Canada Cash Back Credit Cards: List & Reward Calculators

Calculate & Compare Cash Back Rewards
View the list of top cash back credit cards in Canada, calculate how much you can earn based on spend, and compare card results side by side.

Cash back is the most flexible of the reward types when compared to points and miles. It can be redeemed for just about anything and will generally be the best option if you want to use your rewards for more than just travel.

With cash back rewards, the rewards you earn are worth face value so there's no worrying about transferring rewards to partners or researching which redemptions will give you the most value. You will also never have to worry about devaluations like you would when earning points and miles.

The only real drawback to cash back rewards comes mainly from redemptions that revolve around travel. While the value of points and miles vary by program, they will typically outshine most cash back cards when it comes to redeeming rewards for airfare and hotels.

This especially holds true for travel rewards programs that allow you to transfer your rewards directly to frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs. So if you're looking to earn rewards towards travel, you'll want to check out travel rewards credit cards.

You can click on any of the credit cards listed on this page to calculate how much cash back you can earn based on the monthly and yearly spend amounts you enter. Results can be compared side by side up to two credit cards from any issuer.

Tangerine Bank

Tangerine Bank offers two cash back credit cards consisting of a Mastercard and a World Mastercard with the World Mastercard offering additional travel and purchase benefits.

Both cards earn unlimited 2% cash back on two categories of your choice with the ability to earn 2% cash back on a third category when you have your rewards deposited into a Tangerine Bank Savings Account.

Cash back earned with Tangerine Bank paid out MONTHLY. With most major programs offering your rewards once per year, this is a big benefit if you want to be consistently rewarded for your spending.

Best For Travel Benefits & Uncapped Cash Back

Tangerine World Mastercard®
Tangerine World Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0
Rewards Rate
2%
Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards on your everyday purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice
2%
Get your Rewards deposited into your Tangerine Savings Account and get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category.
0.5%
Earn 0.5% Money-Back Rewards on all other purchases.
Earn 15% Back
Earn an extra 15% back* (up to $150) when you spend up to $1,000 in everyday purchases within your first 2 months.

Best For Uncapped Cash Back

Annual Fee: $0
Rewards Rate
2%
Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards on your everyday purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice
2%
Get your Rewards deposited into your Tangerine Savings Account and get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category.
0.5%
Earn 0.5% Money-Back Rewards on all other purchases.
Earn 15% Back
Earn an extra 15% back (up to $150) when you spend up to $1,000 in everyday purchases within your first 2 months.

American Express

  • Best For: Unlimited flat-rate cash back on all purchases
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $99
SimplyCash™ Preferred Card from American Express
SimplyCash™ Preferred Card from American Express
SimplyCash™ Card from American Express
SimplyCash™ Card from American Express

BMO

  • Best For: Grocery and transit purchases
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $120
BMO CashBack® World Elite® Mastercard®
BMO CashBack® World Elite® Mastercard®
BMO CashBack® Mastercard®
BMO CashBack® Mastercard®

CIBC

  • Best For: Grocery and gas purchases
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $120
CIBC Dividend® Visa Infinite Card
CIBC Dividend® Visa Infinite Card
CIBC Dividend Platinum® Visa Card
CIBC Dividend Platinum® Visa Card
CIBC Dividend® Visa Card
CIBC Dividend® Visa Card

Desjardins

  • Best For: Grocery, restaurant, entertainment, and transit purchases
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $395 ($295 for members)
Odyssey® Visa Infinite Privilege card
Odyssey® Visa Infinite Privilege card
Odyssey® World Elite® Mastercard®
Odyssey® World Elite® Mastercard®
Cash Back World Elite® Mastercard®
Cash Back World Elite® Mastercard®
Odyssey® Gold Visa
Odyssey® Gold Visa
Bonus Visa credit card
Bonus Visa credit card
Cash Back Visa/Mastercard credit card
Cash Back Visa/Mastercard credit card

National Bank of Canada

  • Best For: Earning cash back at little to no annual fee
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $30
National Bank ECHO Cashback Mastercard
National Bank ECHO Cashback Mastercard
National Bank mycredit Mastercard
National Bank mycredit Mastercard

Scotiabank

  • Best For: Grocery, gas, and recurring bill payments
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $120
Scotia Momentum® Visa Infinite Card
Scotia Momentum® Visa Infinite Card
Scotia Momentum® Visa Card
Scotia Momentum® Visa Card
Scotia Momentum® No-Fee Visa Card
Scotia Momentum® No-Fee Visa Card
Scotia Momentum® for Business Visa Credit Card
Scotia Momentum® for Business Visa Credit Card

Simplii Financial

  • Best For: Restaurant purchases
  • Annual Fee Range: $0
Simplii Financial™ Cash Back Visa Card
Simplii Financial™ Cash Back Visa Card

TD Bank

  • Best For: Grocery, gas, and recurring bill payments
  • Annual Fee Range: $0 - $120
TD Cash Back Visa Infinite Card
TD Cash Back Visa Infinite Card
TD Cash Back Visa Card
TD Cash Back Visa Card
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TD Business Cash Back Visa Card
TD Business Cash Back Visa Card
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Other Cash Back Credit Cards

Capital One Aspire Cash Platinum Mastercard
Capital One Aspire Cash Platinum Mastercard
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Laurentian Bank Visa DOLLARS card
Laurentian Bank Visa DOLLARS card
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MBNA Smart Cash World Mastercard®
MBNA Smart Cash World Mastercard®
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MBNA Smart Cash Platinum Plus® Mastercard®
MBNA Smart Cash Platinum Plus® Mastercard®
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Rogers™ World Elite® Mastercard®
Rogers™ World Elite® Mastercard®
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Rogers™ Platinum Mastercard®
Rogers™ Platinum Mastercard®
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Fido™ Mastercard®
Fido™ Mastercard®
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Specialty Calculators

1% Cash Back Calculator
1.5% Cash Back Calculator
2% Cash Back Calculator
3% Cash Back Calculator
4% Cash Back Calculator
5% Cash Back Calculator
10% Cash Back Calculator

Cash Back Calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts into our Canada credit card cash back calculator to find out which cards will earn you the most.

Results will be sorted by net return. This is calculated by taking the cash back earned, adding the average value of card benefits, and subtracting any annual fees the card has.

Results will consist of top-rated credit cards in Canada that earns cash back.

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