You can use the certified mode of Informatica Address Verification to verify Canada addresses in accordance with the SERP guidelines of Canada Post. To verify Canada addresses in the certified mode, you must install the
database and include the corresponding unlock code in
database contains the PoCAD (Point of Call Address Data).
Address Verification is SERP 2017 compliant. SERP 2017 compliance ensures that Address Verification adheres to the following changes to the postal rules and regulations set by Canada Post:
If the input suite number is outside the only range available for the address in PoCAD, Address Verification marks that address as not valid. When the input postal code maps to a Large Volume Receiver (LVR), Address Verification copies the suite number from the input address to the output address even if the suite number does not match any database entry that contains the correct single suite‐civic number combination.
When the range‐based PoCAD has only one address associated with a civic street and if the input address does not match the address in the database, Address Verification marks that address as not valid or noncorrectable.
When the range‐based PoCAD contains a Type 2 record that does not have a route identifier or a delivery mode identifier for a rural address, Address Verification handles that address in the same way it handles Type 1 addresses. However, the following conditions apply to the handling of rural civic addresses:
If the input address does not have a match in the range‐based PoCAD and the postal code of the input address has a corresponding Type 4 address in the range‐based PoCAD, Address Verification marks the address as VQ (Valid but questionable) in the SERP category enrichment.
If the input address is a rural address with a street having no civic street number, Address Verification adds the civic street number when a unique correction is possible. If no unique civic street can be added to the input address, Address Verification rejects that address.
Note that Post Office Box numbers from 99900 through 99905 in Canada denote Deliver to Post Office (DTPO) addresses for retail outlet locations. Addresses with Post Office Box numbers from 99900 through 99905 are specifically meant for parcel delivery and should not be used for other mail items such as letters and publications.
For more information about SERP 2017 certification, contact Canada Post.