Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards 2022

Posted on January 4, 2022


Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Welcome to Rewards Canada's 14th annual Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards!

Canada's original travel rewards credit card rankings


What you'll find below are the Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada across several categories. This year follows closely in 2021's footsteps as many Canadians are still taking a wait and see approach to travel. This means for continuing on with what most of us have been doing and that's simply planning for future travel. Yes, 2021 did see some travel return but no anywhere near pre-pandemic levels. Hopes are that when the Omicron wave subsides it will be the last major hurdle of the pandemic and that by summer of 2022 many of us will take to the skies to enjoy the travel we have all missed. That's where these top cards come into play and can really help to cut the costs of that future travel. Getting one of these cards does not mean you have to travel right away, in fact it can be quite the opposite. Getting the right card right now allows you to spend for a longer period of time and accumulate a ton of points and/or miles that can help you pay for travel down the line. If travel is not in the cards be sure to check out Canada's Top Cash Back Credit Cards for 2022 .


This year's rankings do see some cards move up and down the ranks and only one new category winner - all the rest of the #1 cards hold on to their spots from 2021. The overall ranking see the number 2 and 3 cards switch spots, an old but revamped card shoot up to 2nd spot in the Travel Points with Annual Fee category, the new winner is in the Top No Fee Travel Rewards Credit Cards while the Hybrid and Airline categories remain the same. There is also one small change in the Ultra Premium category. Much like the past three years of rankings we won't list all the factors in our decision making process on this main page rather if you want more details on our consideration process you can read the factors behind our rankings right here

Top Travel Cards Overall:

For the 5th year in a row the American Express Cobalt Card takes top honours and why wouldn't it? The card was actually made better in 2021 which simply widened the gap between first and second spots. For the second spot the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card moves up to 2nd place - for a couple of reasons, the strength and phenomenal expansion of the Aeroplan program which pushes the American Express Gold Rewards to third spot, even though the Gold Rewards Card provides more flexibility than the Aeroplan card and has very strong Aeroplan earn, the increased annual fee to $250 per year is something a lot of people may find hard to swallow even with a big welcome bonus and an annual $100 travel credit. When you consider the TD Aeroplan card offers a first year annual fee rebate that's tough to compete with with a $250 annual fee.

Top Travel Points Card with Annual Fee:

We see one change here - the MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard which underwent big changes into 2021 storms back onto the list into 2nd spot for this category. It has excellent point earn rates of over 5 points per dollar if you include the birthday bonus that translate into big returns when redeeming for travel. There was one main factor keeping it from gaining top spot in this category which is its travel redemption option - it just isn't as flexible as Scotia's as you have to redeem via MBNA Rewards so are subject to their pricing and availability and can't shop around like you can with Scotia. By moving to 2nd spot the MBNA card knocks the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite card off the list.

Top No Fee Travel Rewards Card:

This is the only category where we crown a new champion. Last year's second place card, the American Express Green Card takes over top spot thanks to American Express adding the option to convert this card's Membership Rewards points directly to their airline partners like Air Canada Aeroplan and British Airways Executive Club. This new addition makes it the most flexible and valuable No Fee Travel Card in the Canadian market. You can redeem points for any travel or cash back, redeem via Amex's Fixed Points for Travel or convert them airline and hotel programs. What more could you ask for?

Top Hybrid Rewards Card:

No changes this year

Top Airline Card:

No changes this year

Top Ultra Premium Card:

Only one change in this category and that's for fifth spot. The often forgotten Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card takes over from the BMO eclipse Visa Infinite Privilege card. We couldn't in our right mind keep the BMO card in that spot after the bank devalued the travel redemption rate on all their BMO Rewards cards in 2021. You pay $499 per year for the BMO eclipse VIP card and you won't even earn a 1% return on your base spending (you earn 0.67%) so the card has fallen down in our rankings. The Scotia Platinum card rewards you with a 1 to 4% return towards any travel on all your spending and has great travel benefits so it makes its debut in the second year of us ranking Ultra Premium cards.

Here are the rankings:


 

Top 5 Cards Overall

These are the crème de la crème of travel rewards cards in Canada. The best cards overall from the five separate categories listed further below.

1

American Express Cobalt Card
American Express Cobalt Card

Earn up to 30,000 welcome bonus points!

Taking the top spot for the fifth year in a row, the American Express Cobalt card was actually made better in 2021 as American Express introduced direct transfers to airlines and bumped up its cash back redemption rate. Those changes simply increased this card's unmatched value and flexibility. The card provides up to a 5% return towards any travel bookings thanks to earning 5x points on eats and drinks which actually levels up to a 10% return if you utilize Amex's Fixed Points for Travel program. Not to mention you can convert the points to airline programs like Air Canada Aeroplan and British Airways Executive Club, to hotel programs like Marriott Bonvoy which can then in turn be transferred to over 40 airline loyalty programs. Like we said - it is unmatched in providing value and flexibility to such a wide range of Canadian travellers!

Click here to learn more and to apply for this card

2

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

Earn up to 50,000 Aeroplan points Plus, first year no Annual Fee. †
Must apply by September 5, 2022.

The new Air Canada Aeroplan program launched in November 2020 and with it came an entirely revamped suite of Aeroplan co-brand credit cards. Many of the cards provide a ton of value but when we look at which card makes the most sense for the most Canadians it is the mainstay card of the program - the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card. With the ability to redeem points to almost any destination worldwide in Economy to Business to First Class the Aeroplan program is tough to compete with if you know how to make those most it. Add in new card features like first checked bag free, discounted reward flight pricing, a NEXUS credit and more this card quickly moved into our top 5 cards overall!

Click here to learn more and to apply for this card

This offer is not available for residents of Quebec. For Quebec residents, please click here.
† Terms and Conditions apply.

3

American Express Gold Rewards Card

American Express Gold Rewards Card

•  New American Express® Gold Rewards Cardmembers can earn a Welcome Bonus of 50,000 points when you charge $3,000 in purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership. You can also earn a total of 10 points for every $1 on eligible eats & drinks purchases for the first 3 months of Cardmembership (up to 20,000 points). Offer ends September 20, 2022.

After running in the shadows of the Cobalt Card, this long time front running card was transformed in 2021 into a travel benefits powerhouse. Priority Pass membership and four Plaza Premium Lounge access passes each year, a $50 NEXUS Credit and an annual $100 travel credit make this card a travellers dream. It still provides the utmost in travel rewards flexibility with its points and a nice sign up bonus of up to 60,000 points.

