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/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador0----5--5
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia1010--5----
New Brunswick000000
Quebec6951,085360305345455
Ontario5,6752,9657751,4651,8702,445
Manitoba0--00--0
Saskatchewan00--0----
Alberta556535202535
British Columbia1801751058580100
Yukon000000
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Air Ports of Entry6,6154,3051,2801,8852,3253,040
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador000000
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia0--0000
New Brunswick1055----25
Quebec1,3351,2957858751,0402,525
Ontario2,6602,3401,9952,6302,7903,940
Manitoba20152510225510
Saskatchewan----------30
Alberta3530356570120
British Columbia12585110130170220
Yukon000005
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Land Ports of Entry4,1853,7702,9553,7154,2957,375
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
Quebec2,0302,3801,1501,1851,3852,980
Ontario8,3355,3052,7704,0954,6556,380
Manitoba20152510225510
Saskatchewan----------30
Alberta9090708595160
British Columbia305260215215250325
Yukon000005
Northwest Territories000000
Nunavut000000
Total - Ports of Entry10,8008,0754,2405,6056,62010,425
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador00----00
Prince Edward Island000000
Nova Scotia0--0000
New Brunswick00--000
Quebec7075355595240
Ontario365345220190145140
Manitoba2075101004010
Saskatchewan----000--
Alberta15101515155
British Columbia205180125170210510
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 offices201120122013201420152016
Air Ports of Entry6,6154,3051,2801,8852,3253,040
Land Ports of Entry4,1853,7702,9553,7154,2957,375
Marine Ports of Entry------5510
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)10,8008,0754,2405,6056,62010,425
Inland Offices675690410525505910
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices11,4758,7654,6506,1307,12511,335

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/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador550--5--
Prince Edward Island--00000
Nova Scotia303515254055
New Brunswick1520510--5
Quebec2,5452,3601,2901,4901,5802,310
Ontario9,8558,1653,8504,9856,2208,690
Manitoba955040505080
Saskatchewan455025203045
Alberta585510290385650805
British Columbia660515200345355535
Yukon000000
Northwest Territories--00000
Nunavut000000
Outside Canada000000
Total - IRCC13,84011,7055,7157,3108,93012,535

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

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, 2011 - 2016
Provinces/Territories201120122013201420152016
Newfoundland and Labrador55--51010
Prince Edward Island--00000
Nova Scotia405020304060
New Brunswick20251515530
Quebec4,6454,8202,4702,7253,0555,530
Ontario18,56013,8156,8409,26511,02015,210
Manitoba14014575160320600
Saskatchewan455525253075
Alberta690610375485760970
British Columbia1,1659505357308151,375
Yukon000005
Northwest Territories--00000
Nunavut000000
Outside Canada000000
Total - CBSA & IRCC25,31520,47510,36513,44516,05523,870
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