Canada admin level
Three Canadian provinces have two tiers of municipalities: Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. In these provinces, the upper-tier municipality is tagged as admin level 6, while the lower tier municipality is tagged as admin level 8. Single-tier municipalities within those provinces are tagged as admin level 5.
The remaining provinces use single-tier municipalities, which are taged at admin level 6. This includes regional municipalities (like counties) and local municipalities (like cities, towns, and sometimes villages). Incorporated towns or villages are not part of the surounding county, so their border should be tagged as an inner border of those counties. Populated areas in regional municipalities that are recognized and named, but not incorporated, can be tagged as admin level 8.
Some provinces are divided into large regions above the municipality level. These are tagged as admin level 5.
First nations reserves are tagged with admin_level=6, while larger self-governing first nation regions are tagged as admin_level=5. They should eventually also be tagged with the result of the discussion at boundary=aboriginal_lands. Villages within first nations can be tagged as admin_level=8 if they are recognized in some way by the first nation government.
For more information, see w:Administrative divisions of Canada.
|admin_level=4||5||6||7||8 (in rural areas)||8 (in urban areas)||9||10|
|Province or territory
|Single-tier municipalities and upper-tier municipalities
(county, municipality, city, district, town)
|N/A||Lower-tier municipalities and unincorporated places
(town, village, hamlet)
|Major divisions of cities
|Wards||Smaller divisions of cities|
(quarter, neighbourhood, city_block)
(city, town, village, summer village, municipal district, specialized municipality)
(hamlets, urban service areas)
|city areas or quadrants||N/A||neighbourhoods|
|British Columbia||regional districts||upper-tier municipalities
(district municipalities, cities)
(towns, villages, communities)
(rural municipalities, cities, towns, villages)
(hamlets, northern communities, settlements)
|New Brunswick||counties||incorporated municipalities
(city, town, village, regional municipality) local service districts
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Newfoundland, Labrador||incorporated municipalities
|Northwest Territories||administrative regions||N/A||N/A||municipalities, designated authorities||N/A||N/A||neighbourhoods|
|Nova Scotia||counties||incorporated municipalities
(regional municipalities, towns, county municipalities, district municipalities)
|Ontario||N/A||districts, upper-tier municipalities, single-tier municipalities||N/A||lower-tier municipalities
|Prince Edward Island||counties||incorporated municipalities
(cities, towns, rural municipalities, resort municipalities)
|Quebec||administrative regions||upper-tier municipalities
(regional county municipalities, metropolitan communities, regional government)
(cities, towns, villages, townships)
(cities, towns, villages, resort villages, rural municipalities, northern towns, northern villages, northern hamlets)
|Yukon||Unincorporated divisions||Incorporated Municipalities(Cities ,towns ,First Nations Reserves)||N/A||hamlets, localities unincorporated places||Localities||N/A||neighbourhoods|