Giving your opinion and getting paid for it through online surveys can be a great way to make some extra money.
To have success it is however important to find the best sites to join, as there are many that are not worth it.
Which sites are the best, depends a lot on the country you live. So what are the best online surveys for money in Canada?
This is what you can find a list of below. The list has 18 awesome and legit paid survey sites in Canada in 2018 that are all great sites, they always pay you, and they have many different options. So by going over the list, you will be able to find the sites that have the opportunities that suit your needs and get started making money on surveys easily and without wasting a lot of time testing sites.
If you are not from Canada, you can instead check out the list of the best sites in other countries.
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How are the opportunities for paid surveys in Canada?
If you live in Canada and want to make some extra money on surveys, you are lucky.
Canada is a country with very good opportunities, and there are many Canadian paid survey sites. The sites are not only good for making money on surveys, but many of them also offer additional ways to make money. That is why the sites are often also called GPT (get-paid-to) sites, as you can get paid for a number of different things on many sites.
That there are many sites you can join does however not mean that they are all worth joining. There are unfortunately also many sites with poor opportunities, and there are also sites that are outright scams.
Below, is a selected list of the best survey sites in Canada. They are all legit and all free to join and definitely worth joining. Check out the exact opportunities the different sites have below, so you can find the ones that appeals the most to you.
To increase your chances of earning, it is a best to join several sites. If you have not done paid surveys before, I suggest you join 5-7 sites for a start – this will give you a good amount of opportunities, but without becoming too overwhelming and confusing to learn to navigate and use the different sites.
#1 – SwagBucks:
SwagBucks is one of the biggest GPT (get paid to) and survey sites in the world even though it is only available in around 7 countries. Canada is one of the countries it is available in, and definitely a site worth joining, as it has many different ways to earn. You can earn by taking surveys, taking online offers, watch videos, search the web, by playing games, get free cash through promos codes, daily bonuses, and it has some great cash back offers, if you like shopping online.
You can get paid through PayPal or choose between a big amount of gift cards. Compared to many other similar sites, SwagBucks has a lot of gift cards to choose from, so you will definitely be able to find something nice, if you do not like the PayPal option. You will also get a $5 joining bonus, if you join through an invitation link (like the one below).
#2 – PrizeRebel:
PrizeRebel is similar to SwagBucks in many ways as it offers many of the same ways of earning, but there are also some differences. PrizeRebel is available worldwide. How good the opportunities are can vary from country to country, but Canada is one of the countries where it has some of the best opportunities.
You can earn by taking surveys, take online offers where you for example sign up for free trials, play games, participate in free contests, do small online tasks through CrowdFlower, earn through a daily challenge, and it has different membership levels where you will get more advantages the more active you are. You can get paid through PayPal or choose between many gift cards. Overall a very nice and easy-to-use site with many opportunities.
#3 – PineCone Research Canada:
PineCone Research is an exclusive survey panel, as you can only get access to it through an invitation. You can find such an invitation for Canada through the “join” button below – be aware that you can only join if you are between 18-34 years old. If you have this age and live in Canada, PineCone Research is definitely a survey panel worth joining.
It is one of the highest paying survey sites, as you get a minimum of $3 per survey, and the surveys are not long or hard to take. It does not offer as many opportunities as some of the other sites on this list, as you can only earn through surveys, but the surveys you get pays good for your time.
You can get paid as soon as you have made $1 and the payout options are PayPal, check, gift cards, or products.
#4 – GlobalTestMarket:
GlobalTestMarket is available in most countries as the name suggest, and therefore also in Canada. It is a very simple survey site that only offers paid surveys and then a contest once in a while. Compared to the other sites on the list, it does not give you very frequent surveys, but the reason it is still on the list is because of the simplicity of it.
Once you have signed up, you will receive an email when there is a survey and you just click the link to go to the survey. You only have to login to the site itself, when you want to redeem a reward. It takes a bit more patience to get to a reward than on some of the other sites on the list, as you will not as often get surveys, but it is very user-friendly, and therefore nice to join as an extra site.
#5 – ClixSense:
ClixSense offers several ways to earn, but it is mainly a survey site, and this is the easiest way to make money on the site, if you live in Canada. It also has an offer wall with some online offers. Sometimes these offers can give a really nice boost in your earnings. Furthermore, you can earn by taking Figure Eight tasks (aka CrowdFlower tasks), where it has some really nice bonuses, if you do this regularly. You can also earn by getting the daily activity bonus.
