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Canadian Subnational Postal Abbreviations

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