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Iso 3166-2:ca

ISO 3166-2:CA is the entry for 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 1
  • Changes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Current codes

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 province
CA-BC Colombie-Britannique province
CA-MB Manitoba province
CA-NB Nouveau-Brunswick province
CA-NL Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador province
CA-NS Nouvelle-Écosse province
CA-ON Ontario province
CA-PE } province
CA-QC Québec province
CA-SK Saskatchewan province
CA-NT Territoires du Nord-Ouest territory
CA-NU Nunavut territory
CA-YT 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

See also


External links

  • ISO Online Browsing Platform: CA
  • Canada Provinces,
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