Click here to learn more and to apply for this card

4

Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express®* Card

• New Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Cardmembers: Earn 65,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $1,500 in net purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership. Plus Earn a total of 5 points for every $1 on eligible eats & drinks purchases in Canada for the first 3 months of Cardmembership (up to 10,000 points) Offers end September 20, 2022

Another long time running top card the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card is virtually unknown to many Canadians and that's unfortunate as it provides a ton of value and benefits. This is the card the Rewards Canada family pulls out of our wallets for purchases where we don't earn bonuses with other cards. The two Bonvoy points per dollar are worth at least 2 cents but in many cases can be worth much more than that. Add in the free night stay on the card anniversary and the ability to convert to 40+ airline frequent flyer programs at favourable rates makes this card a travellers dream.

Click here to learn more and to apply for this card

5


HSBC World Elite Mastercard

Earn up to 80,000 Points. PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year

Still a relative unknown to the Canadian population the HSBC World Elite Mastercard continues to prove to be an amazing contender in our market. With earn rates that give you 1.5% to 3% back on your spending when you redeem for any travel (yes any travel with any travel provider) On top of that you can convert points to three airline programs (British Airways being the most popular), a $100 annual travel enhancement credit, business class lounge access and the biggie - no foreign transaction fees. Whether you do travel lots or shop online in other currencies you'll save on average 2.5% over most cards in Canada.

Click here to learn more and to apply for this card






 

Top Travel Points Cards

A Travel Points Credit Card earns points that can be used to book travel via that credit card's reward program travel agency and/or give you the ability to book travel how you want, with whomever you want and then you can use the points towards the charge on your account. These are the best five cards in this category. To learn more about a card or to apply for it click on the card name or scroll further below where we provide card details.

1


Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

Key features:
5 Scene+ Rewards points for every $1 you spend at eligible grocery stores, dining and entertainment
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Redeem for any travel you charge on the card

2


MBNA Rewards World Elite® Mastercard®

Key features:
5 points for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership, and household utilities
Birthday Bonus Points equal to 10% of the total number of Points the Account earned in the 12 months prior

3


Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card

Key features:
Complimentary Airport Lounge Access, plus 6 free lounge visits per year
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Redeem for any travel you charge on the card

4


CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card

Key features:
1.5 Points for every $1 spent at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores
Priority Pass Membership and 4 complimentary visits per year
NEXUS Application Fee rebate

5


BMO AscendTM World Elite®* Mastercard®*

Key features:
5x the points for every $1 spent on eligible travel purchases
3x the points for every $1 spent on eligible dining and entertainment purchases and recurring bill payments
Mastercard Travel Pass provided by DragonPass, with four annual complimentary passes.


 

Top No Fee Travel Rewards Credit Cards

The No Fee Travel Rewards Credit Card category has cards that can actually fit into any of our categories across the rankings. From airline to hybrid to travel points they are covered here but with these cards you will never pay an annual fee at any time. We do not include cards that offer promotional fee waivers in the first year.

1


American Express® Green Card

Key features:
Earn 1 point per $1 spent
Redeem for any purchases on the card with a 1% return or use Fixed Points for Travel to get up to a 2% return
Convert points to Air Canada Aeroplan, British Airways Executive Club, Marriott Bonvoy + other programs

2


mbna Rewards Platinum Plus Mastercard

Key features:
2 points for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership, and household utilities
Birthday Bonus Points equal to 10% of the total number of Points the Account earned in the 12 months prior

3


mbna Best Western Mastercard

This card is no longer available to new applicants. MBNA will continue to support the card for existing clients.
Key features:
5 Best Western Rewards points for every $1 in eligible purchases at Best Western properties
Gold Status upon first use of card & Diamond Status when you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases within 1 year

4


CIBC Aventura® Visa* Card

Key features:
1 Point for every $1 spent at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores
Get up to 12,000 Aventura points when you make your first purchase (up to $120 in travel value)

5


Scotiabank American Express Card

Key features:
Earn up to 3 Scene+ points on all eligible everyday purchases
Redeem for any travel you charge on the card


 

Top Hybrid Credit Cards

A Hybrid card is a combination of an airline and/or hotel card and a travel points card. You can convert your points to airline and/or hotel frequent travel programs or use the points to book travel via the credit card's travel agency and/or give you the ability to book travel how you want, with whomever you want and then you can use the points towards the charge on your account. (This is Rewards Canada's favourite category of cards)

1


American Express Cobalt™ Card

Key features:
5x the points on eligible eats and drinks in Canada, including groceries and food delivery
Redeem for any purchase on the card for up to a 5% return or use Fixed Points for Travel for up to a 10% return
Convert points to Air Canada Aeroplan, British Airways Executive Club, Marriott Bonvoy + other programs

2


American Express® Gold Rewards Card

Key features:
2 points for every $1 in Card purchases at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drugstores in Canada
Annual $100 CAD Travel Credit + four complimentary visits to Plaza Premium Lounges across Canada
Convert points to Air Canada Aeroplan, British Airways Executive Club, Marriott Bonvoy + other programs

 

3


HSBC World Elite Mastercard

Key features:
2 points for every $1 in Card purchases at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drugstores in Canada
No Foreign Transaction Fees and a $100 annual travel enhancement credit
Convert points to British Airways Executive Club, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles & Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

4


RBC Avion Visa Infinite

Key features:
Redeem points via the RBC Avion airline chart for up to a 2.33% return
Convert points to British Airways Executive Club, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, WestJet Rewards & other programs

5


The Platinum Card from American Express

Key features:
3 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible dining and food delivery in Canada
$200 annual travel credit + the best business class lounge access program of all cards
Convert points to Air Canada Aeroplan, British Airways Executive Club, Marriott Bonvoy + other programs






 

Top Airline Credit Cards

An airline credit card earns miles or points directly into an airline frequent flyer program

1


TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

Key features:
1.5 points for every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery and direct through Air Canada purchases
First checked bag free for cardholder + up to 8 people on the same Air Canada reservation
Preferred pricing on Aeroplan reward flights

2


WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard

Key features:
1.5% back in WestJet dollars on every purchase you make with your card
First bag free for the primary cardholder & up to 8 people traveling on the same reservation
Annual Companion flight voucher

3

Amex Aeroplan
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card

Key features:
2X the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada vacations
First checked bag free for cardholder + up to 8 people on the same Air Canada reservation
Preferred pricing on Aeroplan reward flights

4


mbna Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard

This card is no longer available to new applicants. MBNA will continue to support the card for existing clients.

Key features:
Earn and redeem Alaska Mileage Plan miles on global airline partners of Alaska Airlines to 900+ destinations
Annual buy one round trip and get a companion fare of $121 (USD) on Alaska Airlines.
One complimentary checked bag per passenger on the same reservation, up to a maximum of six passengers

5


RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card

Key features:
Collect double Avios when you shop with British Airways and BA Holidays
Earn a Companion Award eVoucher when you spend $30,000 CAD annually
10% off British Airways flights when you book and pay with your card


 

Top Ultra Premium Credit Cards

An ultra premium credit card is one that carries a hefty annual fee ($300+) that can actually fit into any of our categories across the rankings. From airline to hybrid to travel points they are covered here and you get better rewards and a lot more benefits with these cards. These cards also have higher income requirements.

