Amazon changed the retail shopping experience with the introduction of Prime, best-known for offering fast, free delivery—and that alone makes a membership worth it for many Prime members. Yet the benefits go way beyond quick delivery to include added savings, convenience, and entertainment—all in a single membership. 

Read on to learn more about the cost of a Prime membership—and some of the key benefits that come along with it to make your membership meet your needs and wants every day. 

How much does a Prime membership cost?

Let’s start with the cost. A Prime membership is $9.99 per month, or $99 per year if you pay annually, plus applicable taxes. 

If you’re a student, you have access to Prime Student—a discounted membership—for $4.99 per month or $49 per year for members enrolled in university, college or CEGEP programs. New members can try it with a six-month free trial.

Key benefits of a Prime membership in Canada

With a Prime membership, you get tons of shopping, savings, and entertainment benefits packed into a single membership. Below are a handful of the most compelling benefits you’ll enjoy as a Prime member. 

1. Fast, free delivery on a huge selection

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  • Prime members receive fast, free delivery on millions of items and have access to FREE One-Day and Same-Day Delivery: Prime members in the
    Canada store can shop a selection of over 20 million items eligible for free
    Prime shipping, and millions of items available for FREE Same-Day delivery in
    eligible cities, and One-Day delivery in over 4,500 cities and towns.

2. Watch, read, listen, and play all with Prime

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Prime members can enjoy a variety of digital entertainment benefits at no additional cost to their membership.

  • Prime Video is a one-stop entertainment destination offering customers a vast collection of premium programming in one application available across thousands of devices. On Prime Video, customers can find their favourite movies, series, and documentaries, including Amazon Original features such as Reacher, Road House and the upcoming The Sticky, and award winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Air, The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, and Gen V.
  • Prime Reading connects readers to a rotating selection of books and audiobooks. This includes Amazon Original Stories, binge-worthy short fiction and nonfiction from bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and new voices including Dean Koontz, Mindy Kaling, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and more. Readers can also enjoy pre-release, editorially-selected Kindle books across genres through Amazon First Reads.
  • Prime members also have access to ad-free listening of millions of songs in shuffle mode and podcast episodes with Amazon Music Prime, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and instant access to free games, a free Twitch channel subscription, and more gaming benefits with Prime Gaming. Additionally, members get big discounts on Amazon subscriptions, including special pricing on Amazon Music Unlimited.

3. Shopping discounts

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Prime members save on everything from daily essentials to books to electronics. They get exclusive deals on select everyday favourites, essentials, discount off hundreds of sale items, and exclusive deals on select products. Prime members also have exclusive access to deals and shopping events like Prime Day, as well as 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals every day.

4. Food delivery fees for $0 for a year


Prime members also can enjoy a one-year DashPass membership trial offer ($120 value), which gives you unlimited $0 delivery fees on eligible orders, 5% back in DoorDash credit on eligible Pickup orders, and exclusive promotions and deals.