Applications to Cease or Vacate Refugee Protection

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Please note that applications finalized in a given time period may have been made in a previous time period.​

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 less than 20. ​
​See protecting privacy when releasing statistical information: small value suppression to learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.​

Cessation applications (s. 108(2) of the IRPA)
​Cessation applicationsReceived​
Finalized​Pending
AllowedDismissedAbandonedWithdrawn & Other​Total
​2022 (January to September)
153​
356
​38
​--
21
423
​481
2021​

402
370
21
​--
​28
420

756
2020
398
221
--
​--
--
232
773
2019427
167
--
​--
--
190
607
2018131
117
--
​--
​​31
165
370
2017147
​--
--
--
​21
37404
201688
--
--
​--
​20
​40
294
2015180
49--
--
--
70246
​2014158
117--
​--
​​22
156136
201313740--
​--
--
46
134
Vacation applications (s. 109(1) of the IRPA)
Vacation applicationsReceivedFinalizedPending
AllowedDismissedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
​2022 (January to September)
​180
201
​--
​--
24​234
​​383​
2021
236
243
--
--
​46
301
452
​2020
260
51
--
--
--
63
517
2019196
278
--
--
--
294
320
2018165
369--
--
--
387
418
2017236
​70
--
​--
--
73640
2016214
​20
​​--
--
--
26
477
2015140
60
--
--
--
69
282
2014239
135--
--
--
154
211​
201312895--
--
--
122126