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[ 2022-11-28 ]November 28, 2022 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2022-11-23 ]News release: Project Collector halts Cross-Canada money laundering
[ 2022-11-17 ]Updated resource documents to help you prepare for changes to the Large Cash Transaction Report (LCTR) form
[ 2022-11-10 ]FINTRAC revokes 32 registrations of money services businesses between April and September 2022
[ 2022-11-02 ]Video — Verifying the identity of a client: Government-issued photo ID method
[ 2022-10-31 ]News release: Three arrested, 178 grams of cocaine seized after Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team investigation into trafficking in Melfort area
[ 2022-10-25 ]News release: RCMP Federal Policing Integrated Money Laundering Investigative Team charge man in $2.1 million mortgage fraud scheme
[ 2022-10-18 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Cathay Pacific Realty Ltd.
[ 2022-10-13 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on LaBoutique Realty Ltd.
[ 2022-10-06 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Pan Pacific Platinum Real Estate Services Inc.
[ 2022-09-28 ]News release: Project Cobra Intercepts $55 Million Worth of Drugs
[ 2022-09-28 ]News release: FINTRAC publishes indicators on the laundering of proceeds from illicit cannabis in support of Project Legion
[ 2022-08-30 ]News release: RCMP restrains lakefront home in relation to proceeds of crime
[ 2022-08-18 ]Updated schedule for changes to FINTRAC’s reporting forms
[ 2022-08-16 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Cheetah Consulting Ltd.
[ 2022-07-21 ]News release: Two arrested in Southeast Alberta fentanyl seizure
[ 2022-07-21 ]Crowdfunding platforms and certain payment service providers must register with FINTRAC
[ 2022-07-21 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Thanh Hung Truong (Bijouterie Kim Dung)
[ 2022-07-12 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Nu Stream Realty Inc.
[ 2022-07-08 ]July 8, 2022 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2022-07-07 ]News release: Project Carnet: three individuals charged in money laundering investigation
[ 2022-07-06 ]Resource documents to help reporting entities prepare for changes to the LCTR form
[ 2022-07-05 ]News release: RCMP unravel money laundering scheme leading to charges for five individuals
[ 2022-06-24 ]FINTRAC’s financial intelligence disclosures
[ 2022-06-23 ]News release: Project Deception disrupts interprovincial drug network
[ 2022-06-23 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Sokhom Ung, operating as Bureau de change Saint-Michel
[ 2022-06-15 ]Remarks from Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, at the Canadian Institute 21st Annual Canadian Forum on Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime
[ 2022-06-10 ]News release: Yukon RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrest: speaking notes from media availability on June 8, 2022
[ 2022-06-07 ]News release: Significant drug seizure/70 criminal charges laid as result of investigation into sophisticated crime group distributing large quantities of drugs in SK and AB
[ 2022-05-17 ]News release: Theodor Hennig sentenced in Provincial Court
[ 2022-05-12 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Montecristo Jewellers Inc.
[ 2022-05-11 ]News release: RCMP uncovers complex fraud scheme leading to charges for Toronto family
[ 2022-05-10 ]News release: RCMP investigation leads to counterfeit currency charges
[ 2022-05-10 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on 9293-0809 Québec Inc.
[ 2022-05-05 ]News release: FINTRAC releases key characteristics of illicit underground banking through unregistered money services businesses
[ 2022-04-29 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Laurentian Bank of Canada
[ 2022-04-27 ]Crowdfunding platforms and certain payment service providers must register with FINTRAC and the definition of “EFT” has been amended
[ 2022-04-14 ]News release: Project Exodus results in four Men charged with Human Trafficking; police seeking further victims and releasing photos
[ 2022-04-08 ]News release: Important seizures: drugs and firearms (In French only)
[ 2022-03-30 ]News release: Manitoba RCMP Project Divergent: Hells Angels, international police forces, and 22 charged
[ 2022-03-28 ]March 28, 2022 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2022-03-24 ]Special Bulletin on Russia-linked money laundering related to sanctions evasion
[ 2022-03-22 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Forest Hill Real Estate Inc.
