Canadian NCOA


Canadian NCOA – Mail to the most current Canadian addresses on your list

We provide Canadian NCOA and a range of data management services for businesses marketing in Canada, and offer our clients knowledge of the Canadian marketplace, flexible pricing and quick turnaround.

Canadian National Change of Address- CNCOA

Each year about 1.7 million individuals, families and businesses move in Canada. Approximately 1.2 million of those movers file a Change of Address Notification (COAN) form with Canada Post Corporation (CPC) when they move. This information is captured electronically and made available, for those customers who have provided their consent to Canada Post’s National Change of Address Database.

To qualify for Canada Post’s Incentive Lettermail, Addressed Admail and Publication Mail rates, mailers must meet certain Address Accuracy Program requirements. This is similar to the USPS requirement of utilizing CASS certified address matching software. This is the first step in the CNCOA process. We process and standardize a mailing list through Canada Post recognized Address Validation and Correction software, and a Statement of Accuracy (SOA) is provided to report the percentage of accurate addresses when mail is deposited with Canada Post.

You are required to keep a valid copy of the SOA on file in the event Canada Post requests a copy. Mailers must also generate a new SOA once a year for each customer database or on the contents of a merged database. For more information, please download the Canadian Addressing Guide for in depth information on the Canadian address format.

ANCHOR’s Canadian Change of Address (CNCOA), maintained by Canada Post, makes it possible for businesses to improve the accuracy of their Canadian address files. This translates into postage and production savings by identifying changes of address and undeliverable mail. Our processing utilizing the CNCOA database contains 6 years of data.

This service requires you to register as an end user (EU#) with Canada Post. When you have received the EU# please forward it to to continue processing your job. To clean your data, all parties must agree to the NCOA Mover Data Terms of Use for Canadian NCOA. To download our Canadian COA/Address Accuracy Product Information Sheet, please click here.

Please note that our prices are in U.S. Funds.

Features & Benefits

  • Realize a 3% – 15% delivery improvement by reducing the amount of undeliverable or delayed mail.
  • Experience with Canadian postal system
  • Convenient and fast online processing at competitive prices
  • Dedicated customer support