Apple Pay Coming to Canada's Banks Starting With RBC and CIBC Today

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple Pay has expanded to two major Canadian banks today in RBC and CIBC, with TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, and BMO expected to follow in the "coming months" (June?) to complete the rollout across the country's "Big Five" financial institutions. ATB Financial and Canadian Tire Bank also support Apple Pay as of today.


    The expansion includes varying support for Visa, MasterCard, and Interac, covering most major debit and credit cards in Canada. Supported cards can be scanned or added manually to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later on compatible devices.

    Apple Pay can be used virtually anywhere contactless payments are already accepted in Canada, including at Apple Stores, Canadian Tire, Chapters, Coles, Indigo, London Drugs, Mark's, McDonald's, On The Go, Petro-Canada, Pizza Hut, Staples, Tim Hortons, and many other retailers nationwide.

    Apple Pay support is also coming soon to Air Canada, Aldo, Domino's, Pizza Pizza, Zulily, and the TTC transit system in Toronto. Additionally, the payments service can be used in apps such as Apple, Delta, Etsy, Fancy, Groupon, Kickstarter, Priceline, Starbucks, Ticketmaster, Uber, and Zara starting in June.

    Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE, in addition to the Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5 or later, for in-store payments, while the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 3 support in-app purchases only.

    Apple Pay was previously only available in Canada for non-bank-issued American Express cardholders since last November.

    Article Link: Apple Pay Coming to Canada's Banks Starting With RBC and CIBC Today
  2. einsteinbqat macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2012
    About bloody damn time!

    Still, I need to upgrade to use it. LOL :p
  3. pauliaK macrumors regular


    Jan 16, 2012
    Banff, AB
    Does Apple Pay work with debit cards in the states as well? Waiting for TD to jump aboard.
  4. gcooldude86, May 10, 2016
    Last edited: May 10, 2016

    gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    Its about time they get on board. Will be nice to use my ScotibaBank cards once its available.
  5. salamence502 macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2007
    This is all thanks to me getting an AMEX a couple of weeks ago after getting tired of waiting. You're welcome, Canada.

    Successfully added an RBC Visa.
  6. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    And I still can't add it to this app because it will only let me scan for a code instead of adding a card. Sigh. Thanks Apple
  7. RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    WOW ... was just on my CIBC account checking something and on sign out it said Apple Pay is here ... came over to MR to see if it was a story thread and it is.
  8. jcom456 macrumors newbie


    May 10, 2016
    Not sure if this was already stated somewhere else but the statement "iPhone and iPad models with the Touch ID feature.." is false iPhone 5s does not support Apple Pay.
  9. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    Yes. I haven't actually used my debit card with Apple Pay, but I have it set up to use.
  10. jcom456 macrumors newbie


    May 10, 2016
    Yes It work the same way just enter the pin ect use it quite a bit
  11. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    Yay hopefully MBNA will follow because that is my favourite card
  12. RichTF macrumors regular


    Nov 11, 2007
    London, UK
    Would be interesting to find out what the compromise was to get this moving… Did Apple lower its cut of the fees, or did the banks feel the heat from the Amex competition and agree to Apple's original terms? Or a bit of both maybe?

    Get the feeling that Apple are using Amex for leverage, in the same way they used AT&T with the launch of the original iPhone (and other exclusive operators in other countries).
  13. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816


    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    Not sure if you're asking if a Canadian card will work in the US (it should) or if Debt cards work (they do). I've never had to input my pin with my TD debt card, just run it as credit.
  14. jspence444 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2011
    Successfully added my Visa and Debit cards.
  15. Wreckus macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2015
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    What a great way to start the morning.:).

    Really surprised that TD isn't one of the first to get it honestly. But really happy to see BMO on the list as i'm switching from a TD visa card to a no-annual fee BMO master card since all my other bank accounts are with BMO.

    But this makes sense that BMO isn't on the list yet as I was told the tap to pay debit cards (interact flash I think) was coming (the lady at the bank said about a month but I think it may be a couple of months).
  16. venividivigor macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    Can't add my credit cards to my Apple Watch and my credit cards and debit cards from RBC won't allow them to be on iPad cuz it only wants it for in store purchases :(
  17. fischersd macrumors 601


    Oct 23, 2014
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    This should actually be called the launch of Apple Pay in Canada. That exclusive crap that Apple did with Amex is BS. I know a bunch of people that went and got Amex cards, just so they could have this. We should have had this at least a year ago.
    (happy though - both RBC and CIBC are my banks - already added my cards) :D
  18. Junior117 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm actually very surprised that Tangerine, PC Financial, or any of the credit unions went behind this first (or even TD, and I use that bank. And Tangerine. :(). They like to be first when it comes to these things (at least, in Canada).

    Also, I told you so! :p
  19. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Wait, is this for real? I almost can't believe it. FINALLY.
  20. American Hero Suspended

    American Hero

    Jan 25, 2016
    You know what the funny thing is? These SAME retailers complain about having to support contactless or chip in the United States, yet they're all equipped to do both of those in Canada.

    Pizza Hut, Staples, Tim Horton.. .All of them aren't even remotely close to being up to date on payment technology in the United States.
  21. Robert.Walter macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2012
    It does if you sport an Apple Watch. (Apple Watch Sport is 50$ cheaper than it was a year ago.)
  22. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    Change your region to Canada (Settings -> General -> Language & Region). You can change the region back afterwards, but it needs to be one of the supported ones for it to give you the option (US, Canada, UK, Singapore, etc).
  23. deafgoose macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2011
    I have an iPhone 5S and I do not have the option to add credit/debit cards. WTF?
  24. American Hero Suspended

    American Hero

    Jan 25, 2016
    Your phone doesn't support Apple Pay. Your phone doesn't have NFC. Do you even know the first thing about your phone or do you just blindly buy a phone because it's an iPhone?

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