What is the full phone number to add in business card?

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Hello, my phone number starts with (647). If I want to list my phone number in business cards for international use, what should I add before (647) so that people can call me anywhere?
Let's suppose my phone number is: (647) 123-4567.
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You need to add +1 before that :)
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So, +1 (647) 123-4567 ? Is this the proper format or +1-647-123-4567 ?
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 +1-647-123-4567 

The parentheses were supposed to indicate optional numbers, but since just about everywhere in North America is now using 10 digit dialing, there are no optional digits in your number.
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Thanks all.
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Hello, I have seen people using period rather than hyphen to separate the numbers. What is the difference? In case of using period, which of the following is better?

+1.647.123.4567
+1 647 123.4567
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The Canadian standard is hyphens, as described in my previous link. Periods apparently come from the pattern of computer IP addresses, not telephone number standards.
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I haven't seen anyone use hyphens. Most countries use spaces. If you choose not to use hyphens, I recommend you use spaces instead.
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In the end, just pick what looks good on your card :) I'd personally uses spaces, but really there is no definitive "right" or "wrong" way to add a phone number to a card - it's mostly based on preferences and company/personal style choices.
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@Ivan, that's interesting. Of all the business cards I collected over the past years, one has spaces instead of hyphens, and one has no spaces at all, just 10digitscrammedtogether. Of the dozens of others, all are 123-456-7890 pattern.
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Thank you all.