GeoBase - Federal Electoral Districts - Canada 2015 Canada is divided into 338 electoral districts. A representative or member of Parliament is elected for each electoral district. Following the release of population counts from each decennial census, the Chief Electoral Officer determines the number of seats in the House of Commons and publishes the information in the Canada Gazette. Electoral boundaries commissions then determine the adjustments to the constituency boundaries. The federal electoral boundaries commissions are independent bodies that make all decisions regarding the proposed and final federal electoral boundaries. Elections Canada provides support services to the boundaries commission in each province. Based on reports from these commissions, the Chief Electoral Officer prepares a representation order that describes the boundaries and specifies the name and the population of each FED. The representation order is in force on the first dissolution of Parliament that occurs at least seven months after its proclamation. The 2013 Representation Order (proclaimed on October 5, 2013) was based on 2011 Census population counts, and increased the number of FEDs to 338, up from 308 from the previous 2003 Representation Order. Ontario received fifteen additional seats, Alberta and British Columbia each gained six seats while Quebec added three seats. On June 19, 2014, the Riding Name Change Act, 2014 (Bill C-37) received Royal Assent changing the names of 31 FEDs. The names of FEDs may change at any time through an Act of Parliament. 2015-10-01 2017-01-26 Natural Resources Canada NRCan.geogratis-geogratis.RNCan@canada.ca Government and Politicscartographyearth sciencesgeographic datageographic information systemsgeographygeomaticsland managementpolitical divisions Download file Circonscriptions fédérales - Catalogue d'entités through HTTPPDF http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/doc/GeoBase_cf_fr_Catalogue_2_2.pdf Download file Circonscriptions fédérales - Formats de distribution du produit through HTTPPDF http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/doc/GeoBase_cf_fr_Formats_Distribution_2_2.pdf Download file Circonscriptions fédérales - Spécifications de produit through HTTPPDF http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/doc/GeoBase_cf_fr_Specifications_2_2.pdf Download file Federal Electoral Districts - Feature Catalogue through HTTPPDF http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/doc/GeoBase_fed_en_Catalogue_2_2.pdf Download file Federal Electoral Districts - Product Distribution Formats through HTTPPDF http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/doc/GeoBase_fed_en_Distribution_Formats_2_2.pdf Download file Federal Electoral Districts - Data Product Specifications through HTTPPDF http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/doc/GeoBase_fed_en_Specifications_2_2.pdf Download english file in GML through HTTPGML http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/gml_eng/fed_cf_CA_2_2_gml_en.zip Download french file in GML through HTTPGML http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/gml_fra/fed_cf_CA_2_2_gml_fr.zip Download english file in KMZ through HTTPother http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/kml_eng/fed_cf_CA_2_2_kml_en.kmz Download french file in KML through HTTPother http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/kml_fra/fed_cf_CA_2_2_kml_fr.kmz Download english file in SHAPE through HTTPSHP http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/shp_eng/fed_cf_CA_2_2_shp_en.zip Download french file in SHAPE through HTTPSHP http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/vector/geobase_fed_cf/shp_fra/fed_cf_CA_2_2_shp_fr.zip

GeoBase - Federal Electoral Districts - Canada 2015

Canada is divided into 338 electoral districts. A representative or member of Parliament is elected for each electoral district. Following the release of population counts from each decennial census, the Chief Electoral Officer determines the number of seats in the House of Commons and publishes the information in the Canada Gazette. Electoral boundaries commissions then determine the adjustments to the constituency boundaries. The federal electoral boundaries commissions are independent bodies that make all decisions regarding the proposed and final federal electoral boundaries. Elections Canada provides support services to the boundaries commission in each province. Based on reports from these commissions, the Chief Electoral Officer prepares a representation order that describes the boundaries and specifies the name and the population of each FED. The representation order is in force on the first dissolution of Parliament that occurs at least seven months after its proclamation. The 2013 Representation Order (proclaimed on October 5, 2013) was based on 2011 Census population counts, and increased the number of FEDs to 338, up from 308 from the previous 2003 Representation Order. Ontario received fifteen additional seats, Alberta and British Columbia each gained six seats while Quebec added three seats. On June 19, 2014, the Riding Name Change Act, 2014 (Bill C-37) received Royal Assent changing the names of 31 FEDs. The names of FEDs may change at any time through an Act of Parliament.

Resources

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Download file Circonscriptions fédérales - Catalogue d'entités through HTTP Dataset PDF English
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Download file Circonscriptions fédérales - Formats de distribution du produit through HTTP Dataset PDF English
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Download file Circonscriptions fédérales - Spécifications de produit through HTTP Dataset PDF English
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Download file Federal Electoral Districts - Feature Catalogue through HTTP Dataset PDF English
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Download file Federal Electoral Districts - Product Distribution Formats through HTTP Dataset PDF English
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Download file Federal Electoral Districts - Data Product Specifications through HTTP Dataset PDF English
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Download english file in GML through HTTP Dataset GML English
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Download french file in GML through HTTP Dataset GML English
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Download english file in KMZ through HTTP Dataset Other English
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Download french file in KML through HTTP Dataset Other English
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Download english file in SHAPE through HTTP Dataset SHP English
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Download french file in SHAPE through HTTP Dataset SHP English
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Comments(12 )

Hello. I'm looking for maps of Electoral Districts that include the Poll numbers and borders. Can someone tell me where I can find these?

Andrew - the data holder for this page (Natural Resources Canada) responds as follows: Pooling divisions and Federal electoral districts are two different products made by Elections Canada. 1) 2015 Pool divisions are available at: http://geogratis.gc.ca/api/en/nrcan-rncan/ess-sst/157fcaf7-e1f7-4f6d-8fc9-564ec925c1ee.html 2) For other information about the data you need to contact Elections Canada who is the data provider (http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=cont&lang=e). 3) You can also contact GeoGratis customer service for technical information (https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-information/free-data-geogratis/contact-geogratis/17286). Best wishes, Karin the open-ouvert team

I don't think Dan's question was answered. I too am looking for cartographic boundary files which don't seem to be provided here. The shapefile regions here are bounded by arbitrary northern lines instead of by major land mass borders. See this page for a description: https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/geo/bound-limit/bound-limit-eng.cfm

Hi Wes, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Our boundaries are available in « Digital boundary file », we don’t create boundaries in « Cartographic boundary file »." Claudie, The Open Government Team

Are the shapefiles only digital boundary files? Are there cartographic boundary files?

Hi Dan, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: Natural Resources Canada only has the vector format for the Federal Electoral Districts. A map in pdf format can be found on the Elections Canada website here: http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=cir/maps2&document=index&lang=e Thanks and hope this helps, Tasha, the Open Government Team

None of the download links work for this dataset. Can this be fixed?

Thank you James, they're working on it now. It's an issue with an FTP server that should be resolved by Friday. Kent on behalf of the Open Government team

I need geojson of Federal Electoral Districts - Canada 2015. How / where can I find it ? Thanks

Hi Emilie, The following response has been posted on behalf of the data owner: "Federal Electoral District Canada is not available in GeoJson (Json) format. Format provided are: GML KML PDF and shape file only." Thanks, Tasha, the Open Government Team

Where / how can I find GeoJSON data for Federal Electoral Districts - Canada 2015. Thanks

Emilie, We have shared your request with the data holder - please stay tuned for a response! Karin open-ouvert team