Regulatory Agency

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada


The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), Canada's financial intelligence unit, was created in 2000. It is an independent agency intended to contribute to the public safety of Canadians and help protect the integrity of Canada's financial system through the detection and deterrence of money laundering and terrorist financing. It is accountable to Parliament for its activities and was established and operates under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its regulations.

The FINTRAC fulfills its mandate through the following activities:

  • Receiving financial transaction reports and voluntary information on money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Ensuring compliance of reporting entities with the legislation and regulations
  • Producing financial intelligence relevant to money laundering, terrorist activity financing and threats to the security of Canada investigations
  • Researching and analyzing data from a variety of information sources that shed light on trends and patterns
  • Maintaining a registry of money services businesses in Canada
  • Enhancing public awareness and understanding of money laundering and terrorist activity financing

If you do not agree with a decision made by FINTRAC, you may request a review of your file.


Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre
24 floor, 234 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1H7

Toll Free: 1-866-346-8722
Fax: 613-943-7931

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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