Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, January 2011 - June 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 - June 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 -- -- -- 30
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Quebec 685 1,095 355 200 250 450 1,130 1,220 5,380
Ontario 5,680 2,960 780 1,470 1,880 2,425 2,370 1,865 19,430
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- 10 -- -- 25
Saskatchewan -- 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 5 20
Alberta 55 70 45 20 45 50 105 35 420
British Columbia 180 165 85 70 70 80 185 45 880
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 3,200 26,345
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
-- 40
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 -- -- 40
Quebec 1,250 1,065 755 955 1,075
1,700 3,675 7,380 17,855
Ontario 2,565 2,450 1,900 2,530 2,800 4,875 5,960 1,620 24,700
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 85 145 810 210 1,335
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 10 15 35 45 -- 140
Alberta 185 145 135 175 255 340 540 145 1,925
British Columbia 135 85 110 130 155 220 325 120 1,280
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 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 9,480 47,365
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 -- -- -- 15
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 10 60
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- -- 5 10 60 90 25 195
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 10 30 10 85
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 5 -- 45
Quebec 1,935 2,160 1,115 1,155 1,325 2,155 4,825 8,605 23,270
Ontario 8,250 5,410 2,680 4,000 4,680 7,300 8,330 3,485 44,130
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 85 150 815 215 1,355
Saskatchewan 15 -- 25 15 15 35 45 5 165
Alberta 235 215 180 195 295 390 645 180 2,340
British Columbia 310 245 200 200 225 300 515 165 2,165
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Total - All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,610 6,640 10,420 15,310 12,690 73,770
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 0 10
Quebec 70 75 35 55 105 240 5,180 1,185 6,950
Ontario 370 350 230 220 210 530 720 135 2,770
Manitoba 20 75 10 90 35 10 105 -- 355
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 5 5 0 0 15
Alberta 15 15 205 235 160 355 5 0 985
British Columbia 205 175 120 170 210 515 925 290 2,610
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 680 700 605 770 725 1,660 6,945 1,615 13,705
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - June 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 3,200 26,345
Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,830 4,390 7,355 11,400 9,480 47,365
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 10 25 10 60
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,610 6,640 10,420 15,310 12,690 73,770
Inland Offices 680 700 605 770 725 1,660 6,945 1,615 13,705
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,770 4,845 6,380 7,360 12,080 22,255 14,310 87,475

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 - June 2018Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- -- -- 5 5 30
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55 50 20 270
New Brunswick 15 15 5 15 -- 5 20 15 95
Quebec 2,550 2,360 1,295 1,490 1,580 2,315 14,780 4,470 30,845
Ontario 9,860 8,165 3,840 4,960 6,185 8,345 11,115 5,750 58,220
Manitoba 95 50 40 50 60 80 180 65 625
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 20 40 60 30 290
Alberta 585 505 105 170 515 465 1,090 510 3,940
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 540 885 540 4,040
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 8,760 11,850 28,185 11,400 98,355

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

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 -- 10 10 65 100 35 235
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 15
Nova Scotia 40 50 20 30 40 65 85 35 360
New Brunswick 20 20 10 20 5 20 35 15 150
Quebec 4,555 4,600 2,445 2,700 3,010 4,710 24,785 14,260 61,065
Ontario 18,475 13,925 6,755 9,180 11,075 16,175 20,170 9,370 105,120
Manitoba 145 150 80 160 180 240 1,095 280 2,335
Saskatchewan 60 55 50 35 40 85 105 35 465
Alberta 835 735 490 600 965 1,210 1,740 690 7,265
British Columbia 1,175 940 520 715 790 1,355 2,325 995 8,815
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 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 50,445 25,710 185,835
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