Canadian Area Codes

Canada Area Codes and Time Zones

Our Canadian Area Code Database provides a list of all active area codes and their prefixes (NPA/NXX)*. It includes the most accurate Time Zones and Daylight Saving Time information. This product is updated regularly as codes are added and is released monthly. The price includes an initial download and any updates made available throughout your subscription period.

*NPA/NXX - NPA stands for Numbering Plan Area Code. It is simply the Area Code most are familiar with. The NXX stands for Exchange or Central Office Code. It is often referred to as an Area Codes prefix.

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Canadian Area Code

All standard area codes are listed. Toll-free Area codes such as 800, 866, 877 and other specialty area codes are not included. The first digit is in the range of 2-9, the second digit can be a 0-8, and the third digit can be a 0-9.

Prefix

The prefix (also called the Exchange or Central Office Code) is next. This is referred to as the ‘NXX’. The first digit is in the range of 2-9, the second and third digits can be a 0-9.

Province Abbreviation

This is the 2-character standard (Canada Post) province abbreviation. We also include a file called, ‘states.txt’ which will list the province name for each abbreviation.

Time Zone

Canadian Time Zones are in a standard format which is the number of hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which was formerly called Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Greenwich is where the Royal Observatory is located (Southeast London). West of UTC is negative and so all records have negative numbers. The zones range from -3:30 (Newfoundland Standard Time) to -8 (Pacific Standard Time).

Daylight Savings Flag

If the area covered by this area code / prefix observes Daylight Saving Time, then the last field will be ‘Y’, otherwise ‘N.’

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