1


The Platinum Card from American Express

Key features:
$200 annual travel credit + the best business class lounge access program of all cards
Automatic hotel and car rental elite status plus access to the Fine Hotels & Resorts program
Convert points to Air Canada Aeroplan, British Airways Executive Club, Marriott Bonvoy + other programs

2


American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card

Key features:
3X the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada vacations
Air Canada Priority Check-In, Air Canada Priority Boarding and Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date

3


TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Privilege Card

Key features:
2X the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada vacations
Air Canada Priority Check-In, Air Canada Priority Boarding and Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date

4


RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card

Key features:
Earn 1.25 RBC Rewards points for every dollar you spend
Redeem for business class flights at a rate of 100 points = $2
Convert points to British Airways Executive Club, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, WestJet Rewards & other programs

5


Scotiabank®* Platinum American Express® Card

Key features:
2 Scene+ Rewards points for every $1 you spend on this card with no annual limits
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Complimentary membership to Priority Pass & Plaza Premium Airport Lounges Worldwide + 10 annual lounge access passes
Redeem for any travel you charge on the card


Expanded details for the top 5 cards in each category

Click on the category name to see the details on the five cards in each category

 


Card Previous Rankings



Scotia Gold American Express Card


Annual Fee: $120 (First year free) Additional Cards: $29

Earn up to 45,000 bonus Scene+™ points in your first year (that’s up to $450 towards travel) and first year annual fee waived.1 Offer ends Apr 30, 2023

  • Bonus offer broken down as follows:
    - Earn 25,000 bonus Scene+ Rewards points by making at least $1,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months.
    - Earn 20,000 bonus Scene+ Rewards points when you spend $7,500 within your first 12 months
  • You will not pay 2.5% foreign transaction fees on any foreign currency purchases, including online shopping and when travelling abroad. Only the exchange rate applies
  • You’ll earn 6X Scene+ points for each $1 CAD charged to your account on all eligible purchases1 at Sobeys, IGA, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo, Voilà by Sobeys, Voilà by IGA, Voilà by Safeway, Chalo! FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, IGA West, Les Marchés Tradition, Rachelle Béry and Co-Op.
  • Earn 5X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions
  • Earn 3X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible gas and daily transit. Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more
  • Earn 1X Scene+ point for every $1 spent on every other purchase
  • Complimentary Concierge Services 24/7
  • Amex exclusive benefits (Front Of The Line)
  • Use your points to purchase travel online or over the phone through our full-service travel agency. Or book your own travel using your card and go online to redeem points for the purchase.
  • Receive up to 25% off qualifying car rentals
  • Travel emergency medical coverage is automatically provided for eligible persons for up to 25 consecutive days
  • Redeem points for merchandise and other rewards

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2021: 1
2020: 1
2019: 2
2018: 1
2017: 2
2016: 3
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 2
2012: N/A
2011: N/A
2010: N/A


MBNA Rewards World Elite® Mastercard®


• 20,000 bonus points†† (approximately $165 in cash back value) after you make $2,000 or more in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
• 10,000 bonus points†† (approximately $80 in cash back value) once enrolled for paperless e-statements within the first 90 days of account opening.
• Earn 5 points for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership, and household utility purchases until $50,000 is spent annually in the applicable category. 1 point for every $1 on all other eligible purchases.
• Each year, you will receive Birthday Bonus Points equal to 10% of the total number of Points the Account earned in the 12 months before the month of your birthday, to a maximum Birthday Bonus each year of 15,000 Points.
• Redeem points for cash back, brand-name merchandise, gift cards from participating retailers, charitable donations, and travel.
• Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers, and 24.99% on cash advances.
• Mobile Device Insurance***
With Mobile Device Insurance, you’ve got up to $1,000 in coverage for eligible mobile devices in the event of loss, theft, accidental damage or mechanical breakdown.
• $120 annual fee. $50 Additional Card Annual Fee for one authorized user (if you have one).
• To qualify, your personal annual income must be greater than $80,000, or your household annual income must be $150,000 or greater.††††
• This offer is not available for residents of Quebec.  For residents of Quebec, please click here.


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‡ ††, ‡, ✪, ***, ††††, Terms and Conditions apply.

This offer is not available for residents of Quebec. For residents of Quebec, please click here.

Sponsored advertising. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and TD is not responsible for the contents of this site including any editorials or reviews that may appear on this site. For complete information on this MBNA credit card, please click on the “Apply Now” button.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. ®MBNA and other-trademarks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank..

2021: Out of rankings
2019: Out of rankings
2018: 2nd
2017: Out of the top 5



Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card

Annual Fee: $150 Additional Cards: $0 for first card $50 for each additional
Minimum Income $60,000


Earn up to 40,000 bonus Scene+ Rewards points in your first year (that’s up to $400 towards travel )1 Offer ends Apr 30, 2023

  • Bonus offer broken down as follows:
    - Earn 30,000 bonus Scene+ Rewards points by making at least $1,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months.
    - Plus, as a Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite cardholder, you are eligible to earn an annual 10,000 Scene+ Rewards point bonus when you spend at least
    $40,000 in everyday net eligible purchases annually.
  • You’ll earn 3X Scene+ points for each dollar charged to your account on all eligible purchases1 at Sobeys, IGA, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo, Voilà by Sobeys, Voilà by IGA, Voilà by Safeway, Chalo! FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, IGA West, Les Marchés TradItIon, Rachelle Béry and Co-Op.
  • Earn 2x Scene+ Rewards® points on every $1 you spend on eligible grocery stores, dining, entertainment purchases and daily transit purchases (including buses, subways, taxis and more)
  • Enjoy no FX Mark-up
  • Enjoy Complimentary Airport Lounge Access, plus 6 free lounge visits per year

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2021: 2
2020: 2
2019: 1

CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card

Annual Fee $139 Additional Cards (Up to 3): $50
Annual interest rate 20.99%† on purchases and 22.99%† on cash advances and 22.99% † on balance transfers
$60,000 personal or $100,000 household annual income †

Welcome Offer: Join and get over $1,250 in value including a first year annual fee rebate!†

Here's how You can get over $1,250 in value:
• Get a total of up to 40,000 Aventura Points (up to $850 in travel value†)
• 20,000 Aventura Points when you make your first purchase†
• 20,000 Aventura Points when you spend $1,000 or more in the first 4 monthly statement periods†
• Get a one-time annual fee rebate ($139) for you (the primary cardholder) and up to three authorized users ($50 each): over $189 value.†
• Elevate your airport experience with 4 complimentary visits at 1,200+ lounges globally through Visa Airport Companion Program: over $190 in value.†
• Plus, get a NEXUS◊ Application Fee rebate†: A $50 value†

• 2 Points for every $1 spent on travel purchased through the CIBC Rewards Centre†
• 1.5 Points for every $1 spent at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores†
• 1 Point for every $1 spent on all other purchases†

Save on gas with CIBC and Journie Rewards
Link and use your CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card with Journie Rewards to automatically save up to 10 cents per litre† at participating Pioneer, Fas Gas, Ultramar and Chevron gas stations.†

Plus, enjoy extra valuable travel benefits
• Travel when it’s right for you – your Aventura Points don’t expire
• Redeem your Aventura Points for more than travel with our Shop With Points/Pay with Points features
• Travel local - Aventura Points can be redeemed for more than just flights – use your points for hotels and car rentals for a weekend getaway
• This offer is not available for residents of Quebec.

