Area code additions in Quebec – Area Codes 468 and 263

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

The area code 468 will be introduced and exist within the 819/873 geographic area in Quebec, and a new area code 263 will be introduced and exist within the 514/438 area of Quebec. 

There will be no change to customers’ existing telephone numbers in the 819/873 or 514/438 areas, and existing numbers are not changed in any way.  

Quebec telephone numbers beginning with the new area codes 468 or 263 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 codes 468 and 263.  

Customers with telephone numbers in the new area code 468 will get the same calling areas as customers in the same exchange areas with telephone numbers in area code 819/873.  

Customers with telephone numbers in the new area code 263 will get the same calling areas as customers in the same exchange areas with telephone numbers in area codes 514/438. 

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.