Recent trends

​​​​​​​Detailed statistics on the intake and output of each of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) four Divisions are posted in the main statistics section of our website, which is updated quarterly, approximately six weeks after the quarter ends. The additional data found below is published monthly, approximately two weeks following the end of each month. As a result of the increased speed at which the information below is shared, the data is higher-level, and is also subject to change.

Due to privacy considerations, some values in these tables have been suppressed and replaced with the notation "--". As a result, components may not be a sum of the total indicated. In general, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada suppresses values greater than 0 but less than 20. Learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.​

Refugee protection claims

Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) in a previous time period. The following table includes all types of cases referred to the RPD. This includes claims that have been returned to the RPD by either the Federal Court or the Refugee Appeal Division for re-determination, other types of matters heard by the RPD (such as applications to reopen), as well as applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

Refugee protection claims by month

YearMonth​
Intake Finalizations Pending
​2020
March3,090
2,522
91,378
April680
23
92,035
May895
42
92,888
June321
1,504
91,705
July453
2,314
89,844
August519
1,608
88,755
September 536
2,026
87,265
October638
2,401
85,502
November874
2,841
83,535
December732
3,031
81,236
2021
January593
3,282
78,547
February570
4,177
74,940
March1,323
6,454
69,809
April1,974
3,328
68,455
May2,471
3,476
67,450
June2,186
4,528
65,108
July2,428
4,003
63,533
August2,310
3,676
62,169
September2,708
3,774
61,103
October2,593
4,135
59,561
November2,817
4,094
58,284
December2,795
4,029
57,050
2022
January2,764
3,436
56,378
February3,178
4,076
55,481
March4,047
5,486
54,045​

Refugee appeals

Please note that appeals finalized in a given time period may have been filed in a previous time period. The following table includes all intake: appeals by the claimant or by the Minister, and appeals that have been returned to the RAD from the Federal Court for re-determination.

Refugee appeals by month

YearMonth​
Filed Finalizations Pending
2020 March759
816
8,462
April--
--
8,529
May--
--
8,581
June106
138
8,549
July843
836
8,556
August823
1,313
8,066
September452
1,153
7,365
October550
777
7,138
November607
668
7,077
December680
653
7,104
2021 January548
1,216
6,436
February641
1,429
5,648
March984
1,639
4,993
April930
584
5,339
May920
775
5,484
June918
894
5,508
July944
767
5,685
August841
854
5,673
September863
1,048
5,488
October750
1,005
5,233
November825
1,115
4,943
December896
943
4,896​
2022 January811
923
4,784
February926
952
4,758​
March1,336
1,264
4,829​​

Immigration appeals

Please note that immigration appeals finalized in a given time period may have been filed in a previous time period. The following tables include all types of immigration appeals filed, including appeals that have been returned to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) by the Federal Court, as well as other types of matters heard by the IAD (such as applications to reopen and applications to reinstate).

Immigration appeals by month

YearMonth​
Filed Stayed Finalizations Pending-Stayed Pending-Non-Stayed
2020 March293
7
313
857
2,858
April9101
858
2,947
May59
2
170
860
2,834
June113
5
159
856
2,792
July103
6
168
852
2,731
August158
3
196
844
2,701
September143
5
260
829
2,599
October204
7
306
816
2,510
November211
5
267
823
2,447
December216
10
318
811
2,357
​​ 2021 January166
15
332
805
2,197
February166
12
275
803
2,090
March180
18
274
802
1,997
April195
12
272
801
1,921
May166
17
257
807
1,824
June 205
18
314
797
1,725
July 178
18
294
797
1,609
August215
29
251
789
1,581
September213
29
258
771
1,554
October234
27
250
754
1,555
November265
31
252
730
1,592
December242
31
253
710
1,601
2022 January158
26
238
690
1,541
February169
25
234
675
1,491
March262
22
289
654
1,485