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.
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.
Businesses (reporting entities)
Guidance and resources for businesses
All the guidance and resources for businesses (reporting entities) in one place.
Select your business sector from the drop-down menu to find the guidance that applies to you.
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.
Directives issued by the Minister of Finance relating to transactions with designated foreign jurisdictions or entities.
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.
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.
Why are you being asked for ID
Certain businesses must identify clients who conduct certain financial transactions.
Why are you being asked if you are politically exposed person
Certain businesses must determine if their clients are politically exposed persons or heads of international organizations.
What information is reported to FINTRAC
Types of financial transactions that must be reported to FINTRAC.
Providing voluntary information
How to provide information about suspicions of money laundering or of terrorist activity financing to FINTRAC.
Money services businesses with revoked registration
Consult the list of money services businesses with revoked registration from FINTRAC.
Head of institution
Director and Chief Executive Officer
FINTRAC has updated the schedule to implement changes to its reporting forms
Speaking Notes for Sarah Paquet Director and Chief Executive Officer As part of a panel on Following the Money: Trends in Financial Crime and the Funding of Illicit Activities at the 91st Annual Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence
More: FINTRAC news
Operational alert: Laundering the proceeds of crime from illegal wildlife trade
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 illegal wildlife trade.
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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