Microsoft 365 Canadian Pricing Update

Back in August, Microsoft announced changes to commercial pricing for Microsoft 365—the first substantive pricing update since they launched Office 365 a decade ago. This updated pricing reflects the increased value they have delivered to our customers over the past 10 years. Below are details regarding some of the innovations they’ve delivered over the past decade in three key areas—communications and collaboration, security and compliance, and AI and automation—as well as the addition of audio conferencing capabilities that they’re announcing.

New Canadian Microsoft 365 *Monthly Pricing

*with annual commitment, 20% more monthly commitment.

Product Current New Increase / Month
M365 Business Basic $6.40 $7.70 $1.30
M365 Business Standard $16 $16 $0
M365 Business Premium $25.60 $28.20 $0
Microsoft 365 E3 $42.30 $47.90 $5.60
Microsoft 365 F3

(formerly F1)

$2.88 $10.20 $7.32
Office 365 E1 $10.20 $12.75 $2.55
Office 365 E3 $26.60 $30.60 $4
Office 365 E5 $46.60 $50.60 $4

For a complete comparison of all M365 features, please click here.


Free Audio Conferencing

Adding unlimited dial-in across the suites (currently included in Microsoft 365 E5 and Office 365 E5) at no additional cost:

Microsoft 365 E3, Office 365 E3 / E1 / Microsoft 365 F3 / F1, Office 365 F3 / Microsoft 365 Business Basic / Business Standard / Business Premium

*Annual Commitment

Licenses will no longer be prorated based on their daily usage, and now require either a monthly or annual commitment.

There are now 3 purchasing options:

    1. Monthly commitment, paid monthly
      •  20% more than the prices listed above – Pay more for the flexibility to cancel monthly.
    2. Yearly Commitment, paid monthly (pricing above).
      • Cloud Collective will require a PreAuthorized Debit Agreement if this option is chosen.
      • Cancel license once a year on renewal date.
    3. Yearly commitment
      • Just multiply the price of the Monthly above by 12.
      • Cancel license once a year on renewal date.

*** New Cancellation Policy – Cancellation can only be done with a prorated refund within the first 7 days for any term. After 7 days there is no cancellation available. ***

Why is Microsoft raising the prices?

Microsoft delivered value over the past 10 years and is committed to continuing innovation going forward. Since 2011, Microsoft has added 25 applications and released over 1400 new capabilities to Office 365 and Microsoft 365.

First substantive update to the list price for:

Office 365 since first launched, June 2011

Microsoft 365 since first launched, March 2017

Since launch, Microsoft has added or introduced 19 applications

Teams, Access, Bookings, Delve, Forms, GroupMe, Kaizala, Lens, Lists, OneDrive, OneNote Class Notebook, Planner, Power Platform, Publisher, SharePoint, Skype for Business, Staff Hub, Stream, Sway, To-Do, Visio, Whiteboard, and Yammer.

Since launch, Microsoft has developed and released over 1400 capabilities

Communication & Collaboration: Together Mode, Custom Backgrounds, Front Row, live captions with speaker attribution, group chat with up to 250 people, polls in Teams meetings, and virtual breakout rooms; Whiteboard; Lists; Planner; Shifts; Forms; real-time collaboration in Word, Excel, PowerPoint desktop apps; @mentions; assign tasks; modern comments; auto-save; expanded cloud storage

Security & Compliance: DLP for email and documents, sensitivity labels, and message encryption; Content Search, eDiscovery, and core Litigation Hold; MFA

AI & Assistance: Automatic video transcription & face detection in Stream; Acronyms in Word; Live captions & subtitles; Ideas in Word, Natural language query in Excel; Presenter Coach; Ideas in PowerPoint; Resume Assistant; Designer in PowerPoint; Editor in Word & Outlook; Researcher in Word; Translate

Get More Out of Microsoft 365 and Office 365 for Your Business

Microsoft and Office 365 represent a formidable set of benefits for businesses. Reach out to Cloud Collective today, find out more about our managed services, and discover how your business can get the most from the Microsoft productivity suites.