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/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 -- -- 5 5 40
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 5 -- -- -- 0 --
New Brunswick -- 0 0 0 -- 0
Québec 665 1,035 350 285 325 440
Ontario 5,675 3,000 790 1,490 1,880 2,420
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- 5
Saskatchewan 5 0 -- 5 0 --
Alberta 75 115 50 35 50 55
British Columbia 180 145 85 55 60 75
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 --
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,615 4,305 1,280 1,885 2,325 3,040
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 5 -- -- -- 20
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 -- -- 0 -- --
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15
Québec 1,210 1,005 730 805 955 1,665
Ontario 2,585 2,495 1,925 2,565 2,845 4,955
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 80 140
Saskatchewan 15 5 15 10 15 30
Alberta 200 150 140 185 245 340
British Columbia 135 85 105 125 150 210
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Total - Land Ports of Entry 4,185 3,770 2,960 3,715 4,295 7,375
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia -- 0 -- -- 0 --
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0
Québec 0 -- -- -- -- --
Ontario 0 -- 0 0 0 0
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0
British Columbia 0 0 0 -- -- 5
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 5 10
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 10 -- 10 10 55
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 10
New Brunswick 10 -- -- 5 -- 15
Québec 1,875 2,040 1,080 1,095 1,285 2,105
Ontario 8,260 5,500 2,715 4,055 4,725 7,375
Manitoba 35 20 30 20 80 150
Saskatchewan 20 5 15 15 15 35
Alberta 275 260 190 220 295 390
British Columbia 315 230 190 185 215 285
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Total - Ports of Entry 10,800 8,075 4,240 5,605 6,620 10,425
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 -- -- 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 -- 0 0 0 0
New Brunswick 0 0 -- 0 0 0
Québec 70 75 35 55 95 240
Ontario 365 345 220 190 145 140
Manitoba 20 75 10 100 40 10
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 0 --
Alberta 15 10 15 15 15 5
British Columbia 205 180 125 170 210 510
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Inland Offices 675 690 410 525 505 910
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
Air Ports of Entry 6,615 4,305 1,280 1,885 2,325 3,040
Land Ports of Entry 4,185 3,770 2,960 3,715 4,295 7,375
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 10,425
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 7,125 11,335

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/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- 5 --
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55
New Brunswick 15 15 5 10 -- 5
Québec 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
Newfoundland and Labrador 10 15 -- 10 15 60
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 40 45 20 30 40 65
New Brunswick 20 20 10 15 5 20
Québec 4,490 4,480 2,405 2,635 2,955 4,655
Ontario 18,480 14,010 6,785 9,225 11,090 16,205
Manitoba 150 150 80 165 175 240
Saskatchewan 65 55 40 35 45 80
Alberta 875 780 495 625 955 1,205
British Columbia 1,175 920 510 695 780 1,335
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - CBSA & IRCC 25,315 20,470 10,365 13,440 16,060 23,870
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