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Canada’s Credit Card Reviews

Searching for a great credit card? We’ve reviewed Canada’s most popular cards to help you understand the pros, cons and perks.
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    Compare Canada’s best credit cards

    The best credit cards in Canada deliver high-value and easy-to-use rewards, discounts, perks and premium benefits.

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    Choosing a credit card

    How to Choose a Secured Credit Card

    How to Choose a Secured Credit Card

    Choosing a secured card that reports to Canadian credit bureaus is crucial to getting the most value out of these credit-building products.

    How to Choose a Travel Credit Card

    How to Choose a Travel Credit Card

    Travel credit cards allow you to earn points and miles on every purchase. But they aren’t all equal. Learn how to choose and compare the best options.

    An Introduction to Student Credit Cards

    An Introduction to Student Credit Cards

    What are the best student credit cards in Canada? Learn how they work, how to compare, how to apply, how to use one correctly and more.

    An Introduction to No Annual Fee Credit Cards

    An Introduction to No Annual Fee Credit Cards

    There are plenty of great credit cards in Canada that don’t charge an annual fee. Find a no-fee credit card that works for you and learn how to apply.

    Credit card perks and benefits

    How to Maximize Your Use of Credit Card Points

    How to Maximize Your Use of Credit Card Points

    Make the most of your credit card points by calculating the highest-value redemption option and using them before they expire.

    What Are Credit Card Airline Miles?

    What Are Credit Card Airline Miles?

    Credit card airline miles are a type of credit card reward that can often be redeemed for discounted or free travel.

    American Express Front Of The Line and Experiences: What to Know

    American Express Front Of The Line and Experiences: What to Know

    American Express Front Of The Line gives you access to presale tickets and reserved event tickets. It’s just one of several Amex Experiences offered as a cardholder perk.

    Types of Credit Card Insurance You Should Know

    Types of Credit Card Insurance You Should Know

    Types of credit card insurance: travel medical, trip cancellation, trip interruption, rental car, mobile device, extended warranty and more.

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    32 Best Credit Cards in Canada of 2022

    32 Best Credit Cards in Canada of 2022

    The best credit cards in Canada deliver high-value and easy-to-use rewards, discounts, perks and premium benefits.

    Best Metal Credit Cards in Canada

    Best Metal Credit Cards in Canada

    There are a handful of metal credit cards in Canada, typically made of titanium or stainless steel. The best metal credit cards offer premium perks and rewards.

    16 Best Business Credit Cards In Canada of 2022

    16 Best Business Credit Cards In Canada of 2022

    Choose the right business credit card to track expenses, secure short-term funding, earn rewards, discounts and reduce your overall operational costs.

    Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit in Canada

    Best Credit Cards for Bad Credit in Canada

    Credit cards for bad credit in Canada include secured, prepaid and unsecured cards fit for poor and fair credit scores or no credit history.

    Rating Methodology

    NerdWallet Canada rates credit cards according to overall consumer value and their suitability for specific kinds of consumers. Factors in our evaluation include annual and other fees, rewards rates, the earning structure (for example, flat-rate rewards versus bonus categories), redemption options, bonus offers for new cardholders, introductory and ongoing APRs, and other noteworthy features such as airline or hotel perks or the ability to transfer points.

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