Multiple embarrassing money laundering incidents in British Columbia have moved provincial officials to set up a registry that will collect ownership information on new condominium developments and attempt to remediate past suspicious real estate transactions. The initiative, starting January 1, 2019, is aimed in part at curbing the costs of living in the province’s largest city, which ranks as the least affordable real estate market in North America. 

The practice of laundering money in Canadian casinos via Chinese citizens began in 2009 and reached it's peak in 2015, accounting for millions in undetected, laundered proceeds.