Apple Pay in Canada: Everything you need to know!

Everything you need to know about Apple Pay in Canada!

As of May 10, 2016, Apple Pay in now available from many of the major banks (with more to come), with support from Visa, MasterCard and Interac.

If you’re new to Apple Pay, here’s what you need to know:

Which banks support Apple Pay?

AMEX Bank of CanadaRBCCIBCATB

The following banks have announced Apple Pay support, but will enable in-store and in-app purchases in June 2016.

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Apple Pay to Five banks in Canada with support for Visa, MasterCard and Interac

Which payment networks are supported by these banks?

Depending on the products offered at those banks, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Interac are supported.

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Which devices support Apple Pay in Canada?

To use Apple pay in store, via NFC on a contactless payment system — in other words, to be able to tap-to-pay at your favourite retailer:

iPhone SEiPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusiPhone 6iPhone 6 PlusApple Watch

So the Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, too?

Yes, it does! And it’s easy to set up:

How to set up your Apple Watch with Apple Pay

Can you use your devices to make purchases in apps with Apple Pay?

Yes, but that functionality is coming in June, 2016. The following devices support in-app purchases with Apple Pay:

iPhone SEiPhone 6siPhone 6s PlusiPhone 6iPhone 6 PlusiPad Pro 9.7iPad Pro 12.9iPad Air 2iPad mini 4iPad mini 3Apple Watch

Why did Apple Pay take so long to support Visa, MasterCard and Interac in Canada?

That’s a great question, and we’ve taken you through the entire journey in our Apple Pay FAQ:

FAQ: What you need to know about Apple Pay in Canada and Australia

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