Square Comes to Canada

Mobile payment leader Square is moving up in the world and specifically in North America.

Square this week announced the long-awaited availability of its service in Canada. Square, which enables business owners and entrepreneurs to accept credit card payments regardless of where they are, hasn’t previously been available in that nation.

The company says Canada is Square’s first market outside the US. Over 2 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit cards with Square, and Square is processing over $8 billion in annualized payments.

“We are focused on making commerce easy for everyone. Square builds free tools for local businesses of all sizes and types to thrive,” says Alyssa Cutright, VP of International for Square. “We’re thrilled to introduce Canadian businesses and their customers to the most seamless and enjoyable way to do business.”

Square Register app is free for download from the App Store and Google Play. If you’re in Canada and want to give Square’s Mobile Card Reader a try, check it out now for free on square.ca.