Last Updated on April 1, 2024

What is a Postal Code? | Edmonton Real Estate Definition

By Alan F Macdonald

What is a Postal Code? | Edmonton Real Estate Definition

What is a Postal Code?

A postal code is a part of an address that is usually used by Canada Post for directing mail but is also an excellent tool for verifying addresses. It is made up of six characters in the format letter-number-letter number-letter- number. An example of a postal code would be the postal code for City Hall in Edmonton at 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square is T5J 2R7. The first three characters designate an area in Edmonton and the last three designate the specific block where the address is located. Postal codes for any address can be looked up here on the Canada Post website.

Real Estate Agent Explains Edmonton Postal Codes

Although not every address has its own unique postal code, the code does narrow down the address to allow for double checking locations and addresses.

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    In Alberta, all postal codes start with the letter ‘T’ and in Edmonton, postal codes start with the following:

    T5A T5L T6A T6P
    T5B T5P T6B T6T
    T5C T5R T6C T6V
    T5E T5S T6E T6W
    T5G T5T T6G T6X
    T5H T5W T6H
    T5J T5X T6J
    T5K T5Y T6K
    T5L T5Z T6L
    T5M T6M
    T5N T6N

    These first three characters tell us the general area where the address is located and are useful in getting a general idea of where an address is in Edmonton.

    Why Does It Matter?

    Edmonton postal codes are important for the verification of addresses when properties are listed for sale. Even though postal codes are usually used for directing the mail to a certain address, they have become important in mapping addresses of houses online and especially on the MLS System (publicly available at, which real estate agents use to search and advertise homes for sale.