As of this morning, Apple is allowing Canadian users with accounts at certain banks to add MasterCard and Visa cards to their Apple Pay account. MasterCard released a statement confirming that users with credit cards through Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canadian Tire Bank and ATB Financial can use Apple Pay starting today, with BMO Financial Group to follow suit “in the coming weeks.” Visa hasn’t released a similar statement as of this writing, but the Apple Pay site lists CIBC and RBC Visa cards as compatible with Apple Pay.
Interac, Canada’s debit network, also issued a statement announcing its support for Apple Pay on debit cards issued through RBC and CIBC, with Scotiabank, TD and BMO coming soon. After jumping the gun last October by launching an unfinished Apple Pay support site and then hastily taking down the page, TD has brought back its Apple Pay information site, promising support for Visa and personal TD Access Cards soon. Apple Pay launched in Canada last November, but only supported American Express cards until today.