Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, January 2011 - October 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 - October 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 1,095 355 200 245 450 755 3,780
Ontario 5,680 2,955 780 1,470 1,870 2,455 1,895 17,105
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 10
Saskatchewan -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 15
Alberta 55 70 45 20 45 40 55 330
British Columbia 180 165 90 70 65 95 180 845
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 --
Yukon 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Total - Air Ports of Entry 6,610 4,295 1,275 1,775 2,240 3,060 2,890 22,145
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 3,975 11,405
Ontario 2,565 2,450 1,900 2,525 2,800 3,915 4,655 20,805
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 115 120 200 525
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 10 5 30 15 95
Alberta 185 145 135 175 190 140 205 1,170
British Columbia 135 85 110 135 165 220 280 1,130
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 9,335 35,200
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 -- -- -- -- -- 10 25
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 15 40
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 1,240 2,970 4,735 15,210
Ontario 8,250 5,405 2,680 3,990 4,670 6,365 6,545 37,910
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 115 125 200 535
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 15 10 30 15 105
Alberta 235 215 180 195 235 180 260 1,500
British Columbia 310 250 200 205 235 315 460 1,975
Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 --
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 12,240 57,385
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 3,545 4,135
Ontario 370 350 225 195 200 205 260 1,805
Manitoba 20 75 10 90 45 370 580 1,195
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Alberta 15 10 15 15 15 5 -- 75
British Columbia 205 175 120 165 205 510 810 2,195
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 1,345 5,205 9,430
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - October 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 2,890 22,145
Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,725 4,270 6,960 9,335 35,200
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 5 15 40
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,500 6,515 10,025 12,240 57,385
Inland Offices 680 695 410 525 570 1,345 5,205 9,430
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,765 4,650 6,030 7,085 11,370 17,445 66,815

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 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 35 225
New Brunswick 15 15 5 10 -- 5 20 70
Quebec 2,550 2,360 1,290 1,490 1,580 2,310 12,110 23,690
Ontario 9,860 8,165 3,855 4,995 6,215 8,695 9,635 51,410
Manitoba 95 50 45 50 65 80 465 855
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 15 10 10 175
Alberta 585 510 290 390 660 855 890 4,175
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 535 730 3,340
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 23,905 83,990

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, January 2011 - October 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 40 275
New Brunswick 20 20 10 20 5 25 30 130
Quebec 4,550 4,600 2,440 2,700 3,015 5,525 20,390 43,220
Ontario 18,475 13,925 6,760 9,185 11,090 15,270 16,445 91,145
Manitoba 145 150 80 160 225 575 1,245 2,585
Saskatchewan 60 55 50 30 20 40 25 285
Alberta 835 735 485 600 910 1,040 1,155 5,755
British Columbia 1,175 940 520 715 795 1,365 2,005 7,515
Northwest Territories -- 0 0 0 0 -- -- --
Nunavut 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 --
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 41,355 151,015
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