Skip to main content

GIS library services: Canadian GIS Resources

Statistics Canada Geography Products

2016 Census Geography Products

2016 Census Geography Index: A - Z listing of geographic terms related to the census

Previous Census Geography Files

Postal Code Conversion Files: Online access to PCCF, PCCF+ and PCFR files is no longer available.

Starting with the 2013 license agreement between Canada Post and Statistics Canada for the Postal Code Conversion File products,(signed by the University of Saskatchewan on September 23, 2013), we are not permitted to distribute either the Postal Code Conversion File, the Postal Code Conversion File Plus, or the Postal Codes by Federal Ridings file freely.

U Sask students, faculty or staff wishing to use the PCCF, PCCF+ or PCFR data should contact Data,  GIS & Government Information  to arrange access to the files.

If you require further assistance, please email

Census of Agriculture Geography Files - Boundary files (agricultural regions and ecumene) for the Census of Agriculture.

Health Statistics Geography files

Base & Topographic Maps

DMTI Spatial Products 

  • Street files 
  • Parks
  • Water
  • Census data and boundary information
  • Postal geography
  • Topographic maps
  • Points of Interest

NRCAN's GeoGratis:  Search and discover free maps and data

  • Digital Elevation Data
  • Topographic data (CanVec, CanMatrix (ftp shortcut), CanTopo)
  • Atlas of Canada (admin boundaries, place names, Census Subdivisions, hydrology, roads)
  • North American Atlas
  • Land inventory
  • Ecosystems data ( land cover, agriculture, land use)
  • Satellite Imagery (AVHRR, Landsat, MODIS, SPOT)
  • Link to Web Mapping Service (WMS)

GeoBase -  geospatial data formerly found at GeoBase is now available through the Open Government Portal

  • Administrative Boundaries
  • Elevation Data
  • Land Cover
  • Hydro Network
  • Railway and Roads
  • Satellite and Aerial Imagery

Data, GIS & Government Publications Librarian

Profile Photo
Sarah Rutley
Murray Library
Room 122.12
(306) 966-5988
Subjects: Data, GIS