Number Portability in Canada

CLNPC is the authority on local number portability in Canada.

What is LNP?

A Consumer Benefit

Local Number Portability (LNP) permits landline and wireless subscribers to retain their telephone number(s) when they change service providers and is a critical requirement of true market competition in the telecommunications industry.

CLNPC’s Mandate

Leadership & Support

CLNPC Management provides strategic planning, develops policy, and supports members in matters pertaining to local number portability.


Negotiating and managing contractual arrangements with both vendors and clients. Facilitating access to portability corrected information. Supporting members’ access and ongoing use of the number portability database.


Providing expert business and technical support including guidance on policy related to use of the number portability database.


Building consensus and managing the varying interests of its members.


Exploring opportunities to optimize the value of LNP.

Accessing NPAC

True Telecom Market Openness

NPAC is the Number Portability Administration Center, the system that enables local number portability in Canada. Essentially, members of CLNPC and those who can demonstrate a need, based on acceptable use, are permitted access to the database.

Get Started With CLNPC

Do I qualify to become a member of the CLNPC?

Get Access To NPAC

Do I qualify to be authorized to access Canadian NPAC as a non member?