Department of Finance Canada

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Department of Finance Canada
Department overview
Formed July 1, 1867

Department responsible for

  • Economic and Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Development and Corporate Finance
  • Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy
  • Financial Sector Policy
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Tax Policy
  • Corporate Services
Jurisdiction Canada
Employees 1000
Minister responsible

Department of Finance Canada operates under the Minister of Finance. Its purpose is to ensure a healthy Canadian economy by developing polices of sound economic management and providing expert advice to the government.[1]

One of the two towers of L'Esplanade Laurier, headquarters of the Department of Finance

The department is headquartered in the Esplanade Laurier building in downtown Ottawa at the corner of O'Connor and Laurier.


The department is divided into several branches:

  • Economic and Fiscal Policy Branch
  • Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch
  • Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch
  • Financial Sector Policy Branch
  • International Trade and Finance Branch
  • Tax Policy Branch
  • Law Branch
  • Corporate Services Branch
  • Consultations and Communications Branch

Related legislation[edit]

Acts and legislations under the Department:

  • Income Tax Act
  • Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
  • Customs Act
  • Customs Tariff Act
  • Excise Act
  • Excise Tax Act
  • Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Act
  • Income Tax Conventions Implementation Act
  • Payment Clearing and Settlement Act
  • Financial Administration Act
  • Special Import Measures Act


  1. ^ "About Finance Canada". About Finance Canada. Finance Canada. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 

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