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

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- 0 5 5 40 85 0 135
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 10 5 -- 5 0 -- -- 0 25
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Quebec 685 1,095 355 200 250 445 1,130 320 4,480
Ontario 5,680 2,955 780 1,470 1,880 2,425 2,370 630 18,195
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- 10 -- 0 20
Saskatchewan -- 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- 20
Alberta 55 70 45 20 45 50 100 5 390
British Columbia 180 165 85 70 70 80 190 20 850
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,610 4,295 1,275 1,775 2,245 3,055 3,885 980 24,125
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 -- -- 30 0 40
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 5 0 40
Quebec 1,250 1,060 755 855 985 1,695 3,665 400 10,670
Ontario 2,565 2,450 1,900 2,525 2,795 4,875 5,965 500 23,575
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 85 145 810 45 1,170
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 10 15 35 45 0 140
Alberta 185 145 135 175 255 340 545 45 1,820
British Columbia 135 85 110 135 155 220 335 50 1,215
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 3,725 4,295 7,355 11,400 1,035 38,720
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
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 0 -- -- -- -- -- 20 -- 35
Ontario 0 0 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 -- 50
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- -- 5 5 60 90 0 170
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 10 35 0 75
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 5 0 45
Quebec 1,935 2,160 1,115 1,060 1,240 2,150 4,815 720 15,185
Ontario 8,250 5,410 2,680 3,995 4,675 7,300 8,335 1,130 41,770
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 85 150 810 45 1,190
Saskatchewan 15 -- 25 15 15 40 45 -- 160
Alberta 235 215 180 195 295 390 645 50 2,210
British Columbia 310 245 195 205 225 300 520 70 2,075
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Total - All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,505 6,545 10,420 15,310 2,015 62,895
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 --
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 0 10
Quebec 70 75 35 55 105 240 5,115 855 6,545
Ontario 370 350 230 215 205 515 675 40 2,600
Manitoba 20 75 10 90 35 10 105 -- 355
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 5 5 0 0 15
Alberta 15 15 205 235 155 355 5 0 980
British Columbia 205 175 120 165 210 510 925 40 2,350
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 680 700 605 770 715 1,640 6,830 935 12,870
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - February 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 3,885 980 24,125
Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,725 4,295 7,355 11,400 1,035 38,720
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 10 25 -- 50
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,505 6,545 10,420 15,310 2,015 62,895
Inland Offices 680 700 605 770 715 1,640 6,830 935 12,870
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,770 4,845 6,270 7,260 12,060 22,140 2,950 75,765

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 - February 2018Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- -- -- 5 -- 25
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55 50 10 260
New Brunswick 15 15 5 15 -- 5 20 -- 80
Quebec 2,550 2,360 1,295 1,490 1,580 2,315 14,830 2,640 29,060
Ontario 9,860 8,165 3,840 4,965 6,190 8,365 11,140 1,860 54,380
Manitoba 95 50 40 50 60 80 180 25 580
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 20 40 60 10 270
Alberta 585 505 105 170 520 465 1,090 175 3,610
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 540 885 185 3,685
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 7,080 8,770 11,870 28,260 4,910 91,965

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

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 -- 10 10 65 95 -- 200
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 15
Nova Scotia 40 50 20 30 40 65 85 10 340
New Brunswick 20 20 10 20 5 20 35 -- 135
Quebec 4,555 4,600 2,445 2,700 3,010 4,705 24,760 4,210 50,975
Ontario 18,475 13,925 6,755 9,185 11,075 16,175 20,155 3,030 98,770
Manitoba 145 150 80 160 180 245 1,095 70 2,130
Saskatchewan 60 55 50 35 40 85 105 15 445
Alberta 835 735 490 600 965 1,210 1,740 225 6,800
British Columbia 1,175 940 520 715 790 1,355 2,330 295 8,110
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- -- 0 --
Nunavut 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 10,375 13,455 16,120 23,930 50,405 7,860 167,935
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