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This is a digital-exclusive offer.† To be eligible for this offer, you must apply for a new eligible card using the “Learn More” link available on this webpage.†

†Conditions Apply

2021: 3
2020: 3
2019: 4
2018: 5
2017: 5
2016: 5
2015: 5
2014: 5
2013: N/A
2012: N/A
2011: N/A
2010: 2 in Hybrid



BMO AscendTM World Elite®* Mastercard®*


Annual Fee: $150 Primary Card (Waived in first year) $50 Secondary Card
Interest Rate: Purchases 20.99% Cash Advances 23.99% (21.99% for Quebec residents)

Welcome offer: Get up to 60,000 points and the annual fee waived in the first year for both the primary cardholder and authorized users.*
Bonus offer awarded as follows: 30,000 points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months, and 2,500 points for each subsequent month in which you make at least $2,000 in purchases on your card, for 12 months.

  • 5x the points for every $1 spent on eligible travel purchases,*
  • 3x the points for every $1 spent on eligible dining and entertainment purchases and recurring bill payments,*
  • 1 point for every $1 spent everywhere else.*
  • Now get the highest rewards points for travel of any premium flexible travel card in Canada!†
  • Complimentary membership in Mastercard Travel Pass provided by DragonPass,* with four annual complimentary passes.
  • Access over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world - all at no added cost, and no added fees or roaming charges*
  • Get valuable benefits and offers for digital everyday services from a variety of on-demand apps and subscription services
  • Points you can use to cover all flight charges & taxes*
  • Fly on any airline, with no blackout dates*
  • Best-in-class travel and medical insurance (unlimited trips per year)*
  • BMO Concierge Service*
  • Unlock Mastercard Travel Rewards cashback offers when you travel and shop outside of Canada


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    BMO is not responsible for maintaining the content on this site. Please click on the Apply now link for the most up to date information
    †Statement based on a comparison of the redeemable value of the non-promotional travel rewards points earned on premium flexible Canadian credit cards as of May 3, 2022. “Flexible” is defined as points earned when you purchase travel anywhere and “premium” refers to cards with an annual fee of ≤ $150 or has an income requirement of ≤ $150,000 annual individual income.
2021: 4
2020: 4
2019: 3
2018: 3
2017: 3
2016: 2
2015: 1
2014: 2
2013: 5
2012: 4
2011: 3
2010: 3
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American Express® Green Card

Card Type: Credit Card   
Annual Fee: $0
Additional Card Fee: $0
Annual interest rate 20.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances; Missed payment applicable rates, 23.99% and/or 26.99%

• Get the Card that lets you live in the moment while getting ready for the future. The American Express® Green Card lets you go for it with every swipe or tap of your Card
•As a new American Express® Green Cardmember, you can earn a Welcome Bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards® points when you charge $1,000 in purchases to your Card in the first 3 months of Cardmembership.  That’s $100 towards groceries or concert tickets.
• Earn 1x the points on Card purchases
• Charge an eligible purchase to your Card and redeem your Membership Rewards points for a statement credit (All eligible purchases: 1,000 points = $10 statement credit)
• With American Express Experiences and Front Of The Line®, American Express Cardmembers get access to amazing events in Canada
• Transfer points 1:1 to several frequent flyer and other loyalty programs
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply

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2021: 2
   



MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus® Mastercard®


• Earn 4 points†† for every $1 spent on eligible restaurant, grocery, digital media, membership and household utility purchases during the first 90 days, and 2 points‡ for every $1 spent on eligible purchases in those categories thereafter – in both cases, these earn rates apply until $10,000 is spent annually in the applicable category. 1 point for every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases.
• 5,000 bonus points†† ($25 in cash back value) after you make $500 or more in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening.
• 5,000 bonus points†† ($25 in cash back value) once enrolled for paperless e-statements within the first 90 days of account opening.
• Each year, you will receive Birthday Bonus Points‡ equal to 10% of the total number of Points earned in the 12 months before the month of your birthday, to a maximum Birthday Bonus each year of 10,000 Points.
• Redeem points for cash back, brand-name merchandise, gift cards from participating retailers, charitable donations, and travel.
• Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers and 24.99% on cash advances.
• Mobile Device Insurance***
With Mobile Device Insurance, you’ve got up to $1,000 in coverage for eligible mobile devices in the event of loss, theft, accidental damage or mechanical breakdown.
• No annual fee.
• This offer is not available for residents of Quebec.  For residents of Quebec, please click here.


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‡, ††, ✪, ***, Terms and Conditions apply.

This offer is not available for residents of Quebec. For residents of Quebec, please click here.

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The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank. ®MBNA and other-trademarks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

2021: 1
2020: 1
2019: 1
2018: 4
2017: Out of the top 5



mbna Best Western Mastercard®

This card is no longer available to new applicants. MBNA will continue to support the card for existing clients.

2021: 3
2020: 2
2019: 2
2018: 5

The following rankings were in the hotel category

2017: 3
2016: 3
2015: 4
2014: 5
2013: 5
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 3



CIBC Aventura® Visa* Card


Annual Fee $0 Additional Cards (Up to 3): $0
Annual interest rate 20.99%† on purchases and 22.99%† on cash advances and 22.99% † on balance transfers
$15,000 household annual income †

Welcome Offer: Join and get up to $120 in value† for no annual fee.†

Get up to 12,000 Aventura points when you make your first purchase (up to $120 in travel value†)
Here’s how it adds up:
• Get up to 12,000 Aventura Points (up to $120 in travel value†):
• 2,500 Aventura Points when you complete all five activities within 60 days of your CIBC Aventura® Visa* account approval.†
• 9,500 Aventura Points after you make your first purchase.

• 1 Point for every $1 spent on travel purchased through the CIBC Rewards Centre†
• 1 Point for every $1 spent at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores†
• 1 Point for every $2 spent on all other purchases†

Save on gas with CIBC and Journie Rewards
Link and use your CIBC Aventura Visa Card with Journie Rewards to automatically save up to 10 cents per litre† at participating Pioneer, Fas Gas, Ultramar and Chevron gas stations.†

• Travel when it’s right for you – your Aventura Points don’t expire†
• Redeem your Aventura Points for more than travel with our Shop With Points/Pay with Points features†
• Travel local - Aventura Points can be redeemed for more than just flights – use your Points for hotels and car rentals for a weekend getaway
• This offer is not available for residents of Quebec.

