Historical Look at Asylum Claims in Canada

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Canada – Refugee Claimants – Years 2001 to 2016

Year Refugee claimants
2001 44,640
2002 33,426
2003 31,872
2004 25,526
2005 19,748
2006 22,290
2007 28,496
2008 36,856
2009 33,153
2010 23,130
2011 25,315
2012 20,472
2013 10,372
2014 13,450
2015 16,113
2016 23,894

Statistics include all persons making asylum claims at IRCC and CBSA offices.

Canada – Refugee Claimants by Region – Years 2008 to 2016

Ontario
Year Refugee claimants
2008 19,770
2009 20,225
2010 15,165
2011 18,470
2012 13,920
2013 6,755
2014 9,185
2015 11,085
2016 15,270
British Columbia
Year Refugee claimants
2008 2,090
2009 2,265
2010 1,895
2011 1,175
2012 940
2013 520
2014 715
2015 795
2016 1,360
Quebec
Year Refugee claimants
2008 13,625
2009 9,285
2010 4,865
2011 4,555
2012 4,600
2013 2,440
2014 2,700
2015 3,015
2016 5,500
Prairies
Year Refugee claimants
2008 1,305
2009 1,340
2010 1,135
2011 1,040
2012 940
2013 615
2014 790
2015 1,155
2016 1,655
Atlantic Region
Year Refugee claimants
2008 60
2009 35
2010 65
2011 65
2012 75
2013 40
2014 60
2015 60
2016 110

Total of 14 Refugee Claimants in all three Territories since 2008.

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