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
ProvincesJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptOctTotal
New Brunswick00000000000
Quebec2,3672,1542,4922,7913,4493,0643,6453,2343,6503,90130,747
Ontario00000000000
Manitoba01233335101646
Saskatchewan00030000003
Alberta00001300004
British Columbia16988401429103534203
Total - RCMP2,3832,1642,5022,8053,4933,0843,6773,2493,6953,95131,003

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 - July 2022

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador000000000----
Prince Edward Island00000000000
Nova Scotia00000--------510
New Brunswick00000000000
Quebec4154056055657409551,0301,0401,5251,4108,695
Ontario3052753303704103503403804806253,875
Manitoba00000000000
Saskatchewan00000000000
Alberta10151055151515--20120
British Columbia15152515303035353535270
Yukon00000000000
Northwest Territories00000000000
Nunavut00000000000
Total - Air Ports of Entry7407109759601,1901,3501,4251,4752,0452,10012,970
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador00000000000
Prince Edward Island00000000000
Nova Scotia00000000000
New Brunswick00----0--0----05
Quebec2,3552,2502,5152,7653,6153,1253,7253,3403,7303,97031,385
Ontario2752803804555105204304755154654,300
Manitoba00--------1010102060
Saskatchewan000--00--00--5
Alberta1551525403060302530280
British Columbia20353525251535505030320
Yukon00000000000
Northwest Territories00000000000
Nunavut00000000000
Total - Land Ports of Entry2,6652,5702,9453,2804,1903,7004,2603,9054,3304,51036,360
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador00000000000
Prince Edward Island00000000000
Nova Scotia000000000----
New Brunswick00000--0000--
Quebec--0----0000--1020
Ontario00000000000
Manitoba00000000000
Saskatchewan00000000000
Alberta00000000000
British Columbia00--00000--0--
Yukon00000000000
Northwest Territories00000000000
Nunavut00000000000
Total - Marine Ports of Entry--0----0--00--1025
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador000000000----
Prince Edward Island00000000000
Nova Scotia00000--------1010
New Brunswick00----0--0----010
Quebec2,7752,6553,1253,3354,3554,0804,7554,3805,2555,39040,100
Ontario5805557108259208707708559951,0908,175
Manitoba00--------1010102060
Saskatchewan000--00--00--5
Alberta25252530455075503050395
British Columbia35506040554570858565595
Yukon00000000000
Northwest Territories00000000000
Nunavut00000000000
Total - Ports of Entry3,4103,2853,9254,2405,3755,0505,6855,3806,3756,62549,355
Inland Offices
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador00000000000
Prince Edward Island00000000000
Nova Scotia000000--000--
New Brunswick000000000----
Quebec--551010151052020100
Ontario10101525252515151520175
Manitoba000--00--000--
Saskatchewan00000000000
Alberta0000000--00--
British Columbia15202520403530255565335
Yukon00000000000
Northwest Territories00000000000
Nunavut00000000000
Total - Inland Offices303545607570604590100615
Summary of Asylum Claimants processed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), January - October 2022
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total
Air Ports of Entry 740 710 975 960 1,190 1,350 1,425 1,475 2,045 2,100 12,970
Land Ports of Entry 2,665 2,570 2,945 3,280 4,190 3,700 4,260 3,905 4,330 4,510 36,360
Marine Ports of Entry -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 0 -- 10 25
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 3,410 3,285 3,925 4,240 5,375 5,050 5,685 5,380 6,375 6,625 49,355
Inland Offices 30 35 45 60 75 70 60 45 90 100 615
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 3,440 3,320 3,970 4,300 5,455 5,120 5,745 5,425 6,465 6,730 49,970

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 - October 2022
Provinces/Territories Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 15
Prince Edward Island 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 5 5 5 -- -- 10 5 10 10 10 65
New Brunswick -- -- -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 5 20
Quebec 405 510 540 460 495 555 560 705 700 830 5,755
Ontario 1,100 1,175 1,165 1,025 1,050 1,240 1,220 1,670 1,475 1,460 12,585
Manitoba 30 5 15 20 15 20 15 25 20 15 180
Saskatchewan -- -- 10 5 -- 0 -- -- 10 5 45
Alberta 110 95 140 105 100 110 95 150 120 125 1,145
British Columbia 150 175 235 175 175 245 210 295 180 220 2,060
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 -- --
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - IRCC 1,805 1,975 2,115 1,790 1,840 2,190 2,110 2,855 2,515 2,670 21,875

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 - October 2022
Provinces/TerritoriesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctTotal
Newfoundland and Labrador0------0----0----15
Prince Edward Island0--00--00000--
Nova Scotia555----101010151580
New Brunswick----5--05------530
Quebec3,1803,1703,6703,8054,8604,6505,3255,0955,9756,24045,960
Ontario1,6901,7401,8951,8751,9952,1352,0052,5402,4802,57020,930
Manitoba3052025152525353030240
Saskatchewan----1010--05--10550
Alberta1351151651351451601702001451751,545
British Columbia2002503202402703253154003203452,985
Yukon00000000000
Northwest Territories0000000--0----
Nunavut00000000000
Outside Canada00000000000
Total - CBSA & IRCC5,2455,2956,0906,0907,2957,3107,8558,2808,9809,40071,840

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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