ClixSense has several different ways to pay you. In Canada you can choose between Skrill, Payoneer, and Tango Card. Some of these methods might not be known to you, but they are great methods, and you can read more about them through the link below.
#6 – Toluna Canada:
Toluna is a worldwide site that has decent opportunities in Canada. You can mainly earn by taking surveys, but you can also earn by creating content for the site itself that the other members can interact with. Because of this, Toluna has kind of a community as well, where you can interact with other members which can be fun (but it can also be time-consuming, if you allow it to be).
You can also sign up for getting free products to test. Toluna is a user-friendly and easy-to-use site. You can get paid through PayPal or choose from different gift cards. The biggest disadvantage is that it can be slow at paying out once you have requested a payout. But if you are patient enough for that, it can be a nice extra site to join.
#7 – PaidViewpoint:
PaidViewpoint is a survey site that only has real opportunities in a few countries – Canada is one of them. It is however different from most other sites in several ways. You can take short surveys every day that is called trait score. This is a way for PaidViewpoint to get to know you and find out how consistent you are in your answers. As you take these, your score will increase, and therefore you will get higher paying surveys.
A unique feature about PaidViewpoint is that you will never be offered a survey that you do not qualify for. You will however also not have as many surveys as on many other sites. But the ones you are offered, you known that you will be able to qualify for and get paid for, and they do not take long to complete. Therefore, it is a great site, but because of the smaller amounts of surveys, you should also join other sites as well and not only rely on PaidViewpoint.
#8 – SurveyRewardz:
SurveyRewardz is a very easy-to-use survey site. It is available in many countries, and it is also available in Canada, and it has a decent amount of surveys here.
Once you are logged in, you will see the available surveys for you. If you do not qualify for a certain survey, SurveyRewardz will scan through other survey opportunities and try to match an available survey with you. It means that sometimes it takes a bit of time to scan and find the available surveys, but on the other hand it also means that there are good chances you will find a good amount of available surveys.
The platform has a very low payout threshold, and you can get paid out through PayPal already when you have earned $1, which is great and fast to reach. You can also get paid in check, Amazon gift cards, gift cards, and prepaid VISA.
#9 – Superpay.me:
Superpay.me has many daily opportunities to earn, and Canada is one of the countries where it has the most opportunities, so it can definitely be a survey site worth joining. In addition to make money by taking surveys you can also earn by watching videos, taking offers, clicking ads, and more.
It is a platform with a lot of opportunities, but at first it can also be a bit confusing to use and learn to navigate. So because it is not as user-friendly as many of the other sites, it is not higher on this list. But with a bit of patience to find out how to use it, it can give really good earning opportunities.
Superpay.me has a very nice low payout threshold of only $1, so you can get a payout more or less right away. You can get paid through PayPal, Skrill, Bitcoin, and Amazon gift cards.
#10 – Harris Poll Online:
Harris Poll is one of the big survey panels in Canada, and it gives decent opportunities here. You can only earn by taking surveys, but the platform is easy to use.
It can however be a bit more difficult to qualify for surveys than on other sites, so it takes a bit more patience. But with a little bit of extra patience, Harris Poll gives some decent opportunities to earn some extra cash. You should however not solely rely on this platform, but should use it in combination with other sites to get enough opportunities.
You can choose between Amazon gift cards, and many other gift cards as rewards, but you can not at the moment get paid in cash.
#11 – MobileXpression:
MobileXpression is a different way to make money by giving feedback, and you do not actually have to take surveys to use this platform. Once you join, you actually do not have to do much at all. MobileXpression is a research panel designed to try to understand the mobile internet use, and they are interested in getting more info about the Canadian market, and when you live in Canada, you can therefore join.
All you have to do is to install an app on your phone, which will give info about how you use the internet (and it is safe to use). This will be a part of the statistics to understand the overall internet mobile use. So if you are not on a phone right now, send the link of this website to your mobile, and if you already are on a mobile, you can just click the link below to learn more and join. By just having the app installed, you will earn points that can be exchanged into Amazon gift cards, or many other gift cards, and the panel has weekly giveaways as well.
Full review coming soon
#12 – MySurvey Canada:
MySurvey has specific survey sites for certain countries, and it also has a Canadian survey panel. It is easy to join and use the site. It offers on average 1-2 surveys per week for Canadians, and you will get an email invitation, when there is an available survey. So it does not offer as many survey opportunities as some other sites, but it can still be worth joining and by taking the surveys it has the earnings add up.
