Canada has six time zones. The easternmost, in Newfoundland, is three hours and 30 minutes behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The other time zones are Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Rocky Mountain and, farthest west, Pacific, which is eight hours behind UTC. The Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI are an hour ahead of New York and Newfoundland is a half-hour ahead of the Maritimes.
UTC is the international abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time. It is the local time at the Greenwich meridian (0°).