Canada Post Barcode Value

Modified on Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at 03:45 AM

Canada Post labels have 16 characters on the label, but the scanned version has 28 characters.  The information bellow describes how to interpret these values.


Positions 1234567890123456789012345678

2CBC010200841000000112303003 (the underlined value is printed below the barcode)


Byte 1 Service level –Expedited 2

Bytes 2-4 postal code alpha characters CBC

Bytes 5-7 postal code numerics 010

Bytes 8-14 our acct# 2008410

Bytes 15-22 1-up counter number 00000112

Byte 23 Check digit for bytes 8-22 3

Bytes 24-25 Addt’l opt return to sender 03

Byte 26 Signature req/proof of age 0

Byte 27-28 Special handling leave at door 03




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