The Best Affiliate Program Networks for Canadians ©

Finding the best affiliate program network in Canada is serious business that can have a major impact on your online income. There are so many networks, each with their own terms and conditions, and it’s common for individual affiliate programs to have their own rules on top of that. Some networks have a higher payout threshold for Canadians, for example, and many individual affiliate programs may not accept Canadians at all.

Canadian affiliate marketers require a network that accommodates them with a reasonable selection of Canadian merchants, as well as those outside of Canada who welcome affiliate marketers located here. We also require features that make it easy to find those merchants, such as a country search parameters. A good selection of “borderless” affiliate programs, such as info-products or web-based services, help us to round out our offers while still appealing to Canadian shoppers. Additionally, we need reasonable terms and conditions that don’t penalize us for living in this country.

The legwork involved with finding Canadian affiliate programs can be exhausting.  I’m going to cut your work in half by sharing the affiliate program networks that have worked best for me for over 20 years of working online in Canada.

The Best Affiliate Program Networks for Canadians

Share-a-Sale Affiliate Network We promote Share-a-Sale merchants more often than any other network. They have the most two-tier affiliate programs of any company I’ve worked with, and that means more passive income for you. Canadian merchants include Embroidery Machine Designs and PuzzleMaster. Web-based services include PC Mighty Max.

MaxBounty This affiliate network is based in Canada and serves international merchants. Canadian merchants include Nielsen Homescan and Booking Canada (travel). Web-based services include Hallmark eCards and McAfee Antivirus.

Share ResultsA Canadian affiliate network that specializes in Canadian financial services, but also represents other sectors. Canadian merchants include Scotiabank and Excel Toner.

LinkConnector A popular network among affiliates around the world. Canadian merchants include Intuit TurboTax Canada. Web-based merchants include, TransUnion credit monitoring and Appypie.

Linkshare One of the oldest affiliate networks, now run by Rakuten. Canadian merchants include Hewlett-Packard (HP) Canada and Kobo Canada. Online services include Norton Antivirus and Fiverr.

Clickbank The best part about Clickbank affiliate programs is they deal entirely in electronic products. You won’t have to worry about the high cost of shipping since it’s all web-based or downloadable. Commissions are exceptionally high on info-products.  You can ensure your success by enrolling in ClickBank University, a hybrid program that teaches affiliate marketing, as well as how to develop and market your own digital products.

Read our BIG guide, How to Start Affiliate Marketing in Canada for more information on getting started.

If you’re a Canadian merchant who wants to launch an affiliate program that attracts affiliate marketers in this country, we have a free, detailed guide to starting an affiliate program in Canada.

??? What is YOUR favourite affiliate program network? Please share your Canadian experience in the comments below.

✔ You may also be interested in reading:
Checklist: How to Start an Online Business in Canada
Top Two-Tier Affiliate Programs for Canadians
How to Make Money Blogging in Canada: The Ultimate Guide


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13 Responses to "The Best Affiliate Program Networks for Canadians ©"

  1. P Singh  August 20, 2019

    What’s the most effective way to promote affiliates to get the most commissions?

    • Melody McKinnon  August 23, 2019

      Most affiliates start earning serious commissions when they adopt more advanced strategies, such as using funnels that upsell related products.

  2. Glenn B  April 23, 2019

    Do you have a list of Affiliate Programs for canadian banks? Or do they even offer affiliate programs if you send leads to open a savings accounts, mortgage, etc.?

  3. colleen cash  April 10, 2018

    I use CJ the most because it’s the first one I signed up for but I’ve found it cumbersome since they revamped it. Tough to navigate and unnecessarily complicated. I’m not crazy about Shareasale’s new design either but overall it’s an improvement from the outdated format they used before. Probably the last couple of years I’ve noticed more Canadian businesses on all networks. Nice to see!

  4. Richard Fronek  July 2, 2017

    Interesting perspective on affiliate marketing. My personal experience with being successful in affiliate marketing comes from having the right platform and having hands on training provided by someone who has extensive experience. Systems work people fail – is such a true statement. I am fortunate enough to be part of a group that enabled me to use the system/platform you are trained on to create my own business, while still building, growing and scaling my affiliate business through them. Long term success is having continuous training and business scaling with not only services (digital products) but physical products as well.

  5. Christine  November 17, 2016

    Hello and thank you. I have millions of questions, but I will try to focus. I am new to all of this. I live i Quebec and I just launched a little t-shirt online store with my graphics on them. I am with Shopify and having a difficult time to understand promotion. I would like to do drop-shipping with Shopify app called Oberlo app. Now I have 2 questions. I am blocked not selling anything. I have a store, a domaine and stock. So, I dont have a tax #, as lots of drop-shipper needs to give to the merchant, can we go around that, until I start making a bit of money? and what is the best way to promote those products for a green person like me? Are Facebook ads good? Do you know of good products to get to start with with a minimum cost, under $100? I know there is more then 2 questions, but I do have a million more…lol
    Thank you,
    I would really appreciate your help. I really want to make this work. I hear of all those people making lots of money selling online and I want some of that pie. I am not asking for millions, but enough so I can work less physically and work more with my head on my laptop.
    Christine 🙂

    • Admin: Melody McKinnon  November 19, 2016

      Hi Christine, welcome to the world of eCommerce!

      The most effective, economical online marketing options are content marketing, sponsored content on blogs, and social media advertising. Your merchandise is a good fit for Facebook, but do some research about how to write Facebook ad’s and how to find your audience there. It can become a money pit without some knowledge.

      For popular products, check out the post 10 Hot Product Niches to Sell or Drop Ship Online in Canada. You can find out where to source products in the post Drop Shipping / Wholesale for Canadian Sellers.

      We don’t provide tax info because it’s constantly changing. Always check with an accountant rather than making a decision based on what you read online.

  6. Mel  June 16, 2016

    Avantlink Canadian is growing but I still use both that and the US one. Agreed that digital products are the easiest to sell with no shipping. Great list but I’d add CJ.

  7. Jax  June 12, 2016

    I’ve only been affiliate marketing for about 2 years but since joining through MTTB my commissions went through the roof! in 7 months flat I broke 6 figures, no kidding. I’m still not making 6 figures every month but I’m going to! Honestly, I still can’t believe it LOL.

    • Stacie  April 3, 2018

      Hi Jax, are you still earning your income through affiliate marketing and if so, is MTTB still the best option?

  8. Sebastian  June 1, 2016

    Another ShareaSale fan here. I use Click Bank a lot too. The latter has been a favourite lately because I’m writing an ebook and they have a lot of programs that fit right into that format. Gret list.

  9. 1MartinS  June 1, 2016

    I wasn’t expecting so many choices. I guess they’re catching on that Canadians=money.

  10. Haylee  June 1, 2016

    WOOHOO! Lots of cash coming right up! I’ve been staying in Shareasale mostly because it’s comfortable. I’m a little intimidated by learning new stuff especially when it comes to business. Right now I just have a mailing list & social but my blog will be up this summer. Exciting things to come!


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