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  1. #1
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    Proper way to write a Canadian address?

    What's the proper way.

    If I send it like this, will it work?

    Jon Doe
    123 Main St.
    Ottawa, ONT K2C3N1
    Canada

    Billy Bob
    456 River St.
    Markham, ONT L3R5J6
    Canada

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    Billy Bob
    456 River St.
    Markham, ONT
    CANADA
    L3R5J6

    That's how I write it. Canadians will figure it out though, don't worry about how you write it down.
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  3. #3
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    Originally posted by Artashes
    Billy Bob
    456 River St.
    Markham, ONT
    CANADA
    L3R5J6

    That's how I write it. Canadians will figure it out though, don't worry about how you write it down.
    Yup I write it that way too. Dont take us Canucks as stupid lol. We will figure it out.
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  4. #4
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    Name goes here,
    Address Line 1
    Address Line 2
    City, Province
    Canada, POSTAL

    That's how I write mine; but as previously mentioned, the postal people will figure it out one way or another, so don't worry too much about it.

  5. #5
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    Here is the OFFICIAL word from the Canadian Post Office, eh?

    http://www.canadapost.ca/common/tool...-07-e.asp#c034

    Basically it's:
    ADDRESSEE INFORMATION
    DELIVERY ADDRESS INFORMATION
    MUNICIPALITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE

    as in:

    MR J DOE
    123 MAIN ST APT 5
    OTTAWA ON K1S 1B9


    Surprisingly, a properly formatted Canadian address has NO punctuation other than spaces! Guess they had problems OCRing things in the olden days.

  6. #6
    Really, the only thing REQUIRED is Street Address and Postal Code. Being that the postal codes are unique, they can find out the city/province from that.

    At any rate, I wouldn't worry too much about the format. Just get all the information on their legibly and that should suffice.
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    WOW lol we aren't crazy!

    We always seems like stupid people or bizzarre one's...anyway

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  8. #8
    USA:

    Billy Bob Thorton
    6542 Crapola Drive
    Crapola, TX 32154
    USA

  9. #9
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    I writen to a few Canadian addys without putting "CANADA" on the last line and it got to them. The format between Canada Post and USPS is pretty much simular. Writing to Europe it gets a little confusing.
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