Terrorist Property

Reporting entities must submit a terrorist property report if they have any of the following property in their possession or control:

  • that they know is owned or controlled by or on behalf of a terrorist or a terrorist group; or
  • effective June 23, 2008, that they believe is owned or controlled by or on behalf of a listed person.

A terrorist property report includes information about the property as well as any transaction or proposed transaction relating to that property.

In this context, property means any type of real or personal property. This includes any deed or instrument giving title or right to property, or giving right to money or goods. For example, cash, bank accounts, insurance policies, money orders, real estate, securities, precious metals and stones, and traveler's cheques, among other types of assets, are considered property.

A terrorist or a terrorist group includes anyone that has as one of their purposes or activities facilitating or carrying out any terrorist activity. A terrorist group includes anyone on a list published in Regulations Establishing a List of Entities issued under the Criminal Code. You can consult that list of entities on the Public Safety Canada Web Site.

A listed person includes anyone on a list published in the Schedule of the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism issued under the United Nations Act. It means they are believed to:

  • have carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity; or
  • be controlled directly or indirectly by, be acting on behalf of, at the direction of, or in association with any individual or entity conducting any of the above activities.

A terrorist group or a listed person can be an individual, a corporation, a group, a trust, a partnership or a fund. It can also be an unincorporated association or organization.

Reporting to FINTRAC

Once you know or believe that any property in your possession or control is owned or controlled by or on behalf of a terrorist, a terrorist group or a listed person, or after any transaction is proposed for such a property, a terrorist property report must be sent to FINTRAC without delay. For more information about this, please see Reporting terrorist property to FINTRAC.

Unlike other reports to FINTRAC, a terrorist property report is only submitted on paper. You cannot send this report electronically at this time. Print terrorist property report form (PDF Version, 167 kb)

Additional information

If you are not sure that you are dealing with a terrorist, but suspect that you might be, then a suspicious transaction report is required if a transaction occurred or was attempted. For more information about submitting reports to FINTRAC relating to suspicions of terrorist financing, terrorist-related offences or other Government of Canada efforts to combat terrorism and terrorist activities, refer to Guideline 1: Backgrounder and STR guidance.

You may also wish to consult the following websites:

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