Irregular border crossings and asylum in Canada

We are working to protect the integrity of our border and the security of our country while providing refuge to people in need of protection.

When asylum seekers come to Canada and ask for protection, we apply our strict policies and procedures to each case.

If you’re affected by Hurricane Dorian

The requirements to become a refugee in Canada remain the same.

Services and information

For asylum seekers: What you need to know

What asylum is for and how the process works

Irregular border crossings: What is Canada doing?

Managing the border, processing claims and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force

Statistics on asylum claims in Canada

RCMP interceptions and asylum claims for 2017 and 2018 by port of entry

Myths about asylum claims: How much do you know?

Take a quiz about irregular border crossing to Canada


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