Department of Finance Canada
The Department of Finance Canada is responsible for the overall stewardship of the Canadian economy. This includes preparing the annual federal budget, as well as advising the Government on economic and fiscal matters, tax and tariff policy, social measures, security issues, financial stability and Canada’s international commitments.
We lead the Finance portfolio for the Government of Canada and work in close collaboration with our partners.
Supporting a stronger middle class, an affordable economy, and a healthy future for Canadians.
Services and information
Read the Government of Canada’s plan for how it collects and spends money each year.
Federal transfers to provinces and territories
The Government provides financial support through the Canada Health Transfer (CHT), the Canada Social Transfer (CST), Equalization, and Territorial Formula Financing (TFF).
The department develops and evaluates federal tax policies and legislation in the areas of personal income tax, business income tax, and sales and excise tax.
Financial sector policy
The department develops policies and frameworks about the financial sector, federal financial institutions and systems, federal borrowing and investments, and capital markets.
International trade and finance policy
The department develops international trade, finance, and development policies in cooperation with its international partners.
Promotional campaigns and initiatives led by Finance Canada.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
New measures that are coming into force now to help Canadians who need it most this year.
Census of Population
Did you know, Canada has the largest share of college and university graduates than any other country in the G7? Discover new data insights from the 2021 Census on education; labour and language of work; commuting; and instruction in the official minority language in Canada.
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