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CANADA CALLING GUIDE

Calling to Canada

Making Calls while in Canada

Other Information about Long Distance Calling To/From Cambodia


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General Tips for Calling to Canada from Abroad

STEP 1: Dial the international access code (00 in many countries).

STEP 2: Dial Canada’s country code: 1.

STEP 3: Dial the 3-digit area code.

STEP 4: Dial the 7-digit local subscriber number.

Still having a problem connecting? Dial 00 to reach an international operator.

Instructions for Calling to Cities within Canada

If you are calling internationally to Canada, dial the international access code of the country you’re calling from first. Next, dial Canada’s country code, 1, followed by the area code and local subscriber number. e.g. For a call to Montreal from Mexico City, dial 00 (Mexico’s international access code), followed by 1-514-xxx-xxxx. Trying to call Toronto from London? Dial 00-1-416-xxx-xxxx.

For domestic long-distance calls, always dial 1, followed by the area code and subscriber number. e.g. If you are calling from Montreal to Saskatchewan, dial 1-306-xxx-xxxx. IF you are calling locally, you must still dial 1, followed by the area code, before the subscriber number. e.g. For a local call within Manitoba, dial 1-204-xxx-xxxx.

Here is a list of major area codes in Canada:

CityCity Code 
Alberta403 
British Columbia250 
British Columbia (Lower Mainland)604, 778 
Manitoba204 
New Brunswick506 
Newfoundland709 
Nova Scotia902 
Ontario (London)519, 226 
Ontario (North Bay)705 
Ontario (Ottawa)613 
Ontario (Thunder Bay)807 
Ontario (Toronto Metro)416, 647 
Ontario (Toronto Vicinity)905, 289 
Prince Edward Island902 
Quebec (Montreal)514, 438 
Quebec (Quebec City)418 
Quebec (Sherbrooke)819 
Saskatchewan306 

Instructions for Calling to Cell Phones in Canada

Calling a cellular phone in Canada is a lot like calling a land line. Cellular phones do not have special cellular prefixes; like land lines, they have area codes based on their primary calling area. If calling a cell phone internationally, dial the international access code, country code, area code, and subscriber number. e.g. For a call from Manila to a cell phone in Quebec City, dial 00-1-418-xxx-xxxx. For a domestic call to that same cell phone, just dial 1-418-xxx-xxxx.

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