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This is a digital-exclusive offer.† To be eligible for this offer, you must apply for a new eligible card using the “Learn More” link available on this webpage.†

†Conditions Apply

2021: 4
2020: 3
2019: 3
2018: Not in the top 5



Scotiabank American Express Card


Annual Fee $0

Earn up to 12,000 bonus Scene+™ points in your first year (that’s up to $120 towards travel) Offer ends Apr 30, 2023

  1. Earn 7,000 bonus Scene+ points by making at least $750 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months.
  2. Plus, for a limited time, you are eligible to earn a 5,000 Scene+ point bonus when you spend at least $5,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first year.

• Earn 3X Scene+ points for each dollar charged to your account on all eligible purchases1 at Sobeys, IGA, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo, Voilà by Sobeys, Voilà by IGA, Voilà by Safeway, Chalo! FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, IGA West, Les Marchés Tradition, Rachelle Béry and Co-Op.
• Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions
• Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible entertainment, including movies, theatres and ticket agencies
• Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible gas and daily transit. Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more
• Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible select streaming services
• Earn 1X Scene+ point for every $1 spent on every other purchase

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2021: 5
2020: 5
2020: 4
2019: Not in the top 5
Card Previous Rankings


American Express Cobalt® Card
2022 Overall Top Travel Rewards Card
2022 Top Hybrid Travel Rewards Card

This is the best overall credit card in Canada!

Monthly Fee $12.99/month of Cardmembership ($155.88 annually) Additional Cards: $0
Annual interest rate 20.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances

• In your first year as a new Cobalt Cardmember, you can earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in net purchases on your Card. This could add up to 30,000 points in a year. That’s up to $300 towards a weekend getaway or concert tickets

• Earn 5x the points on eligible eats and drinks in Canada, including groceries and food delivery
• Earn 3x the points on eligible streaming subscriptions in Canada
• Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible transit & gas purchases in Canada and eligible travel purchases. That's 2X the points on purchases that get you from point A to B 
• Earn 1 point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else. We won't tell you where to spend, we'll just reward you on your Card purchases

• Transfer points 1:1 to several frequent flyer and other loyalty programs
• Cobalt Cardmembers receive regular Perks such as bonus reward offers and access to great events
• Access Front Of The Line® Presale & Reserved Tickets to some of your favourite concerts and theatre performances and special offers and events curated for Cardmembers with American Express® Experiences
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details, current product information and Terms and Conditions, click the Apply now link. Conditions Apply

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2021: 1
2020: 1
2019: 1
2018: 1



American Express® Gold Rewards Card


Card Type: Credit Card
Annual Fee: $250 Additional Card Fee: $0 for first additional a card, $50 for all others
Annual interest rate 20.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances; Missed payment applicable rates, 23.99% and/or 26.99%

 Unlock Travel Possibilities
Earn up to 50,000 Membership Rewards® points - that’s up to $500 towards your next flight or dinner out with friends

  • New American Express® Gold Rewards Cardmembers can earn a Welcome Bonus of 40,000 points when you charge $3,000 in purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Plus, earn an additional 10,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership

•  Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases for eligible travel purchases, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more
•  Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drugstores in Canada, and 1 point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else
•  The Card is now available in your choice of Gold or Rose Gold metal options
•  Receive a $50 CAD statement credit when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to your American Express Gold Rewards Card
•  You have access to an annual $100 CAD Travel Credit, compliments of your American Express Gold Rewards Card. Use the credit once annually towards any single travel booking of $100 or more charged to your Gold Rewards Card through American Express Travel Online
•  As a Gold Rewards Cardmember, you can receive complimentary membership in Priority PassTM  – one of the world’s largest independent airport lounge programs. Escape the chaos of airports and relax in an oasis of calm and simply enjoy the fact that the travel experience has begun before your plane has even left the ground. Enrollment is required and entry fees apply
•  Enjoy four (4) complimentary visits per Calendar year to Plaza Premium Lounges across Canada. Entry fees apply once complimentary visits have been used
•  Charge any eligible purchase to your credit Card then log in to redeem your earned points for a statement credit
•  Transfer points 1:1 to several frequent flyer and other loyalty programs
•  1 Free Additional Gold Rewards Card (a $50 value) to help you earn points faster
•  Subject to approval. The preferred rate for purchases is 20.99% and funds advances is 21.99%. If you have Missed Payments, the applicable rates for your account will be 23.99% and/or 26.99%. See the information box included with the application for the definition of Missed Payment and which rates apply to charges on your account and other details
•  *American Express is not responsible for maintaining of monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply.

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2021: 2
2020: 2
2019: 2
2018: 2
2017: 1
2016: 1
2015: 1
2014: 1
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: N/A



HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®

Earn up to 80,000 Points* PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year*

Primary Cardholder Annual Fee: $149 (1st year annual fee rebate*)
Authorized User Annual Fee: $50 Per Card
Annual interest rate: 19.9% on purchases and 22.9% on cash advances and balance transfers.
$80,000 personal or $150,000 household annual income

Special offer: Earn up to 80,000 points* ($400 travel value) PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder for the first year* ($149 value) and receive a $100 annual travel enhancement credit*. Must apply by February 28, 2023. Conditions apply.

• Welcome bonus of 20,000 points* ($100 travel value)
• Earn 40,000 points* when you spend $6,000 within 6 months of account opening ($200 travel value)
• Earn 20,000 points* as an anniversary bonus ($100 travel value)
• First year annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder* ($149)
• Receive a $100 annual travel enhancement credit*

• Earn 3% in travel rewards on all eligible travel purchases (6 Points per $1) and earn 1.5% in travel rewards on all other eligible purchases (3 Points per $1)
• No foreign transaction fees. Only the exchange rate will apply
• Enjoy maximum flexibility and redeem your Points on your terms for:

• Travel
• Gift cards and valuable merchandise
• Financial rewards
• Rewards for miles

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*Terms and Conditions apply
®/TM Mastercard and World Elite are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used pursuant to licence

This offer is only available to residents of Canada other than the province of Quebec (Quebec residents eligible for separate offer)

2021: 3
2020: 5
2019: 4


RBC Avion Visa Infinite

Annual Fee: $120
Additional Card Fee: $50


Get up to 55,000 bonus points (a value of up to $1,100), that’s enough to fly anywhere in North America or the Caribbean! (Taxes and Fees extra) - You’ll get 35,000 Welcome Points on approval and 20,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 in your first 6 months. Apply by January 31, 2023

