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How many area codes are there in Canada?

Canada, comprised of ten provinces with three territories to the North, is served by 40 area codes. Ontario has the most number of area codes (14) while Yukon, Nunavut and the Northeast Territories are together served by one. On this page, you’ll learn about:

What are the area codes in Canada?

Here is a list of all area codes and their overlays in Canada. These area codes are appended to landline numbers, cell phone numbers as well as virtual phone numbers.

Provinces/Territories Original area codes Overlays
Alberta 403, 780 587, 825
British Columbia 250, 604 236, 672, 778
Manitoba 204 431
New Brunswick 506 -
Newfoundland and Labrador 709 -
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 902 782
Ontario 416, 437, 519, 548, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905 226, 249, 289, 343, 365
Quebec 418, 450, 514, 819 438, 579, 581, 873
Saskatchewan 306 639
Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut 867 -

FAQs about Canadian telephone numbers

What is the country code of Canada?

The country code of Canada is +1. Other countries/regions having the same country code are the USA and its unincorporated territories like Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands and United States Virgin Islands.

Why do Canada and the US have the same country code?

International dialing was not established when the first telephone system and the North American Numbering Plan were established in Canada and the US. For this reason, all countries and territories under the NANP carry +1 as their country code.

What are the parts of a Canadian phone number?

Phone numbers in Canada consist of 11 digits — the 1-digit country code, a 3-digit area code, a 3-digit central office or exchange code, and a 4-digit subscriber number.

How can you call/dial Canada from the US?

To call Canada from the US, you need to dial the ‘national format’  — the 1-digit country code + 3-digit area code + 7-digit telephone number. This is called eleven-digit dialing.

Where is area code 917 in Canada?

Area code 917 is not a Canadian area code. It is a US area code originally created for cellular-pager-voicemail devices, and it serves all the boroughs of New York City.

What is area code 600 in Canada?

Area code 600 is a location-agnostic area code used for satellite communication in Canada.

How to buy a Canadian virtual phone number

You can virtually set up shop anywhere in Canada by signing up and purchasing local virtual phone numbers on Freshdesk Contact Center.  

Freshdesk Contact Center is a modern phone system that businesses can use for both inbound and outbound calling. Once you sign up, you can buy more than one virtual phone number from a single area code or multiple area codes of your choice. You can also purchase toll-free phone numbers and vanity phone numbers from Freshdesk Contact Center.

On completing the purchase, you have to recharge your phone credits to make or receive calls. You can even port in your existing phone numbers and continue using them on Freshdesk Contact Center.

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 Additional perks of getting a virtual phone number on Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

Mobile app (iOS & Android)

With Freshdesk Contact Center, you can make or take calls on a cell phone app or a browser. Ace through pressing conversations, on the go!


Automate replies to frequent calls or route callers to the right person with an IVR system that segments calls through keypad presses.


Receive incoming calls on your SIP phones and enjoy all the benefits of Freshdesk Contact Center’s real-time dashboard, call flows and analytics.

Number porting

Migrate your existing business phone numbers to Freshdesk Contact Center without the hassle of notifying customers of number-change.

Call recorder

Keep a record of all customer conversations with automatic call recording. You can also pause or resume recording if the customer requests so.

Smart answer bot

Deliver quick and contextually correct replies to customers with a smart answer bot that works round-the-clock and does not need holidays.

Frequently asked questions about Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

How do I start making outbound calls using Freshdesk Contact Center?

Sign up for a Freshdesk Contact Center account. Buy phone number(s) and phone credits to start making and receiving calls. To start making outbound calls, use the phone widget that appears on the right hand side of the screen.

How many phone numbers can I buy?

You can buy as many as local, toll-free and vanity numbers on Freshdesk Contact Center. The cost for phone numbers starts from $1 per month and will vary depending on the country. Refer to our country-wise and number-wise call rates for inbound and outbound calls.

How does Freshdesk Contact Center charge my usage?

Freshdesk Contact Center pricing has three components. First, you have to buy phone numbers by paying a nominal monthly subscription fees. You may also port-in phone numbers from your existing system. Second, you need to buy phone credits to be able to make calls. Inbound and outbound call charges will be debited to your phone credits. The final component is the license fee. Depending on the plan you choose after your free trial, the agent license fees will vary. 

If I have an existing business phone number, will my number change or can I port my numbers to Freshdesk Contact Center?

Not necessarily. You can always port-in the existing phone numbers to your Freshdesk Contact Center account. Additional charges may be incurred depending on the port-in process. Once the port-in process is completed, the numbers will continue to working like they used to in your previous phone system. Know more about our number porting service.

Does Freshdesk Contact Center have a mobile app?

Yes. As a cloud-based business phone service, Freshdesk Contact Center does have a mobile app. You can download the Android app from Play store and the iOS app from App Store.

Is Freshdesk Contact Center GDPR compliant?

Yes. Freshdesk Contact Center is a GDPR compliant business phone service. Specific features like call recording require you as a business to seek consent from the caller before initiating recording. Read our Freshworks GDPR policy.