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.
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Services and information
Read the Government of Canada’s plan for how it collects and spends money each year.
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.
The department develops policies and frameworks about the financial sector, federal financial institutions and systems, federal borrowing and investments, and capital markets.
The department develops international trade, finance, and development policies in cooperation with its international partners.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
New measures that are coming into force now to help Canadians who need it most this year.
The sixth release of findings from the 2021 Census are available! Discover census data on citizenship and immigration; ethnocultural and religious composition of the population; and mobility and migration of Canadians.
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