  • Earn 1 RBC Rewards® point for every dollar you spend* and an extra 25% on eligible travel purchases.
  • When you are ready to travel again, Avioners can book flights with points on any airline, on any flight, at any time, early or last minute, with no blackout periods or restrictions.
  • Avioners earn points that never expire so your points will be waiting for your next adventure.
  • Redeem your points for travel and more. Use points for anything from paying bills and paying your card balance to redeeming for Gift Cards and Merchandise at top brands like Apple. The RBC Rewards program gives you the freedom of choice to use your points your way, and helps you make the most as an Avioner.
  • Eligible RBC Rewards members can also convert points to other loyalty programs including WestJet dollars, British Airways Avios points and Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.
  • Link your RBC card with a Petro-Points membership to instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel at Petro-Canada stations and earn 20% more Petro-Points and 20% more RBC rewards points
  • Link your RBC card with a Rexall Be Well account and get 50 Be Well points for every $1 spent on eligible products at Rexall. Redeem Be Well points faster for savings in store on eligible purchases where 25,000 Be Well points = $10
  • Get access to RBC offers which provides access to earn points faster at specified brands
  • Extensive insurance including: mobile device insurance, travel insurance (trip cancellation, interruption and emergency medical) and other eligible purchases to protect you and your family
  • Avioners get access to luxury Visa Infinite benefits including first in line for exclusive events, and hotel and dining benefits.
  • Avioners no longer need 14-days to book travel using the RBC grid
  • Up to a 2.3% return on your spending depending on which reward ticket you book
  • Unwritten ability to redeem for Business Class tickets although at a lower rate of return when compared to the Avion Reward chart
  • Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash17 - Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to:
    • Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription18 – a value of almost $120
    • Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on orders of $12 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card
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2021: 4
2020: 3
2019: 3
2018: 3
2017: 2
2016: 2
2015: 2
2014: 2
2013: 2
2012: 2
2011: 2
2010: 1

The Platinum Card®

Card Type: Charge
Annual Fee: $699 Additional Card Fee: $175 for Platinum, $50 for Gold

Unlock special experiences with the Platinum Card®
Earn up to 80,000 Membership Rewards® points - that’s up to $800 towards a weekend away

  • New Platinum® Cardmembers, earn 60,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $6,000 in net purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Plus, earn 20,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership

• Earn 3 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible dining and food delivery in Canada, 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel, and 1 point for every $1 in all other Card purchases
• You will have access to a $200 CAD Annual Travel Credit to use towards any single travel booking of $200 or more charged to your Platinum Card and made on www.americanexpress.ca/travel or through Platinum Card Travel Service 
• Take full advantage of The American Express Global Lounge CollectionTM  which unlocks access to over 1200 airport lounges worldwide. This includes The Centurion® Lounge network, Plaza Premium Lounges, and hundreds of other domestic and international lounges designed to enhance your travel experience
• Enjoy flexible ways to use your points such as statement credits for any eligible purchase charged to your Card, new travel purchases booked on American Express Travel Online through the Flexible Points Travel Program, and eligible flights through the Fixed Points Travel Program
• Transfer points 1:1 to several frequent flyer and other loyalty programs
• Enjoy complimentary benefits that offer an average value of $550 USD at over 1,000 extraordinary properties worldwide when you book Fine Hotels + Resorts
• Platinum Cardmembers can enjoy access to special events and unique opportunities
• Enjoy premium benefits at the Toronto Pearson Airport such as discount on parking
• You will also have access to many leading hotel and car rental companies’ loyalty programs. Our partners include Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Hertz and Avis
• Interest applies in accordance with your Cardmember Agreement, Information Box, and Disclosure statement if the total New Balance is not paid by the Payment Due Date each month. All payments must be received by the Payment Due Date shown on the monthly statement
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply


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2021: 5
2020: 5
2019: 5
2018: 4
2017: 3
2016: 3
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 3
2012: 3
Card Previous Rankings



TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

Online exclusive
Earn up to 50,000 Aeroplan points†. Plus, first year no Annual Fee†. Conditions Apply. Must apply online by January 3, 2023.

Annual Fee $139
Additional Cards: $75 †
Annual interest rate 20.99% on purchases and 22.99% on funds advances
$60,000 personal or $100,000 household annual income

Limited Time Offer
Earn up to $1,400 in value† including up to 50,000 Aeroplan points, no annual fee for the first year and additional travel benefits. Must apply by January 3, 2023.

  • Earn a welcome bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan points when you make your first purchase with your new card†
  • Earn 20,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $1,500 within 90 days of Account opening†
  • Plus, earn an additional 20,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $7,500 within 12 months of Account opening†
  • Enroll for NEXUS and once every 48 months get an application fee rebate†, and share free first checked bags†
  • Plus, get an annual fee rebate for the first year†.
  • To receive the first-year annual fee rebate, you must activate your Card and make your first Purchase on the Account within the first 3 months after Account opening and you must add your Additional Cardholders by January 4, 2023.
Earning Aeroplan Points
  • Earn 1.5 points† for every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery and direct through Air Canada® purchases (including Air Canada Vacations®) made with your card
  • Earn 1 point† for every $1 spent on all other Purchases made with your Card
  • Earn points twice when you pay with your Card and provide your Aeroplan number at over 150 Aeroplan partner brands and at 170+ online retailers via the Aeroplan eStore (www.aeroplan.com/estore).
  • Your Aeroplan Points do not expire as long as you are a TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Cardholder in good standing
  • Earn big rewards on the little things: Earn 50% more Aeroplan Points and 50% more Stars at participating Starbucks® stores. Simply link your TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card to your Starbucks® Rewards account. Conditions apply. Learn more.
Card Benefits
  • Travel lightly through the airport and save on baggage fees† : Primary Cardholders, Additional Cardholders, and travel companions (up to eight) travelling on the same reservation will all enjoy their first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lbs) when your travel originates on an Air Canada flight.
  • Complimentary Visa Infinite Concierge† : On-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Visa Infinite Concierge can help with any Cardholder request — big or small, to help you get the most out of life whenever you travel, shop and use your Card.
  • Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection†: Receive seven exclusive benefits when you book your stay through the Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection featuring over 900 of the world’s most intriguing properties.

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This offer is not available for residents of Quebec. For Quebec residents, please click here.

† Terms and Conditions apply.

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2021: 1
2020: 1 (coalition)
2019: 1 (coalition)
2018: 1 (coalition)
2017: 1 (airline)
2016: 1 (airline)
2015: 1 (airline)
2014: 1 (airline)



WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard


Earn up to 500 welcome WestJet dollars

Receive 500 when you spend $5,000 in the first three months. Apply by Nov 10, 2022
Receive a Status Lift of $500 in tier qualifying spend for every $15,000 in everyday purchases on your WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard.

