Apple Pay Now Available in Canada

by November 17, 2015 / No Comments

Apple Pay launched in Canada on Tuesday for certain American Express cardmembers.

The service will be available for eligible Canadian consumer, small business, and corporate cards issued by American Express. As we reported earlier this month, it won’t be available to those who have an American Express card issued by Scotiabank.

Apple Pay allows American Express cardmembers to pay in store with compatible Apple devices at participating contactless merchants, or for purchases within participating apps that accept the card. A number of stores such as Indigo, McDonald’s, Petro-Canada, and Tim Hortons accept contactless payments from American Express cards.

If you’re not an American Express cardholder and want to access Apply Pay, we recommend the following:

SimplyCash Card from American Express


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  • Earn 5% cash back on gas, groceries and restaurants for the first 6 months (up to $250 cash back total)
  • Earn 1.25% cash back after, and on all other purchases throughout the introductory period
  • No limit to the amount of cash back you can earn, after the introductory period is over
  • No annual fee


American Express Gold Rewards Card


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  • Earn up to $2 back for every $100 spent on gas, groceries, travel and pharmacy purchases
  • $150 annual fee (waived in the first year)
  • Earn a welcome bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards points when you charge $1,500 in purchases to your card in your first three months
  • Convert your Membership Rewards points to Aeroplan Miles or Avios on a 1:1 basis

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