Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, January 2011 - November 2017

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 - November 2017 Footnote *

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- 0 5 10 10 5 30
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 10 5 -- 5 0 5 -- 30
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 685 1,095 355 200 245 450 855 3,880
Ontario 5,680 2,955 780 1,470 1,870 2,455 2,095 17,305
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15
Saskatchewan -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 15
Alberta 55 70 45 20 45 40 60 335
British Columbia 180 165 90 70 65 95 200 860
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0 -- 5
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,610 4,295 1,275 1,775 2,240 3,060 3,220 22,475
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 5
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
Nova Scotia 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 0 10
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 20 10 50
Quebec 1,250 1,060 755 855 990 2,515 4,200 11,625
Ontario 2,565 2,450 1,900 2,525 2,800 3,915 4,955 21,110
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 115 120 205 525
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 10 5 30 20 100
Alberta 185 145 135 170 190 140 210 1,175
British Columbia 135 85 110 135 165 220 310 1,155
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Total - Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,725 4,270 6,960 9,905 35,770
Marine Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia -- -- -- -- 0 0 5 10
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 0 -- -- -- -- -- 15 30
Ontario 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manitoba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alberta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
British Columbia 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 --
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 5 20 45
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- -- 5 10 10 5 35
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 5 10 45
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 20 10 50
Quebec 1,935 2,160 1,115 1,060 1,235 2,970 5,065 15,540
Ontario 8,245 5,405 2,680 3,995 4,670 6,370 7,055 38,420
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 115 125 205 540
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 15 10 30 20 110
Alberta 235 215 180 195 235 180 270 1,510
British Columbia 310 250 200 205 235 315 505 2,020
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 -- 5
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Total - All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,500 6,515 10,025 13,150 58,290
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 -- 0 0 -- --
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 --
New Brunswick 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 5 10
Quebec 70 75 35 55 105 245 4,430 5,015
Ontario 370 350 225 195 200 210 295 1,845
Manitoba 20 75 10 90 45 370 600 1,215
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Alberta 15 10 15 15 15 5 -- 75
British Columbia 205 175 120 165 205 510 870 2,255
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Inland Offices 680 695 410 525 570 1,350 6,200 10,430
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - November 2017
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Air Ports of Entry 6,610 4,295 1,275 1,775 2,240 3,060 3,220 22,475
Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,725 4,270 6,960 9,905 35,770
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 5 20 45
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,500 6,515 10,025 13,150 58,290
Inland Offices 680 695 410 525 570 1,350 6,200 10,430
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,765 4,645 6,030 7,085 11,375 19,350 68,720

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 - November 2017Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- 10 10 10 40
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 35 50 40 230
New Brunswick 15 15 5 10 -- 5 20 75
Quebec 2,550 2,360 1,290 1,490 1,580 2,310 13,280 24,860
Ontario 9,860 8,165 3,855 4,995 6,215 8,695 10,775 52,555
Manitoba 95 50 45 50 65 80 510 900
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 15 10 10 175
Alberta 585 510 290 390 660 855 970 4,260
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 535 815 3,425
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
Total - IRCC 13,840 11,705 5,725 7,320 8,940 12,550 26,435 86,520

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, January 2011 - November 2017 Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 -- 10 20 20 15 80
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
Nova Scotia 40 50 20 30 35 55 45 280
New Brunswick 20 20 10 20 5 25 35 130
Quebec 4,555 4,600 2,440 2,700 3,010 5,525 22,775 45,600
Ontario 18,475 13,925 6,755 9,185 11,095 15,275 18,125 92,835
Manitoba 145 150 80 160 225 575 1,315 2,655
Saskatchewan 60 55 50 35 20 40 30 290
Alberta 835 735 485 595 910 1,040 1,245 5,845
British Columbia 1,175 940 520 715 795 1,365 2,190 7,700
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 -- 5
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
Total - CBSA & IRCC 25,315 20,470 10,375 13,455 16,115 23,925 45,785 155,445
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