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Exporting Corruption

Data - Exporting Corruption

Canada

Limited Enforcement level
2 Investigations opened

Canada demonstrates limited enforcement against companies bribing abroad. Although Canada makes up 2.3 per cent of global exports, it only opened two known investigations, commenced one case and concluded 4 cases with sanctions from 2016 until 2019.

Canada faces challenges with its legal framework and enforcement system. The country has no central register of beneficial ownership information of companies.

Canada recently passed legislation regarding deferred prosecution agreements, but the effectiveness of the regime in resolving corruption cases cannot be evaluated until a first agreement is negotiated.