Asylum claims by year – 2022

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 2022 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 2022

RCMP Interceptions
Provinces Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
New Brunswick00000
Quebec2,3672,1542,4922,7919,804
Ontario00000
Manitoba01236
Saskatchewan00033
Alberta00000
British Columbia1698841
Total - RCMP2,3832,1642,5022,8059,854

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 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January - February 2022

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 415 405 605 570 1,990
Ontario 305 275 330 370 1,280
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 10 15 10 5 40
British Columbia 15 15 25 15 75
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Air Ports of Entry 740 710 975 960 3,385
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 00000
Prince Edward Island 00000
Nova Scotia 00000
New Brunswick 00------
Quebec 2,3602,2502,5152,7709,895
Ontario 2752803804601,400
Manitoba 00----5
Saskatchewan 000----
Alberta 155152560
British Columbia 25353525115
Yukon 00000
Northwest Territories 00000
Nunavut 00000
Total - Land Ports of Entry 2,675 2,570 2,950 3,285 11,480
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Newfoundland and Labrador00000
Prince Edward Island00000
Nova Scotia00000
New Brunswick00000
Quebec--0----10
Ontario00000
Manitoba00000
Saskatchewan00000
Alberta00000
British Columbia00--0--
Yukon00000
Northwest Territories00000
Nunavut00000
Total - Marine Ports of Entry -- 0 -- -- 10
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Newfoundland and Labrador00000
Prince Edward Island00000
Nova Scotia00000
New Brunswick00------
Quebec2,7752,6553,1253,33511,890
Ontario5805557108352,680
Manitoba00----5
Saskatchewan000----
Alberta25252530100
British Columbia35506540190
Yukon00000
Northwest Territories00000
Nunavut00000
Total - Ports of Entry 3,420 3,285 3,925 4,250 14,875
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Prince Edward Island00000
Nova Scotia00000
New Brunswick00000
Quebec--551025
Ontario1010152560
Manitoba000----
Saskatchewan00000
Alberta00000
British Columbia1520252085
Yukon00000
Northwest Territories00000
Nunavut00000
Total - Inland Offices 30 35 45 55 170
Summary of Asylum Claimants processed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), January - April 2022
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Air Ports of Entry7407109759603,385
Land Ports of Entry2,6752,5702,9503,28511,480
Marine Ports of Entry--0----10
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)3,4203,2853,9254,25014,875
Inland Offices30354555170
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 3,445 3,320 3,970 4,305 15,045

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 - April 2022
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Newfoundland and Labrador0------5
Prince Edward Island0--00--
Nova Scotia555--15
New Brunswick------010
Quebec4105005404601,910
Ontario1,1101,1851,1751,0254,495
Manitoba305152070
Saskatchewan----10520
Alberta11095140100445
British Columbia150185235180750
Yukon00000
Northwest Territories00000
Nunavut00000
Outside Canada00000
Total - IRCC 1,815 1,985 2,125 1,795 7,720

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 - April 2022
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Newfoundland and Labrador0------5
Prince Edward Island0--00--
Nova Scotia555--15
New Brunswick----5--10
Quebec3,1853,1603,6703,81013,820
Ontario1,7001,7501,9001,8857,240
Manitoba305202580
Saskatchewan----101020
Alberta135115165130545
British Columbia2002603202401,020
Yukon00000
Northwest Territories00000
Nunavut00000
Outside Canada00000
Total - CBSA & IRCC5,2655,3056,0956,10022,765

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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