Canadian Credit Cards

Travelling abroad? Get the HomeTrust Preferred Visa - the only Canadian credit card with no foreign transaction fees AND no annual fees. This can save you up to a 2.5% fee on purchases internationally!

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Here are some of the best credit cards to get as a Canadian. Let me know you have any questions!

The American Express Platinum Card
Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in your first three months of card membership.

  • New: Earn 3 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible dining in Canada, 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel, and 1 point for every $1 in all other Card purchases
  • $200 AMEX Travel Credit per cardmember year
  • Access to the American Express Global Lounge Collection and Priority Pass Lounges Worldwide
  • Fast-track to Marriott International (Gold), Hilton Hotels and Resorts® (Gold), Radisson Hotel Group (Gold), and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts (Jade) hotel elite membership
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage, including emergency medical, trip delay, and more
  • Annual fee of $699

This card has great travel benefits – probably the best in Canada. See my post on this increased offer and whether getting the card is worth it.

The American Express Business Gold Rewards Card
Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards Points after spending $5,000 in your first three months of card membership.

  • Transfer your points, at no charge, to many frequent flyer and other loyalty programs including 1:1 to Aeroplan and Avios.
  • Maximize your cash flow with up to 55 interest-free days.
  • $250 Annual Fee which may be a tax deductible expense

The American Express Gold Rewards Card

  • Earn 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after $1500 spend within the first three months
  • Earn 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on gas, groceries, drugstores and travel
  • Earn 1 Membership Rewards point per dollar spent on all other purchases

MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard (Not Available in Quebec)

  • 25,000 Bonus Miles upon approval
  • An annual coach Companion Fare every year from $121 (USD)($99 base fare, plus taxes and fees from $22)
  • 1 mile per $1 spent on every eligible purchase
  • 3 miles per $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, cargo purchases, in-flight purchases and vacation packages
  • Redeem miles for flights to over 700 destinations worldwide, including exciting partners such as Cathay Pacific and Emirates
  • Secure 24-hour online access to your account information
  • International acceptance at millions of locations
  • Enhanced security and protection with Chip & PIN technology andPayPass

Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

  • Receive 15,000 bonus points with your first $1000 in everyday purchases in the first 3 months
  • Earn 4x Scotia Rewards points for every $1 you spend at eligible gas stations, grocery stores, on dining and entertainment
  • Flexible Point Redemption: Purchase travel on your card from any travel provider, then call or go online to redeem your points for the travel purchase.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance: Includes travel emergency medical (up to 25 days)
  • Complimentary Concierge Services: 24/7 assistance with your travel and lifestyle bookings
  • Access to Priority Pass Lounges Worldwide
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