[ 2022-03-21 ]Advisory to Canadian Businesses on Canada’s Sanctions Related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine – Russian invasion of Ukraine
[ 2022-03-16 ]News release: Russia-related sanctions and illicit finance FIU working group statement of intent
[ 2022-03-15 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Taiwanese Canadian Toronto Credit Union Limited
[ 2022-03-11 ]News release: RCMP NL Project Broken comes to successful conclusion with multiple sentences
[ 2022-03-03 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Sino Financial Ltd
[ 2022-02-24 ]Opening Remarks by Barry MacKillop, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada at the House of Commons Finance Committee Parliamentary Review of the Emergencies Act
[ 2022-02-18 ]News release: FINTRAC publishes its 2020–21 Annual Report, Safe Canadians, Secure Economy
[ 2022-02-16 ]News release: Canada invokes the Emergencies Act to limit funding of illegal blockades and restore public order
[ 2022-02-10 ]Opening Remarks by Barry MacKillop, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada at the House of Commons Public Safety and National Security Committee
[ 2022-01-31 ]Withdrawal of temporary COVID-related support to reporting entities
[ 2022-01-31 ]National Real Estate AML/ATF Virtual Forum
[ 2022-01-13 ]News release: Operation Phoenix – Drugs & Guns Arrests: R21-23405
[ 2022-01-13 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Libro Credit Union Limited
[ 2022-01-05 ]News release: Pleas and Sentencing in Fraudulent Investment Scheme
[ 2021-12-23 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada)
[ 2021-12-17 ]News release: Man charged by RCMP War Crimes section pleads guilty to Wilful promotion of hatred
[ 2021-12-02 ]Update to reporting entities on expectations as of December 1, 2021
[ 2021-12-01 ]News release: Ottawa convenience store owner sentenced for tax evasion
[ 2021-11-30 ]November 30, 2021 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2021-11-29 ]News release: Alberta RCMP Federal Policing obtain Canada-wide warrant for husband and wife believed to be operating million-dollar investment scam
[ 2021-11-23 ]News release: Project Elk concludes with eight arrests, millions in drugs and assets seized
[ 2021-11-16 ]News release: Charges laid after lengthy romance fraud investigation
[ 2021-11-16 ]News release: OPP and London Police Service Dismantle Criminal Organization, Seize $32 million in Illegal Cannabis
[ 2021-11-12 ]News Release: RCMP Integrated Money Laundering Investigative Team charge Money Services Business owner
[ 2021-11-09 ]Speaking Notes for Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Canadian Conference
[ 2021-11-04 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Pacific Place – Arc Realty Ltd.
[ 2021-11-03 ]Remarks from Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada at the ACAMS 9th Annual AML and Anti-Financial Crime Conference
[ 2021-09-27 ]Update to the FINTRAC web reporting system – Large virtual currency transaction reporting
[ 2021-07-30 ]News release: FINTRAC provides additional money laundering indicators associated with human trafficking for sexual exploitation in support of Project Protect
[ 2021-07-20 ]July 20, 2021 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2021-07-15 ]New release: Police Dismantle Criminal Organizations Importing and Trafficking Cocaine and Other Illegal Drugs
[ 2021-06-28 ]News release: Alberta RCMP Federal Policing lay charges in multi-million-dollar fraud and secret commission scheme
[ 2021-06-25 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Les Immeubles Diamant Diamant Inc.
[ 2021-06-16 ]News release: RCMP disrupts drug trafficking ring, seizes significant quantity of drugs and firearms
[ 2021-06-15 ]Special Bulletin on Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism: A Terrorist Activity Financing Profile
[ 2021-06-11 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd.
[ 2021-06-10 ]News release: FINTRAC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec
[ 2021-06-01 ]Regulatory amendments in force as of June 1, 2021
[ 2021-05-20 ]News release: FINTRAC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia
[ 2021-05-19 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Magasin Château D'Ivoire Inc.
[ 2021-05-18 ]Notice on the assessment of obligations coming into force on June 1, 2021
[ 2021-04-09 ]News release: "Project LYNX" Targets Organized Drug Trafficking Network – Leads to Record Setting Seizure for Drug Unit
[ 2021-03-26 ]March 26, 2021 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2021-03-24 ]News release: Alberta RCMP Federal Policing charge husband and wife in multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
[ 2021-03-22 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Park Georgia Realty Ltd.
[ 2021-03-18 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc.
[ 2021-03-04 ]News release: FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on C&Z Holdings Ltd.
