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2.1 USask format

USask mailing addresses follow Canada Post abbreviation style and include department name, campus street address and postal code. Building name is optional.

  • Department of Animal and Poultry Science
    College of Agriculture and Bioresource
    University of Saskatchewan
    51 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A8

Include two spaces between province and postal code, or use an em-space

  • Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A8

Mailing addresses for individual colleges and units should follow a similar style.

2.2 Capitalization, spelling and numbers

Always write street addresses with numerals, not spelled out.

  • 10 Downing St.

Capitalize letters that appear in street addresses.

  • 36B Central Ave.

Spell out and capitalize street names and directional abbreviations in running text.

  • The house is located on Spadina Crescent East.

Spell out First through Ninth as street names. Avoid superscript for streets above Ninth.

  • 279 Fifth Ave., 100 14th St.

2.3 Abbreviating provincial names

Use Canada Post abbreviations in mailing addresses.

  • AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

Also U.S. and U.K.



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