Refugee Protection Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2015

The following table includes all types of cases referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) on or after December 15, 2012 (new system). Also included are claims that have been returned to the RPD by either the Federal Court or the Refugee Appeal Division for re-determination, as well as other types of matters heard by the RPD (such as applications to reopen). Not included in the table are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection. Please note:

  • Claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the RPD in a previous time period.
  • The country of alleged persecution in the table below corresponds to the first listed country of alleged persecution as identified by the claimant when they made their claim to an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) or from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and which was entered in the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) case management system.
  • Only countries for which a claim was referred, finalized, or pending within this time period are displayed.
  • The table below reflects the data on countries contained within the IRB case management system and is used solely to support the refugee determination process. The fact that these countries are listed should not be construed as implying that the IRB recognizes these particular countries’ sovereignty or political status. Furthermore, country names may not accurately reflect the current geopolitical situation; rather, they reflect the information as it is currently captured in the IRB case management system.

Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2015

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2015/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total 16,592 8,596 4,119 212 532 13,459 9,999
Afghanistan47529742----358313
Albania1533340----80146
Algeria59--36----6921
Angola----------23--
Antigua and Barbuda--------------
Argentina--------------
Armenia--------------
Austria--------------
Azerbaijan--------------
Bahamas71--------3850
Bahrain--------------
Bangladesh23113364----208173
Barbados35--------2520
Belarus (Byelorussia)--------------
Belgium--------------
Belize--------------
Benin----------20--
Bolivia--------------
Bosnia and Herzegovina--------------
Botswana--------------
Brazil40----------29
Bulgaria--------------
Burkina Faso21------------
Burundi260116------156155
Cambodia--------------
Cameroon224146------19890
Central African Republic--------------
Chad885726----8543
Chile33----------21
China1,72270258928271,3461,038
Colombia711296252----582430
Congo (Brazzaville)37--------2925
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)292--155----278179
Costa Rica--------------
Croatia28--------2635
Cuba967933----12643
Cyprus--------------
Czech Republic11834------74128
Djibouti69--------5355
Dominican Republic----------20--
Ecuador--------------
Egypt188163------18784
El Salvador19410944----163121
Equatorial Guinea--------------
Eritrea286235------258126
Ethiopia31515473----231176
Fiji--------------
France--------------
Gabon--------------
Gambia--------------
Georgia91--30----5091
Germany--------------
Ghana89--48----8150
Greece--------------
Grenada--------------
Guatemala46--------3744
Guinea512528----5322
Guinea-Bissau--------------
Guyana32----------26
Haiti319134186----332133
Honduras1226546----11976
Hungary985507118----713712
India37980141----268235
Indonesia20------------
Iran179122------145113
Iraq59552440----585291
Ireland--------------
Israel34--34----3821
Italy44--------3233
Ivory Coast32--------2520
Jamaica1868178----161102
Japan--------------
Jordan85--35----6851
Kazakhstan20------------
Kenya602520----4536
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)------------24
Korea, Republic of (South)--------------
Kosovo472121----4923
Kuwait--------------
Kyrgyzstan30--------26--
Latvia--------------
Lebanon247119------202131
Liberia--------------
Libya540363------420211
Macedonia--------------
Madagascar--------------
Malawi--------------
Malaysia--------------
Mali87--37----6643
Mauritania43--------2725
Mauritius--------------
Mexico1114039----9178
Moldova--------------
Mongolia36--------32--
Montenegro--------------
Morocco26--------28--
Myanmar, Burma--------------
Namibia------------29
Nepal9549------5757
Netherlands--------------
Nicaragua--------------
Niger--------------
Nigeria849394248----654496
Norway--------------
Pakistan947659146----817444
Palestine13251------9470
Panama--------------
Peru34--------20--
Philippines25--------22--
Poland------------23
Portugal--------------
Qatar--------------
Romania--------------
Russia108--------7570
Rwanda6234------5537
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of--------------
Saint Lucia33--------3429
Saint Vincent38--20----3933
Saudi Arabia75--------4938
Senegal5738------55--
Serbia--------------
Seychelles--------------
Sierra Leone--------------
Singapore--------------
Slovakia374137----87271417
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)--------------
Somalia520215135----375329
South Africa33--------27--
Spain--------------
Sri Lanka30816744----216287
Sudan947321----10243
Sudan (South)--------------
Swaziland--------------
Sweden--------------
Syria590568------601174
Taiwan--------------
Tajikistan--------------
Tanzania29------------
Thailand--------------
Togo20------------
Trinidad and Tobago--------------
Tunisia34--------34--
Turkey29510451----166255
Turkmenistan--------------
Uganda8845------6049
Ukraine397188123----320218
United Arab Emirates--------------
United Kingdom--------------
United States of America69--54----7238
Uruguay--------------
Uzbekistan35--------2125
Venezuela242155------198121
Vietnam--------------
Yemen157--------13056
Zambia--------------
Zimbabwe44--------4134
Stateless--------------
Unknown2325------34--

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.​