Office 365 Canadian Pricing

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a December 1st, 2018 pricing increase of 5% on Canadian Microsoft O365 subscriptions.

Whether monthly or annual, each subscription was created with an underlying soft-contract, the duration of which is 12 months from the first billing date. Pricing for existing subscriptions is protected for the duration of that contract. To summarize the implications:

  • Active & existing subscriptions are price-protected until the renewal date of the soft-contract, which is 12 months from said contract’s creation.
  • Additional seats added to existing subscriptions are also price-protected until the renewal date of the corresponding contract.
  • New subscriptions created on or before November 30th, 2018 will be created at November prices and will be price protected for the 12-month soft-contract period.
  • New contracts created after November 30th, 2018 will follow Microsoft’s new pricing (at a 5% increase)

The new pricing is below:

Office 365 Business Office 365 Business Premium Office 365 Business Essentials
Old Monthly  $    10.50  $    15.20  $      6.10
New Monthly (annual commitment)  $    11.03  $    15.96  $      6.41
Annually  $  132.30  $  191.52  $    76.86
Desktop versions of Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote (plus Access and Publisher for PC only)
One Drive
Email Hosting with 50GB mailbox and custom email domain address
Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Outlook Online

For a complete comparison of all Office 365 features, please click here.

What is Office 365

Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together the best tools for the way people work today. By combining best-in-class apps like Excel and Outlook with powerful cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, Office 365 lets anyone create and share anywhere on any device.