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.

Services and information

Statistics on asylum claims in Canada

RCMP interceptions and asylum claims by port of entry

Myths about asylum claims: How much do you know?

Take a quiz about irregular border crossing to Canada

Asylum and immigration: Separate Processes

Asylum claims made at the border are not delaying immigration applications. Two separate processes are followed.

Claiming asylum: All laws are enforced

All laws are enforced and a strict process is followed for those claiming asylum.


Explore immigration programs

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