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The official two-letter abbreviations for the provinces and territories in Canada.


Abbreviation English name French name Source
AB Alberta Alberta First letter of first two syllables
BC British Columbia Colombie-Britannique Initials
MB Manitoba Manitoba First letter of first and last syllables
NB New Brunswick Nouveau-Brunswick Initials
NL Newfoundland and Labrador Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador Initials
NS Nova Scotia Nouvelle-Écosse Initials
NT Northwest Territories Territoires du Nord-Ouest Initials
NU Nunavut Nunavut First two letters
ON Ontario Ontario First two letters
PE Prince Edward Island Île-du-Prince-Édouard Initials of first two words
QC Quebec Québec First and last letters
SK Saskatchewan Saskatchewan First letter of first two syllables
YT Yukon Yukon Initials of "Yukon Territory"

 

 

 

 

 

 
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