This guide gives you all the information you need to call Canada from the US: area codes, country code, examples, and more. Follow the guide below to learn how to call to Canada from the US.

Calling Canada from the USA

Here are a few things to consider before you call Canada from the USA:

  • You usually dial the exit code 011 whenever you call numbers outside the USA. However, Canada is part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), so you can ignore the exit code.
  • The area code of the place you’re calling in Canada.
  • The cost of the call.

How to call Canada from the USA

It is simple to call Canada from the USA with these steps:

  1. Dial 1. The Canadian country code.
  2. Enter the area code. Enter the three-digit area code of the region that corresponds to the number you will be calling.
  3. Dial the phone number. Following the area code you can enter the seven-digit Canadian cellphone or landline number.


Canadian area codes

Like other countries, Canada also has individual area codes for its different regions. Before you make your call to Canada, you must have the area code confirmed. Here is a list of Canadian area codes:

Location Area Code Location Area Code
Alberta (Northern) 780 Ottawa 613
Alberta (Southern) 403Prince Edward Island 902
British Columbia 250, 604, 778 Quebec 450, 819
Edmonton 780 Quebec City 418
London 519 Saskatchewan 306
Manitoba 204 Sherbrooke 819
Montreal 514 Thunder Bay 807
New Brunswick 506 Toronto (Greater) 289, 905
Newfoundland 709 Toronto (Metro) 416, 647
North Bay 705 Vancouver 778
Nova Scotia 902Yukon & NW Territories 867


Call a Canadian landline

Here’s an example of calling a Canadian landline in Ottawa at 1-877-350-1273.

  1. Dial 1, the Canadian country code.
  2. Dial 613, Ottawa area code.
  3. Dial 222-3333, the landline number.

Call a Canadian cellphone

Here’s an example of calling a Canadian cellphone number in Southern Alberta at 1-877-664-1694.

  1. Dial 1, the Canadian country code.
  2. Dial 403, Southern Alberta’s area code.
  3. Dial 123-7654, the cellphone number.

Make Your Next Business Meeting With Someone in Canada a Success

  • Canadians value punctuality so if you’re going to be late to a call, let the person know ahead of time.
  • Do not compare Canada to the United States or any other country.
  • Keep small talk to a minimum. Do not discuss personal topics, unless the person you’re talking to brings one up first.
  • Address the person you’re talking to by their title. Use Mr., Mrs. or Miss and the surname.
  • Show respect for everyone’s opinions, regardless of the person’s title.
  • If you are calling the province of Québec, be prepared to conduct the meeting in French. Hire a translator if necessary.
  • Canadians enjoy being direct, reserved and succinct in business meetings. Adopt these qualities for your business call meetings in Canada.

Are calls to Canada expensive?

Calls to Canada can turn out to be expensive, whether they’re for business or personal reasons. Rates can change depending on if you’re calling a landline or cell phone. If you have to make frequent calls from the US to Canada, using a service like 8x8 can help you save time and money.

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