Access 3-Digit Numbers
3-Digit numbers make accessing services like traffic information and health services easy and fast.
What is 8-1-1?8-1-1 is a free-of-charge health information and advice phone line available in provinces and territories across Canada. When you call 8-1-1, you can speak to a health service professional, who can help you find health information and services.
Who Can Access 8-1-1?8-1-1 service is provided at the provincial level. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territory each have 8-1-1 systems. VRS customers can connect with the 8-1-1 service in their province, or territory via Canada VRS. Most provinces and territories without 8-1-1 systems have other health information hotlines. Contact your provincial health service for information. If you have trouble accessing 8-1-1 or if you want to access Telehealth in another Province, please use the 10-digit number listed in the table below.
What is 5-1-1?
5-1-1 is a free traveller information service available in provinces and territories across Canada. By calling 5-1-1 travellers can access information which helps them plan their routes and travel safely and efficiently.
Who Can Access 5-1-1?
5-1-1 service is provided at the provincial level. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territory each have 5-1-1 systems. VRS customers can connect with the 5-1-1 service in their province, or territory via Canada VRS.
Most provinces and territories without 5-1-1 systems have other road information hotlines. Contact your provincial authority for more information.
What is 3-1-1?
3-1-1 is a free non-emergency telephone service available in municipalities within several provinces across Canada. 3-1-1 supports residents, visitors and businesses looking to create service requests, report problems and find information regarding various municipal services and programs.
Who Can Access 3-1-1?
3-1-1 services are provided at the municipal level in regions within Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and British Colombia. 3-1-1 is not supported by all municipalities across these provinces. When a 3-1-1 call is placed in a municipal region where this service is not supported, an automated message will state that this service is unavailable. In this case, the local 10-digit municipal number must be used.
What is 2-1-1?
2-1-1 allows those in need to access information and obtain referrals to physical and mental health resources such as housing, social, food, employment assistance, and suicide and crisis interventions.
Who Can Access 2-1-1?
2-1-1 is available across Canada.