Canadian Cards

Fear not, our friends to the north! We've created a list of the top Canadian cards we think should have a cozy home in your wallet. No matter if you're looking for a premium card with premium perks, or a more humble piece of plastic for everyday spending—we've got you covered.

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Annual Fee: 
$599 CAD
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This is our personal favorite Canadian credit card. Given the popularity of Air Canada and Aeroplan, this card offers TONS of value for frequent or semi-frequent fliers. The high points earning, valuable insurance, and numerous perks like unlimited lounge access make this card a must-have for Canadians. *All information about the American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$155.88
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This is certainly one of the best starter cards for Canadians. Not only does it have a low monthly fee, but it also earns valuable Membership Rewards points that can be transferred to airline and hotel programs. It's a valuable card without the high price tag or fuss of a premium card. *All information about the American Express Cobalt® Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$799 CAD
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Much like its U.S. counterpart, the Amex Platinum Card is a must-have for globetrotters. It comes with premium perks, great insurance, worldwide lounge access, numerous credits, and earns points that you can transfer to many travel partners. *All information about The Platinum Card® has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$120 CAD
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We think every Canadian should have this card (and the business version of this card). It has an annual fee of $120, but comes with an Annual Free Night Award, plus high earning rates at Marriott hotels and automatic Silver Elite Status.
Annual Fee: 
$250 CAD
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This is a great card for people who want to dabble in the Amex Membership Rewards space without needing to shell out a huge annual fee. This card earns Membership Rewards Points on all purchases and comes with a hefty signup bonus relative to its modest annual fee. *All information about the American Express® Gold Rewards Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$150 CAD
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We think every Canadian should have this card (and the personal version of this card). It comes with an Annual Free Night Award, and with high earning rates at Marriott hotels and automatic Silver Elite Status, and this is a card to keep forever. *All information about The Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express® Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$599 CAD
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This card is basically the same as the personal version. If you have a small business in Canada, this is a fantastic way to get meaningful airline benefits (like free checked bags, priority services, unlimited lounge access, etc.) for a not-so-crazy annual fee. *All information about the American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$120 CAD
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Scene+ points can be used to offset travel purchases directly at a rate of one cent per point. So, the 40,000 points you earn from signing up for the card can cover $400 worth of general travel expenses, which isn't too shabby. *All information about the Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$799 CAD
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The Amex Business Platinum is a heavy hunk of metal that opens a LOT of doors for travelers. It earns 1.25x points on EVERYTHING, comes with business-specific credits, and gives you unlimited global lounge access. *All information about the Business Platinum Card from American Express® has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$199 CAD
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This card has a fantastic signup bonus for the low annual fee of CA $199. With this SUB, 75,000 MR Points could be transferred to Aeroplan to book a 14-hour business-class flight on Etihad, for example. Not bad at all. *All information about the American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card has been collected independently by Daily Drop.
Annual Fee: 
$139
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If you bank with TD, this could be a great card to get started in the Aeroplan space. It doesn't have as many perks and benefits as the American Express Aeroplan cards, but it does have a much lower annual fee.
Annual Fee: 
$150 CAD
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Much like the earlier Scotiabank card on this list, this card earns Scene+ points which can be used to directly offset travel purchases at one cent per point in value. What makes this card stand out, however, is that is has no foreign transaction fees - a rarity here in Canada.
Annual Fee: 
$120 CAD
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Avion points aren't the most valuable points in the biz... But the fact that you earn the welcome bonus without needing to spend a dime makes this card particularly appealing. Plus, you can transfer these points out to valuable travel partners.