New area codes and 10-digit dialing

What are the new area codes in Canada?

New area codes will be introduced gradually in the following regions.

Region Current area code(s) New area codes to be added Start date
Ontario 613, 343 753 March 26,  2022
Alberta 403, 587, 780, 825 368 April 23, 2022
Ontario 249, 705 683 June 18, 2022
Québec 514, 438, 450, 579, 819, 873 263, 354, 468 October 22, 2022
Manitoba 204, 431 584 October 29, 2022
New Brunswick (10-digit dialing) 506 428 April 29, 2023
Newfoundland & Labrador (10-digit dialing) 709   May 31, 2023
Northern Ontario (10-digit dialing) 807   May 31, 2023
Ontario 226, 519, 548 382 June 17, 2023

What this means for you

Introducing a new area code in a region already served by another code creates only minor changes.

  • Only new phone numbers are affected by the addition.
  • Existing phone numbers keep the same area code and are not changed in any way.
  • Local calling areas remain the same.
  • The 9-1-1 emergency number remains a three-digit number throughout the area.

Why new area codes are needed

The introduction of new area codes is the result of decisions by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in response to the increased demand for communications services. New area codes allow for the creation of millions of new phone numbers.

For more information, visit www.newareacodes.ca.