506 area: New Brunswick

Local 10-digit dialing

Starting January 20, 2023, business and residential consumers in the 506 region will have to adopt 10-digit dialing – the area code followed by the phone number – for all local communications. This dialing method has been successfully implemented in several regions in Canada.

The introduction of 10-digit dialing is the result of a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and will pave the way for the addition of a new area code, 428, starting on April 29, 2023, as the 506 area code reaches capacity.

For your local calls, you will always enter 10 digits (area code + local number)

  • from 506 to 506
  • from 506 to 428
  • from 428 to 428

The 9-1-1 emergency number remains a three-digit number.

Do you have a number in the 506 area?

Anyone who already has a number with area code 506 will keep the same number.

In New Brunswick

506 + 428