In addition to taking surveys, you can earn a bit extra by inviting friends and family members to join, and MySurvey Canada also occasionally offers product testing, focus groups, sweepstakes and contests. You get paid through PayPal, e-certificates, and gift cards.
#13 – Nielsen Homescan Canada:
Nielsen Homescan is a bit different than the other survey panels on this list. If you live in Canada, you can join the panel, and you will then have a small hand-held scanner sent to your home. You use this scanner to scan products you buy, and this way you help retailers and manufacturers with info about what kind of products that are popular and help influence future product developments this way.
It is a fun and easy way to have your opinion heard, and in combination with regular surveys, it can be a great way to get paid for giving feedback. As an active member of Nielsen Homescan Canada, you will receive points that can be exchanged into name-brand merchandise from Nielsen’s big gift catalog – you can for example get electronics, jewelry, toys, household items, and more.
Full review coming soon
#14 – Green Panthera:
Green Panthera is mostly a survey site, and it is available to join, if you live in Canada. In addition to paid surveys, it does however also offer a few online offers you can take once in a while, and cash back on online shopping for some shops.
Once you have signed up, you will receive an email every time there is an available survey. The platform takes a bit of patience as there will likely by many of these surveys you do not qualify for. But if you can except you have to try several surveys to find one that is available, Green Panthera offers some decent opportunities.
You can get paid through PayPal and the payout threshold is $30.
#15 – Viewfruit:
Viewfruit has a specific survey panel for Canada, and it offers quite a lot of different daily opportunities to earn. There are several different kind of surveys you can take. Mostly you will receive an email with an invitation, when a new survey is available, but often you can also find surveys on the platform that you did not receive an email about.
On Viewfruit you can also earn by inviting friends to join your survey team, as they call it. It is also kind of a community platform, as you can vote for polls other members have created, create your own polls, chat, and message other members that you have connected to. You will get paid in points for taking surveys, and these can be exchanged into cash.
InstaGC has a lot of different ways to earn. Many of them are similar to the other sites on the list, but it also has a couple of unique features, and that is why it is on this list. You will have pretty good earning opportunities on InstaGC in Canada, and you can earn by taking surveys, watching videos, visit websites, sign up for online offers, surf the internet, and it offers a weekly bonus of your earnings.
InstaGC also has a couple of fun ways to bet some of your earnings and get the chance to win good money. You can for example bet on results of football games, hockey, basketball and baseball. It is very cheap to participate in these bets, and can be great fun once in a while. You can of course also choose to get your earnings paid out. You can get paid through PayPal, bitcoin or gift cards, and the payout threshold is only $1.
#17 – Ipsos i-Say:
Ipsos i-Say is a very simple-to-use survey site. It is one of the sites that does not offer a lot of different ways to earn, but mainly focuses on surveys. That is what makes it very easy to use. It has a pretty good amount of surveys, and you will get an email when a new survey is available. Compared to some of the sites on the list, it will not give you as many daily opportunities, but the ones you get are good quality surveys and mostly about interesting topics.
Other than paid surveys, Ipsos i-Say also has some great free contests you can participate in, a nice loyalty program that can earn you a bit extra, and the possibility to create your own polls. You can get paid in cash through PayPal, donate to charity, or choose between a number of different gift cards. It is a great site for Canada, and it has a site both for English-speaking Canadians and for French-speaking Canadians.
#18 – TimeBucks:
TimeBucks in an interesting and funny site, as it has many unusual ways to earn that I have not seen on other sites. It is available in Canada and has a good amount of opportunities here. Many of the opportunities will not give a very high reward, but it offers some different option, and you will always find something you can earn money on when you login, and that is why it is still on this list.
You can earn by taking surveys, viewing online content, taking offers, watching videos, click ads, read emails, and more. TimeBucks also has a free money option, where you once a day can roll and get some numbers. Depending on the numbers, you will get a reward. You will always get a reward – mostly a small one, but there are also big prizes, if you are lucky. You can also open a mining tab, and earn by leaving this open even when you are not at the computer. You can withdraw your earnings through PayPal or Bitcoins, when you have earned $10.
There you have it – a list the best survey sites to join, if you live in Canada. This is of course not a complete list of all the sites that are available in Canada, as there are way too many sites to mention them all, and many of them are also not worth it. As mentioned earlier, this is a selected list of the best sites that are all legit and gives good opportunities, so they are worth joining.
If you have any questions, comments or have experiences with any sites you think belongs on the list, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.