Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is Canada's financial intelligence unit and anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing supervisor. 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.
Weekly scheduled systems maintenance extended for December 8. Find out more.
New regulations coming into force in 2024
The Government of Canada published new regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II (Volume 157, Number 21) that will further support Canada’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing, and strengthen FINTRAC’s ability to contribute to the protection of Canadians and Canada’s economy. More information and related web content will be created (or updated) before these new regulations come into force. Further details:
Overview of the new regulations coming into force in 2024
The Government of Canada published new regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II (Volume 157, Number 21) that will further support Canada’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing, and strengthen FINTRAC’s ability to contribute to the protection of Canadians and Canada’s economy.
More information and related web content will be created (or updated) before these new regulations come into force.
Businesses (reporting entities)
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.
The latest on obligations, reporting and examinations.
Examinations, the FINTRAC Assessment Manual, and voluntary self-declaration of non-compliance.
Technical interpretations related to provisions of the PCMLTFA and associated Regulations.
Administrative and criminal penalties for non-compliance with Part 1 and 1.1. of the PCMLTFA.
The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and associated Regulations.
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
How FINTRAC's financial intelligence adds value to criminal investigations by connecting the money to the crime.
How FINTRAC assists law enforcement in investigating or prosecuting non-compliance offences under the PCMLTFA.
How FINTRAC supports money laundering and terrorist financing investigations across Canada and around the world.
Certain businesses must identify clients who conduct certain financial transactions.
Certain businesses must determine if their clients are politically exposed persons or heads of international organizations.
Types of financial transactions that must be reported to FINTRAC.
How to remain vigilant when deciding to use the services of a money services business.
Money services businesses with revoked registration Updated on July 27, 2023
Consult the list of money services businesses with revoked registration from FINTRAC.
How to provide information about suspicions of money laundering or of terrorist activity financing to FINTRAC.
Counter Terrorist Financing Task Force – Israel (CTFTI): FIU Task Force Public Statement
News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Royal Bank of Canada
More: FINTRAC news
This report outlines key activities and operations that the Centre carried out last year to help protect Canadians and the integrity of Canada's financial system.
This alert will assist businesses subject to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act in recognizing and reporting transactions with suspected roots in money laundering through underground banking related to China, notably in Hong Kong.
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