Overview and interpretation

Guideline 1: Backgrounder

Provides information on FINTRAC as well as an overview of Canada’s legislation to combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its associated Regulations.

Guideline 1: Backgrounder

FINTRAC Interpretation notices and policy interpretations

FINTRAC issues FINTRAC interpretation notices (FINs) and policy interpretations to provide technical interpretations and positions regarding certain provisions contained in the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its associated Regulations.

FINTRAC Interpretation notices and policy interpretations

FINTRAC examinations

Your responsibilities and what you can expect from FINTRAC.

FINTRAC examinations

Operational briefs and alerts

Operational briefs and alerts provide indicator-based information for reporting entities on specific money laundering and terrorist financing issues, with a focus on methods, threats, and vulnerabilities.

Operational briefs and alerts

Your role in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing video

An informational video explaining your role in Canada’s fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

Your role in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing


FINTRAC provides guidance to help individuals and entities understand their obligations under the PCMLTFA and its associated Regulations, including how you may be assessed in an examination. However, this should not be considered to be legal advice. Please refer to the PCMLTFA and its associated Regulations for the full description of your obligations.

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