Newfoundland and Labrador Area Code Information
Newfoundland and Labrador is currently using one area code. Newfoundland and Labrador does not utilize any area code overlays, however, on May 20, 2022 area code 879 will be put into service as an all services overlay of area code 709. Area code 879 was orginally planned to be put into service on November 24, 2018 but the was deferred to the later date. Area code 709 covers all of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
From 1949 until 1955 Newfoundland and Labrador utilized area code 902. When area code 902 was established in 1947 it served the three provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Newfoundland and Labrador were added in 1949 when they joined Canada. In 1955 area code 902 was split to form area code 506 which was assigned to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1962 area code 506 was split to form area code 709 which was assigned to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Changes and History of Newfoundland and Labrador Area Codes:
Area code 709 was put into service. Area code 709 was created from a split of area code 506.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved area code 879 as a distributed overlay of area code 709, however, the implementation date has been delayed indefinitely.