[ 2021-02-19 ]Large Virtual Currency Transaction Report Upload documentation
[ 2021-02-10 ]News release: RCMP and CBSA investigation leads to the arrest of six individuals and the dismantling of a large human trafficking network
[ 2020-11-16 ]Notice on forthcoming regulatory amendments and flexibility, updated December 2, 2021
[ 2020-07-27 ]Desk examination resumption
News releases
Section for news releases
Date Subject
[ 2022-10-18 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Cathay Pacific Realty Ltd.
[ 2022-10-13 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on LaBoutique Realty Ltd.
[ 2022-10-06 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Pan Pacific Platinum Real Estate Services Inc.
[ 2022-09-28 ] FINTRAC publishes indicators on the laundering of proceeds from illicit cannabis in support of Project Legion
[ 2022-08-16 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Cheetah Consulting Ltd.
[ 2022-07-21 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Thanh Hung Truong (Bijouterie Kim Dung)
[ 2022-07-12 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Nu Stream Realty Inc.
[ 2022-06-23 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Sokhom Ung, operating as Bureau de change Saint-Michel
[ 2022-05-12 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Montecristo Jewellers Inc.
[ 2022-05-10 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on 9293-0809 Québec Inc.
[ 2022-05-05 ] FINTRAC releases key characteristics of illicit underground banking through unregistered money services businesses
[ 2022-04-29 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Laurentian Bank of Canada
[ 2022-03-22 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Forest Hill Real Estate Inc.
[ 2022-03-16 ] Russia-related sanctions and illicit finance FIU working group statement of intent
[ 2022-03-15 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Taiwanese Canadian Toronto Credit Union Limited
[ 2022-03-03 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Sino Financial Ltd
[ 2022-02-18 ] FINTRAC publishes its 2020–21 Annual Report, Safe Canadians, Secure Economy
[ 2022-02-16 ] Canada invokes the Emergencies Act to limit funding of illegal blockades and restore public order
[ 2022-01-13 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Libro Credit Union Limited
[ 2021-12-23 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada)
[ 2021-11-04 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Pacific Place – Arc Realty Ltd.
[ 2021-07-30 ] FINTRAC provides additional money laundering indicators associated with human trafficking for sexual exploitation in support of Project Protect
[ 2021-06-25 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Les Immeubles Diamant Diamant Inc.
[ 2021-06-11 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on HomeLife Glenayre Realty Chilliwack Ltd.
[ 2021-06-10 ] FINTRAC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec
[ 2021-05-20 ] FINTRAC signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia
[ 2021-05-19 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Magasin Château D'Ivoire Inc.
[ 2021-03-22 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Park Georgia Realty Ltd.
[ 2021-03-18 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc.
[ 2021-03-04 ] FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on C&Z Holdings Ltd.
Notices and advisories
Section for notices and advisories for reporting entities
Date Subject
[ 2022-11-28 ]November 28, 2022 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2022-11-17 ]Updated resource documents to help you prepare for changes to the Large Cash Transaction Report (LCTR) form
[ 2022-11-10 ]FINTRAC revokes 32 registrations of money services businesses between April and September 2022
[ 2022-08-18 ]Updated schedule for changes to FINTRAC’s reporting forms
[ 2022-07-21 ]Crowdfunding platforms and certain payment service providers must register with FINTRAC
[ 2022-07-08 ]July 8, 2022 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2022-07-06 ]Resource documents to help reporting entities prepare for changes to the LCTR form
[ 2022-04-27 ]Crowdfunding platforms and certain payment service providers must register with FINTRAC and the definition of “EFT” has been amended
[ 2022-03-28 ]March 28, 2022 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2022-01-31 ]Withdrawal of temporary COVID-related support to reporting entities
[ 2021-12-02 ]Update to reporting entities on expectations as of December 1, 2021
[ 2021-11-30 ]November 30, 2021 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2021-09-27 ]Update to the FINTRAC web reporting system – Large virtual currency transaction reporting
[ 2021-07-20 ]July 20, 2021 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2021-06-01 ]Regulatory amendments in force as of June 1, 2021
