Refugee Protection Claims (Legacy) Statistics

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Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred in a previous time period. The following tables include all types of cases referred before December 15, 2012 (legacy). Also included are claims that have been returned by the Federal Court for re-determination, as well as other types of matters heard (such as applications to reopen). Not included in the tables are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

Due to privacy considerations, some values in this table 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 less than 20. ​
​See protecting privacy when releasing statistical information: small value suppression to learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.​

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Claims by Region - 2022 (January to September​)
ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2022/​​09/​30)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- -- -- -- -- ----
Eastern--------------
Central--------------
Western--------------

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2022 (January to September​​​​)​

Claims by Region - 2021
ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2021/​12/​31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- -- -- -- -- -- 3​7
Eastern--------------
Central--------------
Western--------------

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2021

Claims by Region - 2020
ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2020/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- -- -- -- -- 28 43
Eastern--------------
Central----------20
24
Western--------------

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2020​​

Claims by Region - 2019
ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2019/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 209 241 34 29 513 73
Eastern--22------3922
Central--184225312446447
Western--------------

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2019​

Claims by Region - 2018
ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2018/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 1,569 964 475 335 3,343 585
Eastern--14034484526760
Central--1,4259264272893,067512
Western--------------

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2018​

Claims by Region - 2017
ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2017/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 858 369 95 300 1,622 3,933
Eastern--13768--45257317
Central--662269842471,2623,600
Western--5932----103--

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2017​

Claims by Region - 2016
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2016/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 269 156 -- 238 671 5,573
Eastern--144129--49329555
Central--100----1842994885
Western--25------43133

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2016​

Claims by Region - 2015
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2015/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 940 1,223 171 407 2,741 6,257
Eastern--465495561521,168889
Central--3145581052151,1925,189
Western--161170--40381179

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2015​

Claims by Region - 2014
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2014/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 2,722 3,820 594 979 8,115 9,042
Eastern--9931,4711162442,8242,083
Central--1,3901,8654306294,3146,394
Western--33948448106977565

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2014​

Claims by Region - 2013
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2013/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National -- 4,751 7,921 634 1,739 15,045 17,294
Eastern--1,3502,5871704924,5994,994
Central--2,7864,4603881,1118,74510,740
Western--615874761361,7011,560

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2013​

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