yukon Yukon Territory


The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter Code/Subdivision change
Newsletter I-1 2000-06-21 Addition of 1 new territory Subdivisions added:
CA-NU Nunavut
Newsletter I-2 2002-05-21 Correction of name form of CA-NF Codes:
CA-NF Newfoundland → CA-NL Newfoundland and Labrador
Newsletter I-4 2002-12-10 Change of code element of Newfoundland and Labrador
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2014-10-29 Change spelling of CA-YT; update List Source Name change:
CA-YT Yukon Territory → Yukon

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