Asylum claims by year – 2011 - 2016

Given the number of border interceptions currently being processed, there is a delay in asylum claims application information appearing in our system. As determinations are made that persons crossing the border are eligible to make an asylum claim, that information is entered into our system and is reflected in the asylum claims data that is published monthly to our website. Applications information is backdated, as appropriate, as it is entered into the system.

Therefore, 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.

Asylum claimants processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offices, 2011 - 2016 Footnote *

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador5----10540
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia5------0--
New Brunswick--000--0
Quebec6651,030350285325435
Ontario5,6753,0057901,4901,8802,425
Manitoba----------5
Saskatchewan50--50--
Alberta7511050355055
British Columbia17514585556075
Yukon00000--
Northwest Territories--00000
Nunavut0----000
Total - Air Ports of Entry6,6154,3051,2801,8852,3253,040
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador--5------20
Prince Edward Island0010000
Nova Scotia0----0----
New Brunswick5----5--15
Quebec1,2051,0057308009551,665
Ontario2,5852,4951,9252,5702,8404,950
Manitoba3020251580145
Saskatchewan15515101530
Alberta200150140185245335
British Columbia13585105125150210
Yukon00--00--
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000--00
Total - Land Ports of Entry4,1853,7702,9603,7154,2957,375
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador000000
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia--0----0--
New Brunswick000000
Quebec0----------
Ontario0--0000
Manitoba000000
Saskatchewan000000
Alberta000000
British Columbia000----5
Yukon000000
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Marine Ports of Entry------5510
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador510--101055
Prince Edward Island0010000
Nova Scotia101055--10
New Brunswick10----5--15
Quebec1,8652,0401,0801,0901,2802,105
Ontario8,2655,5052,7154,0554,7207,375
Manitoba3520302080150
Saskatchewan20515151535
Alberta275260190225295390
British Columbia315230190180215290
Yukon00--00--
Northwest Territories--00000
Nunavut0------00
Total - Ports of Entry10,8008,0754,2405,6056,62010,425
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador00----00
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia0--0000
New Brunswick00--000
Quebec7075355595240
Ontario365345220190145140
Manitoba2075101004010
Saskatchewan----000--
Alberta15101515155
British Columbia205180125170210510
Yukon000000
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Inland Offices675690410525505910
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, 2011 - 2016
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices201120122013201420152016
Air Ports of Entry6,6154,3051,2801,8852,3253,040
Land Ports of Entry4,1853,7702,9603,7154,2957,375
Marine Ports of Entry------5510
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)10,8008,0754,2405,6056,62010,425
Inland Offices675690410525505910
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices11,4758,7654,6506,1307,12511,335

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.

Asylum claimants processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offices, 2011 - 2016 Footnote *

Asylum Claimants Processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, 2011 - 2016
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador550--5--
Prince Edward Island--00000
Nova Scotia303515254055
New Brunswick1515510--5
Quebec2,5452,3601,2901,4901,5802,310
Ontario9,8558,1653,8504,9856,2208,690
Manitoba955040505080
Saskatchewan455025203045
Alberta585510290385650805
British Columbia660515200345355535
Yukon000000
Northwest Territories--00000
Nunavut000000
Outside Canada000000
Total - IRCC13,84011,7055,7157,3108,93012,535

Total asylum claimants processed by CBSA & IRCC offices, 2011 - 2016 Footnote *

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, 2011 - 2016
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador1015--101560
Prince Edward Island--010000
Nova Scotia404520304065
New Brunswick20201015520
Quebec4,4854,4802,4052,6302,9554,660
Ontario18,48514,0156,7859,23011,08516,200
Manitoba15015080165175240
Saskatchewan655540354580
Alberta8757804956259601,200
British Columbia1,1759205106957801,340
Yukon00--00--
Northwest Territories--00000
Nunavut0------00
Outside Canada000000
Total - CBSA & IRCC25,31520,47010,36513,44516,05523,870
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