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

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 – 2022 (January to March)
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ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2022/03/31)
​AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total 9,884 7,236 3,860 380 1,189 12,665 52,967
Afghanistan17796------111396
Albania--26------49174
Algeria387041----125480
Angola1168364----172645
Anguilla--------------
Antigua and Barbuda------------34
Argentina------------46
Armenia--------------
Australia--------------
Azerbaijan--20------2230
Bahamas1537832----128430
Bahrain--------------
Bangladesh14014461----211856
Barbados45----------126
Belarus (Byelorussia)--------------
Belgium--------------
Belize--------------
Benin------------80
Bolivia------------22
Bosnia and Herzegovina--------------
Botswana--------------
Brazil452322----56240
Bulgaria------------22
Burkina Faso----------26109
Burundi4037------46199
Cambodia--------------
Cameroon6163------97384
Central African Rep------------21
Chad3469------80207
Chile79--34----61357
China176315116----4641,342
Colombia787550210----8373,618
Comoros--------------
Congo (Brazzaville)30--------35183
Congo, Democratic Republic21295100----2361697
Costa Rica------------37
Croatia--------------
Cuba3757------78244
Cyprus--------------
Czech Republic------------63
Denmark--------------
Djibouti------------30
Dominica--------------
Dominican Republic--25------43155
Ecuador----------24105
Egypt10274------91377
El Salvador4610026----132347
Equatorial Guinea--------------
Eritrea4027------36122
Estonia--------------
Eswatini (Swaziland)--------------
Ethiopia115126------137355
Falkland Islands--------------
Fiji--------------
France------------35
Gabon------------27
Gambia----------2062
Georgia----------32182
Germany--------------
Ghana513529----73281
Greece--------------
Grenada--------------
Guatemala4138------52233
Guinea--43------65285
Guinea-Bissau--------------
Guyana------------58
Haiti1187242295301977643637
Honduras4445------62280
Hong Kong (SAR)------------28
Hungary5837------51200
India436835128776492,2479,275
Indonesia------------43
Iran803864------8922,172
Iraq4232------47174
Ireland--------------
Israel------------43
Italy------------39
Ivory Coast23--------31183
Jamaica564627----85330
Japan--------------
Jordan1206923----104428
Kazakhstan------------48
Kenya644731----97240
Korea R. (South)--------------
Kosovo------------45
Kuwait--------------
Kyrgyzstan--------------
Laos--------------
Latvia--------------
Lebanon1668122----115730
Lesotho--------------
Liberia------------73
Libya--43------49125
Lithuania--------------
Luxembourg--------------
Madagascar------------21
Malawi------------28
Malaysia--------------
Maldives--------------
Mali----------38136
Marshall Islands--------------
Mauritania------------108
Mauritius------------20
Mexico127928437379617977,067
Moldova--------------
Mongolia------------23
Morocco----------20143
Myanmar, Burma------------34
Namibia--------------
Nepal2943------4765
Netherlands--------------
New Zealand--------------
Nicaragua5240------47168
Niger------------39
Nigeria317426----35710392454
North Macedonia, Republic Of--------------
Norway--------------
Oman--------------
Pakistan35530388----4091319
Palestine6277------84226
Palestine Territory, Occupied--------------
Panama--------------
Papua New Guinea--------------
Paraguay--------------
Peru4533------54341
Philippines----------33110
Poland------------85
Portugal--------------
Romania862729----73362
Russia--23------2477
Rwanda6082----21113452
Saint Lucia--------------
Saint Vincent--------------
Saudi Arabia2622------26115
Senegal--22------42188
Serbia--------------
Sierra Leone------------73
Singapore--------------
Slovakia------------116
Solomon Islands--------------
Somalia--25------54256
South Africa----------28114
Spain------------36
Sri Lanka12419743----244799
Sudan6522------28224
Sudan (South)--------------
Suriname--------------
Sweden--------------
Syria8453------77233
Taiwan--------------
Tajikistan--------------
Tanzania2122------26126
Thailand--------------
Togo------------95
Trinidad and Tobago------------33
Tunisia20--------27162
Turkey760234------2541,736
Turkmenistan--------------
Uganda57106------124232
Ukraine5035------37174
United Arab Emirates--------------
United Kingdom--------------
United States of America21--54--2098333
Uruguay--------------
Uzbekistan--------------
Venezuela19817344----228822
Vietnam24--33----48250
Western Samoa--------------
Yemen10228------30179
Zambia--------------
Zimbabwe2230------47121
Unknown------------48
(Blank)------------48

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. Learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.