CIMM - Refugees and Resettlement - June 2, 2021

Key messages

Supplementary messages

Refugee resettlement during COVID-19

Human rights defenders

Yazidi

Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

Uyghurs

Economic pathways for refugees

Pre-arrival and post-arrival services

Safety of newcomers and frontline employees

Interim Federal Health Program

Supporting facts and figures

Resettled refugee admissions

  2019 Admissions 2020 Admissions 2021 Admissions Target 2022 Admissions Target 2023 Admissions Target
Government-Assisted 9,950 3,870 12,500 12,500 12,500
Blended Visa-Office Referred 995 50 1,000 1,000 1,000
Privately Sponsored 19,145 5,315 22,500 22,500 22,500
Total 30,090 9,235 36,000 36,000 36,000

Asylum Claims

Asylum Claims - March 21, 2020 to April 30, 2021 by Mode
Mode of Entry Number of Claims
Regular Claims Airport 465
Inland 13,165
Land Border 2,561
Marine 20
Total 16,211
Irregular Claims  Irregular 612
Total claims 16,823

Directed back and/or Safe Third Country Agreement exceptions

From March 21, 2020 to April 30, 2021, 412 asylum seekers were directed back to the United States after attempting to enter Canada.

Between April 22, 2020 and April 30, 2021, there were approximately 2,550 asylum claims at land border ports of entry. Of these, 1,757 claimants met an exception under the Safe Third Country Agreement and were permitted entry to Canada.

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