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 code Start date


613 and 343
249 and 705


March 26, 2022
June 18, 2022

Alberta 403,587,780 and 825 368 April 23, 2022


514 and 438
450 and 579
819 and 873


October 22, 2022


204 and 431


October 29, 2022

New Brunswick  506 (and 10-digit dialling) 428 April 29, 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.

For more information, visit www.newareacodes.ca.

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.