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Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is Canada's financial intelligence unit. Its mandate is to facilitate the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities, while ensuring the protection of personal information under its control.

Fraud alert

Many scams and fraudulent activities attempt to imitate government services in order to gain access to your personal and financial information. FINTRAC and FINTRAC personnel have occasionally been misrepresented in scams and fraud attempts.

Services for businesses

Guidance and resources for businesses

All the guidance and resources for businesses (reporting entities) in one place.

Notices and advisories

The latest on obligations, reporting and examinations.


Examinations, the FINTRAC Assessment Manual, and voluntary self-declaration of non-compliance.

Policy interpretations database

Technical interpretations related to provisions of the PCMLTFA and associated Regulations.

Penalties for non-compliance

Administrative and criminal penalties for non-compliance with Part 1 and 1.1. of the PCMLTFA.

Legislation and regulations

The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and associated Regulations.

Reviews and appeals

Request a review of your file by the Director and Chief Executive Officer of FINTRAC.

Ministerial directives

Directives issued by the Minister of Finance relating to transactions with designated foreign jurisdictions or entities.

Services for law enforcement and national security agencies

Investigation support contact

Contact information for police and governmental partner organizations.

How FINTRAC builds a case

Example of a money laundering case.

The Case video

Examination of a money laundering case brought to light by our analysis team.

Sharing intelligence

How FINTRAC's financial intelligence adds value to criminal investigations by connecting the money to the crime.

Criminal non-compliance offences

How FINTRAC assists law enforcement in investigating or prosecuting non-compliance offences under the PCMLTFA.

Financial intelligence results and statistics

How FINTRAC supports money laundering and terrorist financing investigations across Canada and around the world.

Services for individuals

Why am I being asked for ID

Certain businesses must identify clients who conduct certain financial transactions.

What information is reported to FINTRAC

Types of financial transactions that must be reported to FINTRAC.

Why am I being asked if I am politically exposed person

Certain businesses must determine if their clients are politically exposed persons or heads of international organizations.

Provide voluntary information to FINTRAC

Provide information about suspicions of money laundering or of terrorist activity financing through our Web form.


News release: Four Charged with Importing Cocaine and Proceeds of Crime
Video 2 – Verifying the identity of a client: Credit file method
News release: Charges laid against 3 Ontario residents after smuggling 1.5 tonnes of cocaine into Canada

More: FINTRAC news


Operational alert: Terrorist activity financing

This Alert will assist businesses subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act in better identifying and reporting to FINTRAC financial transactions related to terrorist activity financing.

Video 2 – Verifying the identity of a client: Credit file method

Learn how to use this method to verify the identity of a person and protect Canada's financial system from money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

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