Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, January 2011 - October 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 - October 2018 Footnote *

Air Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- -- 5 -- 40 75 35 165
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 5 -- -- -- 0 -- -- 10 30
New Brunswick -- 0 0 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Quebec 665 1,035 350 285 325 440 1,125 2,235 6,450
Ontario 5,675 3,005 790 1,490 1,885 2,420 2,380 3,070 20,720
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- 5 -- 10 30
Saskatchewan 5 0 -- 5 0 -- -- 5 25
Alberta 75 115 50 35 45 55 100 70 550
British Columbia 180 145 85 55 60 75 180 85 860
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0 --
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,615 4,305 1,280 1,885 2,325 3,040 3,875 5,520 28,845
Land Ports of Entry
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 -- -- 0 -- 20 5 0 30
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 25 5 45
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 15 5 10 50
Quebec 1,215 1,010 730 805 960 1,660 3,645 12,825 22,850
Ontario 2,585 2,540 1,930 2,620 2,855 4,960 6,165 3,825 27,485
Manitoba 45 45 35 50 100 155 865 385 1,670
Saskatchewan 15 5 15 10 15 30 40 5 135
Alberta 200 150 140 190 250 335 545 415 2,230
British Columbia 135 85 105 125 150 205 340 260 1,405
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 -- --
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 --
Total - Land Ports of Entry 4,205 3,845 2,970 3,800 4,330 7,385 11,640 17,735 55,915
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 -- -- 0 -- -- 10 20
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 0 -- -- -- -- -- 20 5 40
Ontario 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 -- -- 5 -- 0 10
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 10 25 15 70
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine)
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador -- -- -- 5 5 55 85 35 200
Prince Edward Island 0 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 10
Nova Scotia 10 10 5 5 -- 10 30 25 95
New Brunswick 10 -- -- 5 -- 15 10 10 55
Quebec 1,875 2,045 1,080 1,095 1,285 2,100 4,790 15,070 29,340
Ontario 8,260 5,545 2,725 4,110 4,740 7,380 8,545 6,900 48,205
Manitoba 45 45 35 50 100 160 865 395 1,700
Saskatchewan 20 5 15 15 15 35 45 15 160
Alberta 280 265 185 225 295 390 645 485 2,775
British Columbia 315 230 190 180 210 285 520 345 2,275
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 -- 5
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Total - Ports of Entry 10,820 8,150 4,250 5,695 6,660 10,440 15,540 23,275 84,825
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 -- -- 0 0 -- 0 --
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- --
New Brunswick 0 0 -- 0 0 0 -- -- --
Quebec 70 75 35 55 95 240 5,140 1,110 6,825
Ontario 365 345 220 185 145 140 180 115 1,700
Manitoba -- 0 0 10 -- 0 0 0 15
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 0 -- 0 0 --
Alberta 15 10 15 15 15 5 5 -- 80
British Columbia 205 180 125 170 210 510 905 450 2,745
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - Inland Offices 655 615 395 435 465 900 6,235 1,680 11,380
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - October 2018
CBSA designated ports of entry/inland offices 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Air Ports of Entry 6,615 4,305 1,280 1,885 2,325 3,040 3,875 5,520 28,845
Land Ports of Entry 4,205 3,845 2,970 3,800 4,330 7,385 11,640 17,735 55,915
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 10 25 15 70
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,820 8,150 4,250 5,695 6,660 10,440 15,540 23,275 84,825
Inland Offices 655 615 395 435 465 900 6,235 1,680 11,380
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,765 4,650 6,130 7,125 11,335 21,770 24,950 96,205

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 - October 2018Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- 5 -- 5 25 50
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 40 55 50 40 295
New Brunswick 15 15 5 10 -- 5 20 30 105
Quebec 2,545 2,360 1,290 1,490 1,580 2,310 14,810 7,415 33,800
Ontario 9,855 8,165 3,850 4,985 6,220 8,690 11,455 11,495 64,720
Manitoba 95 50 40 50 50 80 220 150 740
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 30 45 60 55 325
Alberta 585 510 290 385 650 805 1,080 990 5,295
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 535 910 1,100 4,615
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nunavut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - IRCC 13,840 11,705 5,715 7,310 8,930 12,535 28,615 21,295 109,945

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

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 10 10 -- 10 10 60 90 60 250
Prince Edward Island -- 0 10 0 0 0 -- 0 15
Nova Scotia 40 45 20 30 40 65 80 65 390
New Brunswick 20 20 10 15 5 20 30 40 160
Quebec 4,495 4,485 2,405 2,635 2,955 4,650 24,745 23,595 69,965
Ontario 18,485 14,060 6,790 9,285 11,105 16,210 20,185 18,505 114,625
Manitoba 140 100 80 110 155 240 1,090 545 2,455
Saskatchewan 65 55 40 35 45 80 100 65 490
Alberta 875 785 495 630 960 1,205 1,730 1,475 8,150
British Columbia 1,175 920 510 695 775 1,335 2,335 1,890 9,635
Yukon 0 0 -- 0 0 -- 0 -- 5
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Outside Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total - CBSA & IRCC 25,315 20,470 10,365 13,440 16,055 23,870 50,385 46,245 206,150
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