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Scanning the skies for a Frequent Flyer Card?

Scanning the skies for a Frequent Flyer Card?

If you think big and travel often, apply for an American Express® Card that has Membership Rewards and you can start earning Membership Rewards® points.

Why choose a Frequent Flyer Card?

With the ability to earn Membership Rewards® points on virtually every purchase charged to an eligible card and additional travel benefits like lounge access, travel related insurance coverage and 24/7 global Card support, an American Express Card is a great way to be rewarded if you travel often.


Our Frequent Flyer Credit Cards and Charge Cards

American Express® Gold Rewards Card

Earn a Welcome Bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards® points1
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel and everyday purchases2
  • Transfer your points to frequent flyer programs3, or one-to-one to Aeroplan®*4 and Avios14

The Platinum Card®

Earn a Welcome Bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards® points1
  • Access to a $200 Annual Travel Credit4
  • Complimentary access to over 1,000 airport lounges worldwide5
  • Platinum Concierge6

Key benefits at a glance

How to earn and accelerate your Membership Rewards® points

  • You will earn points as soon as you start spending on your Card. Some of our cards offer welcome bonus offers which can give you a great boost and will help you to book your next holiday faster.
  • Supplementary Cards can also earn points which are added to the Basic Card Account and can help you earn rewarded sooner.
  • Once you’re a Card Member, referring friends to American Express through our referral program could give you the opportunity to earn even more points.

Redeeming your Membership Rewards® points.

  • Use your points to book flights within Canada or to anywhere in the world for a fixed number of points regardless of flight availability, time of year or popularity of the flight.
  • With Use Points for Purchases you can redeem points for statement credits to offset eligible purchases charged to your Card.
  • Depending on which Card you have, you can transfer your points to frequent flyer and hotel rewards programs like Avios, Delta SkyMiles®, Asia Miles, Etihad Guest, Starwood Preferred Guest®* and more.
  • Membership Rewards points can be redeemed online for Merchandise and Gift Cards from leading retailers.

Travel Benefits

Depending on the Card you choose, American Express Cards come with additional travel benefits, access to VIP lounges in different airports, as well as peace of mind of our 24/7 customer service.



Before we can consider your application, please ensure you can say yes to the following:

  • You are a Canadian resident and have a Canadian credit file.
  • You are of the age of majority in the province or territory of the residence

Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria, and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.

Once you have found the Card that suits you best, make sure you read the important information, then hit the 'Apply now' button to begin the application process. At this stage, you can decide how you'd like your name to appear on your Card, and choose optional additional benefits. You can get a response from your application in 60 seconds.


Travel Rewards Cards

Enjoy all the benefits, convenience and security of an American Express® Card – with the added bonus of earning points for travel when you use your Card.

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