Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Offices, January 2011 - August 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 - August 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 -- 25
New Brunswick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quebec 685 1,095 355 200 245 455 510 3,540
Ontario 5,680 2,955 780 1,470 1,875 2,455 1,355 16,565
Manitoba -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 10
Saskatchewan -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 15
Alberta 55 70 45 20 45 40 40 320
British Columbia 180 165 90 70 65 95 140 800
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 2,055 21,310
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 5 45
Quebec 1,250 1,060 755 855 990 2,515 3,550 10,980
Ontario 2,565 2,450 1,900 2,525 2,800 3,915 3,820 19,970
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 115 120 180 505
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 10 5 30 15 95
Alberta 185 145 135 175 190 140 155 1,120
British Columbia 135 85 110 135 165 220 210 1,060
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 4,275 6,960 7,935 33,800
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 5 45
New Brunswick 5 -- -- 5 -- 20 5 45
Quebec 1,935 2,160 1,115 1,060 1,240 2,970 4,075 14,550
Ontario 8,250 5,405 2,680 3,990 4,675 6,365 5,175 36,535
Manitoba 30 20 25 15 115 125 180 515
Saskatchewan 15 -- 20 15 10 30 15 105
Alberta 235 215 180 195 235 180 200 1,440
British Columbia 310 250 200 205 235 320 350 1,865
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 6,520 10,025 10,005 55,155
Inland Offices
Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 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 1,105 1,690
Ontario 370 350 225 195 190 205 190 1,730
Manitoba 20 75 10 90 45 375 545 1,160
Saskatchewan -- -- 0 0 0 -- 0 --
Alberta 15 10 15 15 15 5 -- 75
British Columbia 205 175 120 165 205 510 530 1,915
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 680 695 410 525 560 1,345 2,375 6,590
Summary of Asylum Claimants Processed by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices, January 2011 - August 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 2,055 21,310
Land Ports of Entry 4,180 3,770 2,960 3,725 4,275 6,960 7,935 33,800
Marine Ports of Entry -- -- -- 5 -- 5 15 40
All Ports of Entry (Air, Land and Marine) 10,795 8,070 4,240 5,500 6,520 10,025 10,005 55,155
Inland Offices 680 695 410 525 560 1,345 2,375 6,590
Total - CBSA Land, Air and Marine port of entry and Inland Offices 11,475 8,765 4,645 6,025 7,080 11,370 12,380 61,745

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 - August 2017Footnote *

Provinces/Territories 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Newfoundland and Labrador 5 5 0 -- 10 10 5 40
Prince Edward Island -- 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Nova Scotia 30 35 15 25 35 50 20 215
New Brunswick 15 15 5 10 -- 5 15 70
Quebec 2,550 2,360 1,290 1,490 1,580 2,310 6,275 17,855
Ontario 9,860 8,165 3,855 4,995 6,215 8,695 7,230 49,010
Manitoba 95 50 45 50 65 80 320 705
Saskatchewan 45 50 25 20 15 10 5 170
Alberta 585 510 290 390 660 855 645 3,935
British Columbia 660 515 200 345 355 535 530 3,140
Northwest Territories -- 0 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 8,945 12,550 15,055 75,145

Total Asylum Claimants Processed by CBSA & IRCC Offices, January 2011 - August 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 30 265
New Brunswick 20 20 10 20 5 25 25 125
Quebec 4,550 4,600 2,440 2,700 3,015 5,525 11,455 34,285
Ontario 18,475 13,925 6,755 9,185 11,090 15,270 12,595 87,290
Manitoba 145 150 80 160 225 575 1,045 2,385
Saskatchewan 60 55 50 30 20 40 20 280
Alberta 835 735 485 600 910 1,040 845 5,450
British Columbia 1,175 940 520 715 795 1,365 1,410 6,920
Northwest Territories -- 0 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 27,440 137,095
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