Newfoundland and Labrador Area Code Information

Newfoundland and Labrador Area Codes

Newfoundland and Labrador is currently using one area code. Newfoundland and Labrador does not utilize any area code overlays. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved area code 879 as a distributed overlay of area code 709 with an in service date of 02/17/2024. 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.

Area code 879 will be put into service as an overlay of area code 709.

Newfoundland and Labrador Area Code Map

Area Codes By Province or Territory