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

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 -- -- 5 5 40 75 40 170
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 5 -- -- -- 0 -- -- 10 30
New Brunswick -- 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Québec 665 1,035 350 285 320 440 1,125 2,915 7,135
Ontario 5,675 3,005 790 1,490 1,885 2,420 2,380 3,735 21,380
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- 5 -- 10 30
Saskatchewan 5 0 -- 5 0 -- -- 5 25
Alberta 75 115 50 35 50 55 100 90 570
British Columbia 180 145 85 55 60 75 180 115 895
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 --
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,615 4,305 1,280 1,885 2,325 3,040 3,875 6,930 30,250
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 -- -- 0 -- 20 10 -- 35
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 25 5 45
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 5 10 55
Québec 1,210 1,010 730 805 960 1,660 3,640 15,040 25,055
Ontario 2,580 2,495 1,930 2,565 2,840 4,955 6,165 4,390 27,920
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 80 145 860 430 1,605
Saskatchewan 15 5 15 10 15 30 40 10 140
Alberta 200 145 140 185 250 340 545 475 2,275
British Columbia 135 85 110 125 150 205 340 295 1,445
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 -- --
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Total - Land Ports of Entry 4,185 3,770 2,960 3,715 4,295 7,375 11,635 20,660 58,585
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 -- -- 0 -- -- 10 20
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Québec 0 -- -- -- -- -- 20 5 40
Ontario 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 -- -- 5 -- -- 10
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 5 10 25 20 75
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 -- -- 5 5 55 80 40 205
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 10 30 30 100
New Brunswick 10 -- -- 5 -- 15 10 10 55
Québec 1,875 2,045 1,080 1,095 1,285 2,100 4,785 17,965 32,230
Ontario 8,255 5,500 2,720 4,055 4,725 7,375 8,545 8,125 49,305
Manitoba 35 20 30 20 80 150 865 440 1,635
Saskatchewan 20 5 15 15 15 35 45 15 165
Alberta 280 260 185 220 295 390 650 565 2,845
British Columbia 315 230 190 185 215 285 520 415 2,350
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 -- 5
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Total - Ports of Entry 10,800 8,075 4,240 5,605 6,620 10,425 15,530 27,610 88,910
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 -- -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
New Brunswick 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- -- --
Québec 70 75 35 55 95 240 5,140 1,135 6,850
Ontario 365 345 220 190 145 140 185 140 1,730
Manitoba 20 75 10 100 40 10 5 -- 270
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Alberta 15 10 15 15 15 5 5 -- 80
British Columbia 205 180 125 170 210 510 905 520 2,820
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Inland Offices 675 690 410 525 505 910 6,240 1,805 11,765
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - December 2018
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Air Ports of Entry 6,615 4,305 1,280 1,885 2,325 3,040 3,875 6,930 30,250
Land Ports of Entry 4,185 3,770 2,960 3,715 4,295 7,375 11,635 20,660 58,585
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 5 10 25 20 75
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,800 8,075 4,240 5,605 6,620 10,425 15,530 27,610 88,910
Inland Offices 675 690 410 525 505 910 6,240 1,805 11,765
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,765 4,650 6,130 7,125 11,335 21,775 29,415 100,675

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 - December 2018Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- 5 -- 5 30 55
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55 50 50 300
New Brunswick 15 15 5 10 -- 5 20 35 105
Québec 2,545 2,360 1,290 1,490 1,580 2,310 14,810 8,860 35,250
Ontario 9,855 8,165 3,850 4,985 6,220 8,690 11,455 14,480 67,705
Manitoba 95 50 40 50 50 80 220 180 770
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 30 45 60 55 330
Alberta 585 510 290 385 650 805 1,080 1,190 5,500
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 535 910 1,395 4,910
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - IRCC 13,840 11,705 5,715 7,310 8,930 12,535 28,615 26,280 114,930

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

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 10 10 -- 10 10 60 90 70 265
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 15
Nova Scotia 40 45 20 30 40 65 80 80 405
New Brunswick 20 20 10 15 5 20 30 50 170
Québec 4,495 4,485 2,400 2,635 2,955 4,655 24,740 27,965 74,325
Ontario 18,480 14,015 6,790 9,230 11,090 16,205 20,185 22,750 118,740
Manitoba 150 150 80 165 175 240 1,095 625 2,675
Saskatchewan 65 55 40 35 45 80 105 75 495
Alberta 875 780 495 625 960 1,205 1,735 1,760 8,425
British Columbia 1,175 920 515 700 780 1,335 2,335 2,330 10,080
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 -- 5
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - CBSA & IRCC 25,315 20,470 10,365 13,440 16,055 23,870 50,390 55,695 215,605
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