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Instantly Verify and Standardize Addresses to Canada Post Standards

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Coverage for over 15.7 million Canadian addresses
Returns addresses in English and French

Our Canadian address validation API service provides industry-leading address matching algorithms to verify, correct and append Canadian addresses. With an average 90ms response time, Address Validation - Canada meets the needs of the most demanding applications without performance degradation.

While covering more than 15.7 million addresses in all 10 provinces and 3 territories, Address Validation - Canada enables companies to validate, correct and append standardized Canadian street addresses. With our “auto language detection” feature, the service returns addresses in either English or French, with formatting options to return either desired language. Also provides output casing options to meet Canada Post’s standards.

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How Canadian Address Validation Works

Please select from our sample addresses to see how our service corrects and appends Canadian mailing addresses.

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Postal Code
Request URL Georgia/[YourKey]?format=json[YourKey]

Real-Time API Responses

See below for the full response from our Address Validation - Canada service.

Service Response CORRECTED       APPENDED

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Address350 GEORGIA ST W
Postal CodeV6B 6B1
Address Number Fragment350
Street Name FragmentGEORGIA
Street Type FragmentST
Directional Code FragmentW
Unit Type Fragment
Unit Number Fragment
IsPO BoxFalse
Box Number Fragment
Station Info
Delivery Mode
Delivery Installation
Corrections3, 5
Corrections DescStreet Directional Appended,
Street Suffix Appended
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For Developers

Our services are built API-first with a focus on data quality and ease of integration.
We support REST, SOAP, GET and POST requests over HTTP/S outputting in XML and JSON formats.

Our API web services are compatible with all major programming languages and we have over 200 pieces of sample code (both snippets and full solutions) available to help with your integration.

Programming languages - Php, Java, C#, .net, ASP, Ruby on Rails, Python, Cold Fusion, Apex

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Features and Benefits

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  • Validates, appends and standardizes incorrect addresses, typos and missing postal codes to Canadian mailing standards and guidelines
  • Database contains over 15.7 million addresses in all 10 provinces and 3 territories
  • Response time as fast as 90 milliseconds
  • Provides mail station and delivery installation data
  • Response language options include English and French with auto language detection
  • Delivery mode designation includes rural route, general delivery and PO box
  • City name standardization supports legacy city names
  • Returns time zone for every address
  • Exceptional match and correction rates especially with alternative names. Fuzzy matching logic leads to improved efficiency in mailings and overall customer satisfaction
  • Real-time verification allows for instant address validation and correction
  • Reduces costs associated with lost, undeliverable and returned mail and packages
  • Standardized addresses allow for better data analysis and data governance
  • Output casing options meet Canada Post standards

Additional Resources

Getting Started Video    |     Datasheet    |     Whitepaper

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