Refugee Protection Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2021

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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.
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Claims (New System) by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2021 (January to December​)

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ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2021/12​/31​)​
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total 24,127 30,290 12,190 934 4,600 48,014 55,937
Afghanistan41643922----484332
Albania7810748----166204
Algeria253344143----541567
Angola65249205----471705
Anguilla--------------
Antigua and Barbuda------------32
Argentina26--20----3242
Armenia--------------
Australia--------------
Azerbaijan32118------12841
Bahamas13623072----340404
Bahrain--------------
Bangladesh327589200----809928
Barbados5379------9799
Belarus(Byelorussia)--------------
Belgium--------------
Belize--------------
Benin25--------2582
Bhutan--------------
Bolivia------------28
Bosnia and Herzegovina--------------
Botswana--------------
Brazil934872----147251
Brunei--------------
Bulgaria--53------6929
Burkina Faso2544------75126
Burundi100195----21229208
Cambodia--------------
Cameroon18434857----457424
Central African Rep------------36
Chad5821521----240259
Chile1723934----86343
China8751,17748877511,7931,633
Colombia1,6201,942406----2,4763,665
Comoros--------------
Congo (Brazzaville)695924----96198
Congo, Democratic Republic341553293----9681,711
Costa Rica21----------43
Croatia--------------
Cuba8589------117286
Cyprus--------------
Czech Republic--22------4262
Denmark--------------
Djibouti--65------7732
Dominica--------------
Dominican Republic803629----76186
Ecuador602930----64115
Egypt218522113----651363
El Salvador11725334----299432
Equatorial Guinea--------------
Eritrea4617029----206152
Estonia--------------
Eswatini (Swaziland)--------------
Ethiopia30865556----723380
Falkland Islands--------------
Fiji--------------
France------------27
Gabon------------37
Gambia--3020----5478
Georgia499133----138199
Germany--------------
Ghana12510258----181308
Greece--------------
Grenada--------------
Guatemala1317831----136244
Guinea10113223----180332
Guinea-Bissau--------------
Guyana3122------4366
Haiti9701,115953355292,6323,220
Honduras10519567----278298
Hong Kong (SAR)3526------3126
Hungary94223----28269201
India2,6421,0431,6521021472,94411,090
Indonesia--2326----4938
Iran2,4663,960137----4,1472,263
Iraq12330482----399180
Ireland--------------
Israel2133------5339
Italy----27----4243
Ivory Coast689361----173191
Jamaica20212566----220361
Japan--------------
Jordan269374109----511413
Kazakhstan3851------6853
Kenya99264135----480273
Korea R. (South)------------20
Kosovo2522------3732
Kuwait--62------66--
Kyrgyzstan--------------
Laos--------------
Latvia--------------
Lebanon519439133----599675
Lesotho--------------
Liberia--5934----10786
Libya10219633----233160
Lithuania--------------
Luxembourg--------------
Madagascar------------25
Malawi--22------4838
Malaysia--------------
Mali424633----85166
Marshall Islands--------------
Mauritania--9727----137113
Mauritius------------22
Mexico3,3211,2361,6571972483,3386,591
Moldova--------------
Monaco--------------
Mongolia--30------3233
Morocco6342------60148
Mozambique--------------
Myanmar, Burma21--------2329
Namibia--------------
Nepal6319381----27583
Netherlands--------------
New Zealand--------------
Nicaragua9037524----404163
Niger------------48
Nigeria--2,3021,686--1,9475,9423,186
North Macedonia, Republic Of--------------
Norway--------------
Oman--------------
Pakistan7591,495731----2,2911,381
Palestine19953328----565250
Palestine Territory, Occupied--------------
Panama--------------
Papua New Guinea--------------
Paraguay--------------
Peru954730----88352
Philippines842857----87135
Poland----2822--7384
Portugal--------------
Qatar--------------
Romania1091023820236378355
Russia5213325----16586
Rwanda23435357----465504
Saint Lucia--------------
Saint Vincent------------24
Saudi Arabia6721430----249116
Senegal588783----192219
Serbia--------------
Sierra Leone----------3575
Singapore--------------
Slovakia--32------39122
Slovenia--------------
Solomon Islands--------------
Somalia558690----218335
South Africa336760----141134
Spain------------40
Sri Lanka534784132----942930
Sudan11249942----552187
Sudan (South)--------------
Suriname--------------
Sweden--------------
Syria20718723----227227
Taiwan--------------
Tajikistan--21------22--
Tanzania328024----114131
Thailand--------------
Togo3738------55103
Trinidad and Tobago--25------5434
Tunisia733025----67168
Turkey1,1791,23043----1,2991,233
Turkmenistan--------------
Uganda113449----72572299
UK - Brit. protected person--------------
Ukraine7114224----184161
United Arab Emirates--34------44--
United Kingdom--------------
United States of America118--339--99495406
Uruguay------------21
Uzbekistan--------------
Venezuela619731143----903852
Vietnam2023329----67274
Western Sahara--------------
Western Samoa--------------
Yemen112227------234107
Zambia----------27--
Zimbabwe5316936----237147
(Blank)39----------40
Stateless--------------
Unknown20------215157
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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.​