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), 2011 - 2016 Footnote *

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador0----5--5
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia1010--5----
New Brunswick000000
Quebec6951,085360305340455
Ontario5,6752,9657751,4651,8652,445
Manitoba0--00--0
Saskatchewan00--0----
Alberta556535202535
British Columbia1801751058580100
Yukon000000
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Air Ports of Entry6,6154,3051,2801,8852,3203,040
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador000000
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia0--0000
New Brunswick1055----25
Quebec1,3351,2957858751,0352,525
Ontario2,6602,3401,9952,6302,7903,935
Manitoba20152510225505
Saskatchewan----------30
Alberta3530356570120
British Columbia12585110130170220
Yukon000005
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Land Ports of Entry4,1853,7702,9553,7154,2907,365
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador000000
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia--------0--
New Brunswick0--0000
Quebec0----------
Ontario000000
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 Labrador0----5--5
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia1015--5--5
New Brunswick1055----25
Quebec2,0302,3801,1501,1851,3802,980
Ontario8,3355,3052,7704,0954,6556,380
Manitoba20152510225505
Saskatchewan----------30
Alberta9090708595160
British Columbia305260215215250325
Yukon000005
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Ports of Entry10,8008,0754,2405,6056,62010,420
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador00----00
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia0--0000
New Brunswick00--000
Quebec7075355595240
Ontario365345220190145135
Manitoba2075101004010
Saskatchewan----000--
Alberta15101515155
British Columbia205180125170210515
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 offices 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Land Ports of Entry 4,185 3,770 2,955 3,715 4,290 7,365
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 5 10
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,800 8,075 4,240 5,605 6,620 10,420
Inland Offices 675 690 410 525 505 910
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,765 4,650 6,130 7,120 11,325

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/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55
New Brunswick 15 20 5 10 -- 5
Quebec 2,545 2,360 1,290 1,490 1,580 2,310
Ontario 9,855 8,165 3,850 4,985 6,220 8,690
Manitoba 95 50 40 50 50 80
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 30 45
Alberta 585 510 290 385 650 805
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 535
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - IRCC 13,840 11,705 5,715 7,310 8,930 12,535

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

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, 2011 - 2016
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 40 50 20 30 40 60
New Brunswick 20 25 15 15 5 30
Quebec 4,645 4,820 2,470 2,725 3,055 5,530
Ontario 18,560 13,815 6,840 9,270 11,020 15,205
Manitoba 140 145 75 160 320 595
Saskatchewan 45 55 25 25 30 75
Alberta 690 610 375 485 760 970
British Columbia 1,165 950 535 730 815 1,375
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 5
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - CBSA & IRCC 25,315 20,475 10,365 13,445 16,055 23,860
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