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AMEX Canada Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to 8 travel partners including Air Canada Aeroplan, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, and more.
Last Updated 2022-06-03

AMEX Canada Membership Rewards points can be transferred to 8 travel partners. Depending on the partner you transfer your points to, this will generally give your AMEX Points anywhere from 1 to 2 cents in value.

List of AMEX Canada transfer partners

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AMEX points to Aeroplan

American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to the Air Canada Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio. This means that transferring 1,000 Membership Rewards Points will give you 1,000 Aeroplan Points.

This transfer ratio makes the Membership Rewards Program one of the best ways to quickly build Aeroplan Points through intro bonuses and everyday spending. There's several categories featured across Membership Rewards credit cards that will earn you more points than Aeroplan's own co-branded credit cards.

The best options for taking advantage of this ratio (and one of the best travel cards in Canada) is the American Express Cobalt™ Card which earns 5X points on restaurant and grocery store purchases, 2X points on gas, travel and transit purchases, and 1X on everything else.

The Platinum Card® is also a great option if you're looking to earn the equivalent of 3X points on dining and 2X points on travel while experiencing a long list of elite, top-tier travel benefits.

AMEX points to British Airways Avios

RBC holds the only British Airways credit card available in Canada and while it's a solid option, it's not the best when it comes to earning Avios as you'll only earn 2X Avios on British Airways purchases and 1X on everything else.

You can easily earn more points using AMEX's top credit cards including the American Express Cobalt Card, The Platinum Card, and American Express Business Edge™ Card.

All of these cards will easily generate a higher amount of points than RBC's co-branded credit card as well as a higher return over RBC Avion Rewards Points which can be transferred to British Airways.

AMEX points to Delta miles

Delta does not offer any co-branded credit cards for Canada-based members, so your best bet for earning SkyMiles across everyday spending is going to be using the Membership Rewards Program.

Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to Delta SkyMiles at a 4:3 ratio meaning that transferring 1,000 points will give you 750 Delta SkyMiles. This transfer ratio isn't as good as Aeroplan or British Airways, but it's still a solid option if you need to build points for Delta.

If you enjoy flying Delta, you'll want to consider the The Platinum Card. Not only will you earn the equivalent of 2.25X SkyMiles on dining and 1.5X SkyMiles on Delta spend based on the transfer ratio, but you'll also be able to access Delta SkyClub Lounges when flying Delta thanks to the American Express Global Lounge Collection featured on the card.

AMEX points to Marriott

AMEX Canada Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy at a 5:6 ratio meaning that transferring 1,000 Membership Rewards Points will give you 1,200 Marriott Bonvoy Points.

Marriott has two co-branded credit cards available to members based in Canada that are great for both benefits with Marriott and earning points spending at Marriott properties.

But when it comes to earning points outside of Marriott, both cards earn a decent return, but you'll earn more points using Membership Rewards credit cards. For example, the American Express Cobalt Card earns 5X points on restaurant and dining which is equivalent to earning 6X Marriott Bonvoy Points after being transferred.

The Platinum Card will also be a solid option as you'll be able to earn the equivalent of 3.6X SkyMiles on dining and 2.4X SkyMiles on travel after the 5:6 transfer ratio. Plus, The Platinum Card offers complimentary elite status with several hotel chains including Marriott Bonvoy.

Calculate transfers To AMEX travel partners

Use the conversion calculator to calculate the transfer of AMEX Points to airline miles and hotel points.

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How to earn AMEX points

AMEX points can be earned through welcome bonuses and everyday spending across AMEX Canada Membership Rewards credit cards. They offer several of the best travel cards in the market that earns a solid return across popular categories such as restaurant, supermarket, and airfare.

Listed below are several of the best AMEX credit cards in Canada for earning Membership Rewards Points.

Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel

The Platinum Card®
The Platinum Card®
Annual Fee: $699
Rewards Rate
3X
Earn 3X points on eligible dining and takeout purchases
2X
Earn 2X points on travel including flights, hotels, tours, and more
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 80,000 Points
As a new Platinum® Cardmember, 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 an additional 20,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership. That's worth a total of $800 in statement credits.

Best For Travel Benefits

American Express® Gold Rewards Card
American Express® Gold Rewards Card
Annual Fee: $250
Rewards Rate
2X
Earn 2X points on eligible travel including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more
2X
Earn 2X points on eligible gas, grocery & drugstore purchases in Canada
1X
Earn 1X on everything else from dining to takeout, subscriptions, shopping, and more
Up To 50,000 Points
Earn a Welcome Bonus of 40,000 points when you charge $3,000 in purchases to your Card in the first three months of Cardmembership. Plus, earn an additional 10,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership. That’s $500 towards eligible Card purchases.

Best For Overall Value

American Express Cobalt™ Card
American Express Cobalt™ Card
Annual Fee: $12.99 per month
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X points at restaurants and grocery stores including food delivery
3X
Earn 3X points on streaming subscriptions
2X
Earn 2X points on gas, travel, and transit
1X
Earn 1X points on everything else
Up To 30,000 Points
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 purchases on your Card. This could add up to 30,000 points in a year.

Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel

Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Annual Fee: $499
Rewards Rate
1.25X
Earn 1.25X points for every $1 in Card purchases.
80,000 Points
Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® points as a welcome bonus within the first three months of Cardmembership. That’s $800 in statement credit that can be reinvested in your business.

FAQ

Are American Express Points transferable?

Yes. Membership Rewards Points earned with AMEX Canada can be transferred to 8 partners which consists of airline and hotel rewards programs.

Can you transfer AMEX Canada points to Aeroplan?

Yes. Membership Rewards points can be transferred to Air Canada Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio.

How do I transfer Amex Points?

American Express Points can be transferred through the Membership Rewards portal.

What hotels can you transfer AMEX Points to?

Membership Rewards Points earned with AMEX Canada can be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy (5:6) and Hilton Honors (1:1).

Which airlines accept AMEX Membership Rewards points?

Membership Rewards Points can be used to book travel through American Express Travel at a value of 1 to 2 cents per point. This means that you can use them towards a flight on any airline that you find in the portal.