It is easy to send a fax to Canada from the United States — the two telephone networks are interconnected directly. Both countries are in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), so you do not even need to dial the international calling prefix of “011” first. Make the call as if you were just dialing long distance within the U.S./Canada.
Note: Although faxing Canada may not “feel” like making an international call, long-distance rates are still expensive! Consider sending your fax online instead.
Example: 1- [area code] – [fax number in Canada]
- The country code for Canada is the same as the U.S.: ( 1 )
- Be sure to prefix with a “9” if you normally need one to access a line outside of your company’s phone switch.
Some Major Area Codes in Canada
- Area codes for Vancouver: 604, 236, and 778
- Area codes for Toronto: 416, 437, and 647
- Area codes for Quebec City: 418 and 581
- Area codes for Montreal: 514 and 438
For Delays on the Line
It may be necessary to insert a pause in your dialing sequence after the “1” to allow the phone network time to connect you to an exchange. This differs by model and make of machine, but may be a comma or “#” sign inserted into the number. Usually, calling between the United States and Canada is fast.
If you receive a bad connection or the fax does not begin transfer, try reducing the baud rate on your machine to ensure a noise free connection.
How to Send a Fax to Canada Using Email
Consider signing up for a free trial with an online fax service such as iFax. Even if you use the trial to send a fax once, you’ll save money on long-distance charges.
You can send a fax to Canada by attaching it to an email then sending it through one of these services.
Need to Fax Canada From Abroad?
The dialing strings will differ from country to country. See how to send a fax to Canada from wherever you are.