354 Area code addition in Quebec

To meet the growing demand for telecommunications services and numbers in Quebec, a new area code will be introduced in October 2022. 

The area code 354 will be introduced and exist within the 450/579 geographic area in Quebec. 

There will be no change to customers’ existing telephone numbers in the 450 and 579 areas, and existing numbers are not changed in any way.  

  • Telephone numbers beginning with the new area code 354 may begin to be assigned to customers’ new telephone lines starting October 24, 2022. 


10 digit dialing will continue to be used for all local calls within the area served by these area codes: to complete all local calls, you will need to dial the area code plus the telephone number. 

Local and long distance calling areas and prices will not change with the adoption of the new area code 354. Customers with telephone numbers in the new area code 354 will get the same calling areas as customers in the same exchange areas with telephone numbers in area code 450 and 579. 

N11 service access codes such as emergency calls (911), directory assistance (411), repair (611) and relay service (711) will continue to be dialed using 3digits.