Asylum claims by year – 2021

The data posted to the IRCC website is considered preliminary and subject to change. Updated data for previous months is published to our website on a monthly basis as it becomes available and according to the monthly data release schedule.

These numbers reflect asylum claim numbers for 2021 and are still subject to change.

Backgrounder: Claiming asylum in Canada – what happens?

Refugee protection claims statistics (Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)

Asylum claims and interceptions

Monthly report - Calendar year 2021

RCMP Interceptions
ProvincesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
New Brunswick0000000
Quebec283929291211148
Ontario0000000
Manitoba10523011
Saskatchewan0000000
Alberta0000000
British Columbia1012213634
Total - RCMP394036332817193

The number of “RCMP interceptions” refers to asylum seekers apprehended between the ports of entry and does not reflect other border crossings. These numbers may be included in either CBSA or IRCC processing results as the asylum seekers are turned over by the RCMP to these agencies if a claim of refugee status is made.

Asylum Claimants processed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), January - December 2021

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador0000000
Prince Edward Island0000000
Nova Scotia000--00--
New Brunswick0000000
Quebec20151510151085
Ontario453020403535205
Manitoba0000000
Saskatchewan0000000
Alberta----00--0--
British Columbia------0--1020
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Total - Air Ports of Entry704540505555315
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador0000000
Prince Edward Island0000000
Nova Scotia0000000
New Brunswick--000--0--
Quebec951006595100115575
Ontario13511595110120140715
Manitoba00--------10
Saskatchewan0--0--0----
Alberta--10255--1060
British Columbia1010515101570
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Total - Land Ports of Entry2502351952352402801,430
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador0000000
Prince Edward Island0000000
Nova Scotia0000000
New Brunswick0000000
Quebec--0----005
Ontario0000000
Manitoba0000000
Saskatchewan0000000
Alberta0000000
British Columbia0000505
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Total - Marine Ports of Entry--0----5010
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador0000000
Prince Edward Island0000000
Nova Scotia000--00--
New Brunswick--000--0--
Quebec12011080110115125660
Ontario180145115150155175920
Manitoba00--------10
Saskatchewan0--0--0----
Alberta51025551060
British Columbia15101015202095
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Total - Ports of Entry3202852302853003351,755
Inland Offices
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador0000000
Prince Edward Island0000000
Nova Scotia0000000
New Brunswick0000000
Quebec--------5520
Ontario515101551055
Manitoba0000000
Saskatchewan0000000
Alberta0--0000--
British Columbia2010155201085
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Total - Inland Offices303025203025160
Summary of Asylum Claimants processed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), January - June 2021
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland officesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Air Ports of Entry704540505555315
Land Ports of Entry2502351952352402801,430
Marine Ports of Entry--0----5010
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)3202852302853003351,755
Inland Offices303025203025160
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices3503102603053303601,915

These statistics include asylum claimants intercepted by the RCMP and brought to a CBSA designated port of entry or inland office, and do not include asylum claims made at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada offices. Figures may vary slightly depending on the date when the claim was received.

Please note that all values between 0 and 5 are shown as “--”. This is done to prevent individuals from being identified when data is compiled and compared to other publicly available statistics. All other values are rounded to the closest multiple of 5 for the same reason; as a result of rounding, data may not sum to the totals indicated.

Asylum Claimants processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), January - June 2021
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador--0--0----5
Prince Edward Island00--000--
Nova Scotia----5------15
New Brunswick--5--00--15
Quebec2202002701801951551,220
Ontario4404855604554754452,860
Manitoba--10555--35
Saskatchewan5----5----15
Alberta654065654535315
British Columbia1158511590100105610
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Outside Canada0000000
Total - IRCC8508251,0308058307505,090

Please note that all values between 0 and 5 are shown as “--”. This is done to prevent individuals from being identified when data is compiled and compared to other publicly available statistics. All other values are rounded to the closest multiple of 5 for the same reason; as a result of rounding, data may not sum to the totals indicated.

Total Asylum Claimants processed by the CBSA and IRCC, January - June 2021
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador--0--0----5
Prince Edward Island00--000--
Nova Scotia----5------20
New Brunswick55--0----20
Quebec3403153502903152851,905
Ontario6256456856156356303,830
Manitoba--10101010545
Saskatchewan5----5----20
Alberta705090705045375
British Columbia145110140115140135785
Yukon0000000
Northwest Territories0000000
Nunavut0000000
Outside Canada0000000
Total - CBSA & IRCC1,2001,1401,2851,1151,1601,1107,005

Please note that all values between 0 and 5 are shown as “--”. This is done to prevent individuals from being identified when data is compiled and compared to other publicly available statistics. All other values are rounded to the closest multiple of 5 for the same reason; as a result of rounding, data may not sum to the totals indicated.

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