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There’s a smart way to pay and earn the same rewards you may already enjoy using American Express with Apple Pay.

Simply add your eligible1 American Express® Card to Apple Pay, and you can use your eligible Apple device to make fast and convenient purchases wherever American Express contactless payments2 are accepted.

Will my Card work with Apple Pay?

An eligible Card is an active American Express Consumer, Small Business or Corporate Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. Prepaid Cards and products (such as the American Express Gift Card) are not eligible.

Is my device ready for Apple Pay?

In order to use Apple Pay at participating American Express contactless merchants, you will need an iPhone 6 or later running on iOS 9.0 and above, or an Apple Watch with an iPhone 5 or later. You will also be able to use the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 and Mac in Safari for in-app and on the web payments. 

Where can I use Apple Pay?

You can use Apple Pay on your iPhone and Apple Watch to make payments in-store at participating contactless merchants where American Express Cards are accepted.

You can also make purchases in-app with American Express on iPhone, iPad or Mac.

If you don’t have an American Express Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada, you can apply today.

Getting started

It couldn’t be easier to add your eligible American Express Card with Apple Pay. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll be good to go.


Open the Wallet app.


Tap '+' to add your
American Express Card.


Follow the prompts on screen
and you’re done.

Paying is easy

Here’s how:


Hold the top of your iPhone up to a contactless reader.


Authorize your transaction using Touch ID, Face ID, or your PIN.3


You’ll feel a vibration or hear a beep. That’s it – authorized.

Get More from Apple Pay with American Express

Trusted Safety & Security

Enjoy the trusted security of American Express. Whether you tap with Apple Pay, or click or swipe, with your Card, we make fraud prevention our business. If there’s something unusual in your spending pattern, our intelligent security systems can help stop fraud in its tracks. Shop with confidence with our Fraud Protection Guarantee and get all of the rewards and benefits of American Express when you use Apple Pay.

When you use an eligible American Express Card with Apple Pay, it works just like tapping your plastic Card. So, however way you pay, you can expect the same great customer service you can count on – anywhere, anytime.

Throughout the year, Cardmembers can purchase a variety of special offers created just for American Express. From advance screenings of blockbuster movies, to weekend getaway packages and special online and in-store shopping deals, it’s never been easier to have an experience you’ll never forget.

Unlock what American Express Cardmembership has to offer with the American Express App.

• View your balance, recent transactions and activity, including pending transactions
• Get quick access to your account using Biometric Authentication on supported devices with iOS 8 or higher3
• Access your account, virtually anywhere you go – and quickly make payments4

1Available on eligible cards. Eligible cards are active American Express Consumer, Small Business or Corporate Cards (excluding Corporate Purchasing Cards and Corporate Meeting Cards) issued by Amex Bank of Canada. Prepaid cards and products (such as the American Express Gift Card) are not eligible.

2With participating American Express contactless merchants and Apple Pay in app purchases on eligible devices. Transaction limits may apply.

3Touch ID is available on iPhone 5s and above, running iOS 8 or higher. Face ID is available on iPhone X and above, running iOS 11 or higher

4Restrictions and limitations apply.

Rewards available on eligible cards. Conditions apply.

**Participating American Express Contactless Merchants:

American Express accepted at participating McDonald’s Restaurants in Canada. The Golden Arches logo is a trademark licensed from McDonald’s Corporation.

Contactless available in-store at participating Husky Oil and Ultramar locations. Not available at pay-at-the-pump.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Apple Pay and Touch ID, and Face ID are trademarks of Apple Inc.