Best Canadian Cards

Best Canadian Credit Cards

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IssuerCard NameWhy interesting?Other BenefitsAnnual Fee
Capital One Aspire Credit CardCapital One Aspire World Mastercard
  • Effectively 2% back (2 points per C$
  • 35k points on first purchase
  • points are effectively worth 1 cent each toward any travel you put on your credit card
  • 10k points on each anniversary, almost pays the annual fee
  • C$120Apply Here
    AMEXBusiness Gold Rewards
  • 25k Membership Reward points after spending C$3k in 3 months
  • Good for big spenders: 15k MR points after spending C$50k and an additional 25k MR points after spending C$100k EACH YEAR
  • 1 MR point per C$ (1:1 for Air Canada, Delta, BA,...)
  • $0 First Year (then C$180 per year)
    AMEXStarwood Preferred Guest
  • 10k SPG point welcome bonus
  • 1 SPG point per C$1
  • SPG Gold after C$30k/yr
  • Free weekend nigh after C$40k/yr in cat 1-4 Starwood hotel
  • C$120

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