  • Annual $119/$399 Companion Flight when you sign up for and receive the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard.
  • Earn 1.5% back in WestJet dollars on every purchase you make with your card
  • Earn 2% back in WestJet dollars when you purchase WestJet flights or WestJet Vacations packages with your card
  • Companion flight vouchers are an annual benefit.
  • First bag free for the primary cardholder up to 8 people traveling on the same reservation to anywhere WestJet flies!
  • Companion voucher details:
    • Travel to Canada and the Continental US for $119 CAD
    • Travel to the rest of the WestJet network for $399 CAD
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2021: 2
2020: 1
2019: 1
2018: 1
2017: 2
2016: 2
2015: 2
2014: 2
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 2
2010: 2

American Express® Aeroplan®* Card

Card Type: Charge Card   
Annual Fee: $120
Additional Card Fee: $50 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Card to share some of the benefits and earn Aeroplan points faster $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* No Fee Card to earn points faster

New American Express® Aeroplan®* Cardmembers can earn up to 50,000 Aeroplan points:

  • Earn 35,000 Aeroplan points after spending $3,000 in net purchases on your Card within the first 6 months of Cardmembership
  • Plus, earn 2,500 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card for the first 6 months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 15,000 Aeroplan points
  • New Cardmembers: Earn up to $1,100 in value within your first year. Spend applies to bonus point offers valued at up to $1,000

  • Standard Earn Rate: Earn 2X the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada vacations®*.
  • Standard Earn Rate: Earn 1.5X the points on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada
  • Standard Earn Rate: Earn 1X the points on everything else
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada®* flights
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card
  • As an American Express Aeroplan Cardmember, you can often book flight rewards for even fewer points with preferred pricing
  • American Express® Experiences: From music and movies, to specially curated dining and online shopping opportunities, stay connected with all that we have to offer from the comfort of your own home
  • Enjoy an array of travel related insurance benefits such as Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance and up to $500,000 in Travel Accident Insurance
  • 24/7 Customer Service and Emergency Card Replacement
  • • As part of our commitment to sustainability, the American Express® Aeroplan®* Card has been made with 70% reclaimed plastic
  • No pre-set spending limit on purchases gives you flexibility. Using a charge card is a great way to manage your finances as the balance must be paid in full each month*
  • American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply. 

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2021: 3



Alaska Airlines World Elite® Mastercard®

This card is no longer available to new applicants. MBNA will continue to support the card for existing clients.

2021: 3
2020: 2
2019: 2
2018: 2
2017: 3
2016: 4
2015: 5
2014: Out of top 5
2013: Out of top 5
2012: Out of top 5
2011: Out of top 5
2010: 5


RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card

Annual Fee: $165
Additional Card Fee: $75

Get Up To 60,000 Aviosˆ with the RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite
Apply by February 28, 2023.

Receive up to 60,000 Aviosˆ, here’s how:
Step 1: Receive 15,000 Avios as welcome bonus upon approval
Step 2: 35,000 bonus Avios when you spend $6,000 CAD in the first 3 months
Step 3: Another 10,000 bonus Avios after your first yearˆ

  • Collect 1 Avios for every $1 CAD spent on qualifying net purchases*
  • Collect double Avios when you shop with British Airways and BA Holidays*
  • Earn a Companion Award eVoucher when you spend $30,000 CAD annually˜
  • 10% off British Airways flights when you book and pay with your card∞
  • Redeem for flights and more - you can spend your Avios on all of the travel things you love, including cabin upgrades with British Airways or reward flights with British Airways and any of the oneworld partner airlines to almost 1,000 destinations worldwide**
  • Comprehensive Insurances including 31–day out of country/province emergency medical insurance1, flight delay insurance2, hotel burglary3 and rental car4 insurance. Even eligible purchases you make with the card are protected3.
  • Luxury Visa Infinite benefits5 such as first in line service for exclusive events and hotel and dining exclusives via www.visainfinite.ca
  • Complimentary 24/7 Concierge Service5
  • Link your RBC card with a Petro-Points membership to instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel at Petro-Canada stations and earn 20% more Petro-Points and 20% more RBC rewards points
  • Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash
  • Link your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card with a Rexall Be Well account and get 50 Be Well points for every $1 spent on eligible products at Rexall. Redeem Be Well points faster for savings in store on eligible purchases where 25,000 Be Well points = $10

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2021: 5
2020: 3
2019: 3
2018: 3
2017: 5
2016: 5
2015: Out of top 5
2014: Out of top 5
2013: 5
2012: Out of top 5
2011: Out of top 5
2010: 4 (Platinum Version)
Card Previous Rankings

The Platinum Card®

Card Type: Charge
Annual Fee: $699 Additional Card Fee: $175 for Platinum, $50 for Gold

Unlock special experiences with the Platinum Card®
Earn up to 80,000 Membership Rewards® points - that’s up to $800 towards a weekend away

  • New Platinum® Cardmembers, earn 60,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $6,000 in net purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Plus, earn 20,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership

• Earn 3 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible dining and food delivery in Canada, 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel, and 1 point for every $1 in all other Card purchases
• You will have access to a $200 CAD Annual Travel Credit to use towards any single travel booking of $200 or more charged to your Platinum Card and made on www.americanexpress.ca/travel or through Platinum Card Travel Service 
• Take full advantage of The American Express Global Lounge CollectionTM  which unlocks access to over 1200 airport lounges worldwide. This includes The Centurion® Lounge network, Plaza Premium Lounges, and hundreds of other domestic and international lounges designed to enhance your travel experience
• Enjoy flexible ways to use your points such as statement credits for any eligible purchase charged to your Card, new travel purchases booked on American Express Travel Online through the Flexible Points Travel Program, and eligible flights through the Fixed Points Travel Program
• Transfer points 1:1 to several frequent flyer and other loyalty programs
• Enjoy complimentary benefits that offer an average value of $550 USD at over 1,000 extraordinary properties worldwide when you book Fine Hotels + Resorts
• Platinum Cardmembers can enjoy access to special events and unique opportunities
• Enjoy premium benefits at the Toronto Pearson Airport such as discount on parking
• You will also have access to many leading hotel and car rental companies’ loyalty programs. Our partners include Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Hertz and Avis
• Interest applies in accordance with your Cardmember Agreement, Information Box, and Disclosure statement if the total New Balance is not paid by the Payment Due Date each month. All payments must be received by the Payment Due Date shown on the monthly statement
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply


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2021: 1

The following rankings were in the hybrid category

2020: 4
2019: 5
2018: 4
2017: 3
2016: 3
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: N/A
2010: N/A


American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card

Card Type: Credit   
Annual Fee: $599
Additional Card Fee: $199 for Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Cards to share some of the benefits and earn Aeroplan points faster, $0 for Aeroplan®* Business Reserve No Fee Cards to earn points faster
Annual interest rate 16.99% on purchases and 21.99% on funds advances

Earn up to 85,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan®* points

  • Earn 25,000 Aeroplan points after spending $3,000 in net purchases on your Card within the first three months of Cardmembership.
  • Plus, earn 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $2,000 in purchases on your Card for the first twelve months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 60,000 Aeroplan points.
  • Earn up to $2,600 or more in value within your first year.