[ 2021-05-18 ]Notice on the assessment of obligations coming into force on June 1, 2021
[ 2021-03-26 ]March 26, 2021 – FINTRAC Advisory: Financial transactions related to countries identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
[ 2021-02-19 ]Large Virtual Currency Transaction Report Upload documentation
[ 2020-11-16 ]Notice on forthcoming regulatory amendments and flexibility, updated December 2, 2021
[ 2020-07-27 ]Desk examination resumption
Speeches
Section for presentations and speeches
Date Subject
[ 2022-06-15 ]Remarks from Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, at the Canadian Institute 21st Annual Canadian Forum on Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime
[ 2022-02-24 ]Opening Remarks by Barry MacKillop, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada at the House of Commons Finance Committee Parliamentary Review of the Emergencies Act
[ 2022-02-10 ]Opening Remarks by Barry MacKillop, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada at the House of Commons Public Safety and National Security Committee
[ 2021-11-09 ]Speaking Notes for Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Canadian Conference
[ 2021-11-03 ]Remarks from Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada at the ACAMS 9th Annual AML and Anti-Financial Crime Conference
Financial intelligence contributions
Section for financial intelligence contributions of FINTRAC in the news
Date Subject
[ 2022-11-23 ] Project Collector halts Cross-Canada money laundering
[ 2022-10-31 ] Three arrested, 178 grams of cocaine seized after Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Team investigation into trafficking in Melfort area
[ 2022-10-25 ] RCMP Federal Policing Integrated Money Laundering Investigative Team charge man in $2.1 million mortgage fraud scheme
[ 2022-09-28 ] Project Cobra Intercepts $55 Million Worth of Drugs
[ 2022-08-30 ] RCMP restrains lakefront home in relation to proceeds of crime
[ 2022-07-21 ] Two arrested in Southeast Alberta fentanyl seizure
[ 2022-07-07 ] Project Carnet: three individuals charged in money laundering investigation
[ 2022-07-05 ] RCMP unravel money laundering scheme leading to charges for five individuals
[ 2022-06-23 ] Project Deception disrupts interprovincial drug network
[ 2022-06-10 ] Yukon RCMP Crime Reduction Unit arrest: speaking notes from media availability on June 8, 2022
[ 2022-06-07 ] Significant drug seizure/70 criminal charges laid as result of investigation into sophisticated crime group distributing large quantities of drugs in SK and AB
[ 2022-05-17 ] Theodor Hennig sentenced in Provincial Court
[ 2022-05-11 ] RCMP uncovers complex fraud scheme leading to charges for Toronto family
[ 2022-05-10 ] RCMP investigation leads to counterfeit currency charges
[ 2022-04-14 ] Project Exodus results in four Men charged with Human Trafficking; police seeking further victims and releasing photos
[ 2022-04-08 ] Important seizures: drugs and firearms (In French only)
[ 2022-03-30 ] Manitoba RCMP Project Divergent: Hells Angels, international police forces, and 22 charged
[ 2022-03-11 ] RCMP NL Project Broken comes to successful conclusion with multiple sentences
[ 2022-01-13 ] Operation Phoenix – Drugs & Guns Arrests: R21-23405
[ 2022-01-05 ] Pleas and Sentencing in Fraudulent Investment Scheme
[ 2021-12-17 ] Man charged by RCMP War Crimes section pleads guilty to Wilful promotion of hatred
[ 2021-12-01 ] Ottawa convenience store owner sentenced for tax evasion
[ 2021-11-29 ] Alberta RCMP Federal Policing obtain Canada-wide warrant for husband and wife believed to be operating million-dollar investment scam
[ 2021-11-23 ] Project Elk concludes with eight arrests, millions in drugs and assets seized
[ 2021-11-16 ] Charges laid after lengthy romance fraud investigation
[ 2021-11-16 ] OPP and London Police Service Dismantle Criminal Organization, Seize $32 million in Illegal Cannabis
[ 2021-11-12 ]News Release: RCMP Integrated Money Laundering Investigative Team charge Money Services Business owner
[ 2021-07-15 ]Police Dismantle Criminal Organizations Importing and Trafficking Cocaine and Other Illegal Drugs
[ 2021-06-28 ] Alberta RCMP Federal Policing lay charges in multi-million-dollar fraud and secret commission scheme
[ 2021-06-16 ] RCMP disrupts drug trafficking ring, seizes significant quantity of drugs and firearms
[ 2021-04-09 ] "Project LYNX" Targets Organized Drug Trafficking Network – Leads to Record Setting Seizure for Drug Unit
[ 2021-03-24 ] Alberta RCMP Federal Policing charge husband and wife in multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
[ 2021-02-10 ] RCMP and CBSA investigation leads to the arrest of six individuals and the dismantling of a large human trafficking network

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