Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, January 2011 - August 2018

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, January 2011 - August 2018 Footnote *

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- 0 -- 5 40 85 25 165
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 10 5 -- 5 0 -- -- 10
35
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Quebec 685 1,095 355 200 250 450 1,130 1,645 5,800
Ontario 5,680 2,960 780 1,470 1,880 2,425 2,375 2,455 20,025
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- 10 -- -- 25
Saskatchewan -- 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 5 20
Alberta 55 70 45 20 40 50 105 35 420
British Columbia 180 165 85 70 70 80 185 60
890
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,610 4,295 1,275 1,775 2,245 3,055 3,885 4,235 27,380
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 -- -- -- 25 5
0 35
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 25
-- 45
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 -- -- 45
Quebec 1,250 1,060 755 950 1,075 1,695 3,675 9,595 20,060
Ontario 2,565 2,450 1,900 2,535 2,800 4,875 5,955 2,455 25,535
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 85
145 810 305 1,430
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 10 15 35 45 -- 140
Alberta 185 145 135 175 255 340 545 235
2,015
British Columbia 135 85 110 135 155 220 325 170 1,335
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
--
Total - Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,830 4,390 7,355 11,400 12,775 50,655
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- 10
20
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 0 -- -- -- -- -- 20 5 40
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
British Columbia 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 5
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 10 25 15 65
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- -- 5 10 65 90 25 195
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 10 30 20
95
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 5 -- 45
Quebec 1,935 2,160 1,115 1,155 1,320 2,150 4,825 11,245 25,900
Ontario 8,250 5,410 2,680 4,005 4,680 7,305 8,325 4,910 45,560
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 85 150 815 305 1,450
Saskatchewan 15 -- 25 15 15 35 45 10
160
Alberta 235 215 180 195 295 390 650 275 2,435
British Columbia 310 245 200 205 225 305 515 230
2,235
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Total - Ports of Entry 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,610 6,640 10,420 15,310 17,025 78,105
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 -- -- 0 0 -- 0 5
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 -- 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 5
New Brunswick 0 0 -- -- 0 0 10 -- 10
Quebec 70 75 35 55 105 240 5,355 1,385 7,320
Ontario 370 350 230 220 220 545 770 1,130 3,845
Manitoba 20 75 10 90 35 10 105 -- 355
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 5 5 0 0 15
Alberta 15 15 205 240 160 355 5 -- 1,000
British Columbia 205 175 120 170 210 515 925 385 2,705
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Inland Offices 680 700 605 780 735 1,675 7,175 2,910 15,265
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - August 2018
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Air Ports of Entry 6,610 4,295 1,275 1,775 2,245 3,055 3,885 4,235 27,380
Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,830 4,390 7,355 11,400 12,775 50,655
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 10 25 10 65
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,610 6,640 10,420 15,310 17,025 78,105
Inland Offices 680 700 605 780 735 1,675 7,175 2,910 15,265
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,770 4,845 6,385 7,375 12,095 22,480 19,935 93,365

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, January 2011 - August 2018Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- -- -- --
15 40
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55 55 30
280
New Brunswick 15 15 5 15 -- 5 20 25 100
Quebec 2,550 2,360 1,295 1,490 1,580 2,315 14,610
5,515 31,715
Ontario 9,860 8,165 3,840 4,960 6,175 8,330 11,065 8,160 60,555
Manitoba 95 50 40 50 60 80 180 105 660
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 20 40 60 35 300
Alberta 585 505 105 165 510 465 1,090 765 4,185
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 540 885 780 4,280
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Total - IRCC 13,840 11,700 5,530 7,070 8,750 11,835 27,965 15,430 102,120

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, January 2011 - August 2018 Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 -- 10 10 65 95 45 240
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 15
Nova Scotia 40 50 20 30 45 65 85 50
385
New Brunswick 20 20 10 20 5 20 35 30
160
Quebec 4,555 4,595 2,445 2,700 3,005 4,705 24,790 18,145 64,940
Ontario 18,475 13,925 6,755 9,185 11,075 16,180 20,165 14,205 109,960
Manitoba 145 150 80 160 180 240 1,100 410 2,470
Saskatchewan 60 55 50 35 40 85 105 45 475
Alberta 835 735 490 600 965 1,210 1,745 1,040 7,625
British Columbia 1,175 940 520 720 790 1,355 2,325 1,395 9,220
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
--
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Total - CBSA & IRCC 25,315 20,475 10,380 13,460 16,125 23,930 50,450 35,365 195,490
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