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Top Specialty Credit Cards

Below are the top specialty credit cards in Canada (sorted by annual fees):

 


Capital One Platinum MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Exclusive to Costco members
  • Earn 3% cash back on restaurant purchases
  • Earn 2% cash back on gas purchases
  • Earn 0.5% cash back on the first $3,000 on all other purchases (1% thereafter)
  • Cash back will be credited on your January statement as a rebate coupon for Costco purchases
  • Apply-Now


Scotiabank GM Visa Infinite Card

Scotiabank GM Visa Infinite Card

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 5% cash back in GM Earnings on the first $10,000 spent annually on all purchases
  • Earn 2% cash back in GM Earnings on purchases after the first $5,000
  • Save up to 20% at participating AVIS car rental locations worldwide
  • Cash back to be used for the purchase price or lease of a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac
  • Apply-Now


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Scotiabank Scene Visa Card

  • Earn 4,000 sign up bonus Scene points (if you sign up before January 31, 2017)
  • Earn 5 Scene points for every $1 spent at participating Cineplex Entertainment theatre or online
  • Earn 1 SCENE point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Apply-Now


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Canadian Tire Cash Advantage MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 3% cash back at Canadian Tire stores, Canadian Tire gas bars and Mark’s Work Wearhouse/L’Équipeur stores
  • Earn 0.25% cash back on the first $1,500 in purchases
  • Earn 0.5% on purchases above $1,500 and up to $3,000
  • Earn 1% on purchases above $3,000 and up to $24,000
  • Earn 1.5% on purchases above $24,000.
  • Apply-Now


BMO Air Miles Mastercard

BMO Air Miles MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 800 sign up bonus Miles (if you apply before January 12, 2017)
  • Earn 1.5x Air Miles mile at National Car Rental & Alamo Rent A Car locations worldwide
  • Earn 1.25x Air Miles mile Shell locations in Canada
  • Earn 1 Air Miles mile for every $20 spent on all other purchases
  • Apply-Now


BMO Air Miles Mastercard

President’s Choice Financial World Elite MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus PC points
  • Earn 30 PC points for every $1 spent at PC stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, pctravel.ca and PC mobile (excluding PC mobile prepaid services)
  • Earn 30 points per litre of Esso Supreme (Octane 91) and Esso SUPREME+ (Octane 93)
  • Earn 20 points per litre on other gasoline or diesel
  • Earn 10 PC points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Travel Emergency Medical Insurance for trips up to 10 days from date of departure, for those under age 65
  • Car Rental Collision/Loss Damage Waiver Insurance
  • Identity Theft Assistant Service
  • 24/7 concierge service (for dinner reservations, reserve event tickets, deliver gifts, etc.)
  • Apply-Now


 American Express Air Miles Credit Card

American Express Air Miles Credit Card

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 500 sign up bonus Air Miles points after first purchase
  • Earn 200 Air Miles points for every approved referral
  • Earn 1 Air Miles point for every $15 spent at Air Miles sponsors
  • Earn 1 Air Miles point for every $20 on all other purchases
  • Apply-Now


RBC Esso Visa

RBC Esso VISA Classic Card

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 4,500 sign up bonus Esso Extra points after your first purchase
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent at participating Esso branded retail stations
  • Earn 1 Esso Extra point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Apply-Now


Rogers Bank Platinum MasterCard

Rogers Bank Platinum MasterCard

  • $29 annual fee (waived the first year or waived so long as you have pre-authorized Rogers payments set up)
  • Earn $25 cash back sign up bonus
  • Earn 4% cash back on on foreign exchange purchases
  • Earn 1.75% cash back on all purchases
  • Apply cash back to purchases made in Rogers branded stores or monthly Rogers bill
  • Apply-Now


MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard

MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard

  • $89 annual fee (waived for the first year)
  • Earn 10,000 points sign up bonus on the first purchase
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 in eligible purchases
  • 1 point = 1 cent in value during redemption
  • Apply-Now


Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before January 31, 2017)
  • $29 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus
  • Earn 4 points for every $1 you spent on gas, grocery, dining and entertainment purchases
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Apply-Now


BMO World Elite MasterCard

BMO World Elite MasterCard

  • $150 annual fee
  • No fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 30,000 sign up bonus points
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on all purchases
  • Receive 4 complimentary Priority Pass Lounge Access visits
  • Apply-Now


Capital One Aspire Travel World Elite

Capital One Aspire Travel World Elite

  • $150 annual fee
  • Earn 40,000 sign up bonus points after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on all purchases
  • Apply-Now


National Bank World Elite MasterCard

National Bank World Elite MasterCard

  • $150 annual fee
  • $50 for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 30,000 (or $300) sign up bonus (if you apply before December 15, 2016)
  • $250 in travel fee reimbursements
  • Earn 1.5 point for every $1 spent on purchases between $0 to $40,000
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on purchases between $40,001 to $80,000
  • Earn 1.5 point for every $1 spent on purchases of $80,001 and more
  • Earn a bonus 0.5 point on purchase volumes in foreign currencies
  • Access to the National Bank World MasterCard lounge
  • Apply-Now


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