The following information is excerpted from the FINTRAC website. For a complete description of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) visit their website at
Who We Are
The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, or FINTRAC, is Canada's financial intelligence unit, a specialized agency created to collect, analyze and disclose financial information and intelligence on suspected money laundering and terrorist activities financing . Created in July 2000, the Centre is an integral part of our country's engagement in the global fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities.
The Centre was created to detect and deter money laundering by providing critical information to support the investigation or prosecution of money laundering offences. In December 2001, this mandate was expanded to include the detection and deterrence of terrorist activity financing.
More specifically, FINTRAC's mandate is to:
FINTRAC's Mission is to provide law enforcement and intelligence agencies with financial intelligence on money laundering, terrorist activity financing and threats to the security of Canada, while ensuring the protection of the information it holds.
Our Vision is to be a leader in providing timely and high quality financial intelligence in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, and thereby contribute to the public safety of Canadians.