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Cash Back Card
Earn 10% cash back during your first 4 months and 2% when your welcome rate ends.*
No Fee Card
Collect 4% in CT Money‡ at Canadian Tire and 1.5% on your first $12,000 per year in grocery purchases (excludes Costco and Walmart)
Rewards Points Card
Apply now and you could earn up to 30,000 bonus points with the American Express Cobalt® Card
What is the best student credit card in Canada?
Why should I get a student credit card?
What is the best way to use a student credit card?
What should I consider before getting a student credit card?
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How can I get a student credit card?
Wondering how to find and apply for a student credit card? Scroll further up and use our tool, then click your chosen card to apply. As a student, your credit score probably isn't that impressive yet, so keep that in mind when applying. And remember to look for a card with low interest. See our blog about how credit card interest works for more information (although be warned, it's a lot to read!) so you can pay off your debt with fewer hassles.
What kind of credit card should a student get?
Banks love to lure in students with all kinds of flashy sign-up bonuses and incentives (which are usually temporary), but remember to avoid getting taken in and keep focused on a card with these basic elements:
- Low interest rate
- No annual fee
- Cash back (to help with expenses)
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