Earn Aeroplan points that you can redeem in a variety of ways.

  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations®*
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible hotels and car rentals
  • Earn 1.25 points for every $1 spent on everything else.

Make the most out of a full suite of business management tools that give you more control over your business - anytime and anywhere.

  • Leverage your cash flow with the option of carrying a balance or paying in full each month
  • Control employee expenses plus track and accumulate points on your account with Supplementary Cards, so you have an opportunity to maximize the points you earn.

Unlock business travel possibilities to make every work trip one to look forward to.

  • Access more than 1,200 Priority Pass™ airport lounges around the globe. That means an oasis of comfort before your flight—regardless of your choice of airline or cabin class
  • Enjoy access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™ for you and a guest, and Air Canada Café™; in North America, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight
  • Enjoy Priority Check-In, Priority Boarding, and Priority Baggage Handling when you fly with Air Canada, together with up to eight companions
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) when your travel originates on an Air Canada flight, together with up to eight companions travelling on the same reservation
  • Receive one Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date; your Pass entitles you to buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
  • Stay focused on getting where you need to go. Receive up to $100 CAD in statement credits every four years when NEXUS application or renewal fees are charged to your Aeroplan Business Reserve Card.
  • Pay with your American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card and present your Aeroplan Membership Card at over 170 Aeroplan partner brands and 120 online retailers via the Aeroplan eStore to earn points twice
  • If you’re departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport, enjoy the benefits of being an American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Cardmember. Get more from your travel experience with access to Pearson Priority Security Lane, Complimentary Valet Service, 15% discount on parking rates, and 15% discount on Car Care Services
  • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the following year to enjoy during your travels.
  • Enjoy priority access to the standby list and eUpgrades. Get prioritized on the standby waitlist for an Air Canada flight and higher priority when you request an eUpgrade
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card
  • Book flight reward tickets for even fewer points with Air Canada. In addition to flights, you can also redeem for hotel stays, car rentals, vacation packages, merchandise and more.

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TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card


Online exclusive
Earn up to 105,000 Aeroplan points†. Conditions Apply. Must apply online by January 3, 2023.

Annual Fee $599
Additional Cards: $199 †
Annual interest rate 20.99% on purchases and 22.99% on funds advances
$150,000 annual personal income or $200,000 annual household income

Limited Time Offer

Earn up to $2,800 in value† including up to 105,000 Aeroplan points and additional travel benefits. Must apply online by January 3, 2023.

  • Earn a welcome bonus of 20,000 Aeroplan points when you make your first purchase with your new card†
  • Earn an additional 30,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $3,000 within 90 days of Account opening†
  • Plus, earn an additional 55,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $12,000 within 12 months of Account opening†
  • Enroll for NEXUS and once every 48 months get an application fee rebate†, share free first checked bags†, and get access to Maple Leaf Lounges†

  • Earn Aeroplan Points on your everyday purchases
  • Take advantage of an extensive suite of travel insurance.
  • Get access to Priority Airport Services† like Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage Handling, and Priority Airport Standby & Priority Airport Upgrades†.
  • Earn 2 points† for every $1 spent on eligible purchases made direct through Air Canada® purchases (including Air Canada Vacations®)
  • Earn 1.5 points† for every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery, travel and dining purchases
  • Earn 1.25 points† for every $1 spent on all other purchases made with your Card
  • Earn points twice when you pay with your Card and provide your Aeroplan number at over 150 Aeroplan partner brands and at 170+ online retailers via the Aeroplan eStore (www.aeroplan.com/estore)

  • • Get an annual round-trip companion pass from $99 (plus taxes, fees, charges and surcharges)†.
  • Global Airport Lounge Access†: Receive a complimentary membership to the Visa Airport Companion† Program hosted by Dragonpass International Ltd. and take advantage of six lounge visits included for each Cardholder per membership year at over 1,200 airport lounges worldwide. Enroll through the Visa Airport Companion App or through visaairportcompanion.ca
  • Complimentary Visa Infinite Concierge† : On-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Visa Infinite Concierge can help with any Cardholder request — big or small, to help you get the most out of life whenever you travel, shop and use your Card.
  • Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection†: Receive seven exclusive benefits when you book your stay through the Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection featuring over 900 of the world’s most intriguing properties. Enjoy an additional 8th benefit at over 200 properties, exclusively for Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders.

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RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege


Annual Fee: $399
Additional Card Fee: $99


Get up to 55,000 bonus points (a value of up to $1,100), that’s enough to fly anywhere in North America or the Caribbean! (Taxes and Fees extra) - You’ll get 35,000 Welcome Points on approval and 20,000 bonus points when you spend $5,000 in your first 6 months. Apply by January 31, 2023.

  • Earn 1.25 RBC Rewards points for every dollar you spend
  • Book flights, hotel stays, cruises, vacation packages, car rentals with RBC Rewards site, powered by Orbitz
  • Transfer your RBC Rewards points towards other eligible loyalty programs (WestJet Rewards, British Airways Executive Club, American AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Look for the transfer bonuses to the airlines several times per year!)
  • Premium suite of insurances including trip cancellation, trip interruption, travel medical, car rental insurance
  • Priority PassTmembership and 6 lounge pass visits
  • Redeem your points toward your credit card balance using Payback with Points
  • Get a complimentary DashPass subscription from DoorDash for up to 12 months and enjoy unlimited deliveries from qualifying restaurants you love—with $0 delivery fees on orders of $12+ when you pay with an eligible RBC credit card!*
  • Instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel & earn 20% more Petro-Points§ and RBC Rewards points when you link your Petro-Points card to any RBC Card online.
  • Up to a 2.3% return on your spending depending on which reward ticket you book
  • Unwritten ability to redeem for Business Class tickets although at a lower rate of return when compared to the Avion Reward chart
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Scotiabank®* Platinum American Express® Card

Annual Fee $399 Additional Cards: $99

Earn up to $2,250* in value in your first 14 months, including up to 70,000* bonus Scene+ points. Offer ends Apr 30, 2023

  1. Earn 50,000 bonus Scene+ points by making at least $3,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months.
  2. Plus, for a limited time, you are eligible to earn a 20,000 Scene+ point bonus when you spend at least $10,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 14 months

• You will not pay 2.5% foreign transaction fees on any foreign currency purchases, including online shopping and when travelling abroad. Only the exchange rate applies
• Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions
• Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible gas and daily transit. Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more
• Earn 2X Scene+ point for every $1 spent on every other purchase
• Complimentary membership to Priority Pass Airport Lounges Worldwide
• Use your points to purchase travel online or over the phone through our full-service travel agency. Or book your own travel using your card and go online to redeem points for the purchase.

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