Recent trends

​​​​Detailed statistics on the intake and output of each of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) four Divisions are posted in the main statistics section of our website, which is updated quarterly, approximately two to three months after the quarter ends. The additional data found below is published monthly, approximately two weeks following the end of each month. As a result of the increased speed at which the information below is shared, the data is higher-level, and is also subject to change.

Refugee protections claims (new system)

Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) in a previous time period. The following table includes all types of cases referred to the 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, other types of matters heard by the RPD (such as applications to reopen), as well as applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

Refugee protection claims (new system) by month

  Intake Finalizations Pending
​​​​​ 2018
September4,9261,77964,900
October5,9012,38168,420
November5,228
2,79370,855
December4,1472,46172,541
2019
January4,7983,62773,712
February4,2343,66774,279
March4,1134,43473,958
April4,3723,86774,463
May4,7034,31674,850
June4,5433,91675,477
July5,2953,81976,953
August5,586
3,01779,522
September5,6082,90182,229
October5,898
3,379
84,748
November5,183
3,314
86,617
December4,837
3,077
88,377
​2020 January5,551
4,208
89,720
February4,9193,974
90,665
March3,084
2,521
91,228
April6722491,876
May885
40
92,721
June319
1,502
91,538
July440
2,294
89,684
August4711,606
88,549
September​440
2,020
86,969​

Refugee protection claims (legacy)

Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred in a previous time period. The following table includes 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, other types of matters heard (such as applications to reopen), as well as applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

Refugee protection claims (legacy) by month

  Finalizations Pending
​​ 2018
September1891,182
October208974
November​162812
December211601
2019 January103499
February81418
March130288
April62226
May49177
June43134
July15119
August18101
September992
October1874
November371
December170
2020 January367
February067
March1156
April056
May056
June551
July744
August143
September0​
43

Refugee appeals

Please note that appeals finalized in a given time period may have been filed in a previous time period. The following table includes all intake: appeals by the claimant or by the Minister, and appeals that have been returned to the RAD from the Federal Court for re-determination.

Refugee appeals by month

  Filed Finalizations Pending
2018
September464312
5,719
October582
372
5,929
November768494
6,203
December807445
6,565
2019 January1,007532
7,040
February8645457,359
March1,039768
7,630
April1,103522
8,211
May1,172637
8,746
June1,154
527
9,373
July1,130592
9,911
August869568
10,212
September841648
10,405
October917984
10,338
November8141,012
10,140
December9371,349
9,728
2020 January9751,803
8,900
February9951,405
8,490
March750
816
8,424
April65
0
8,489
May492
8,536
June106
138
8,504
July841834
8,511
August820
1,313
8,018
September446
1,151​
7,313​

Immigration appeals

Please note that immigration appeals finalized in a given time period may have been filed in a previous time period. The following tables include all types of immigration appeals filed, including appeals that have been returned to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) by the Federal Court, as well as other types of matters heard by the IAD (such as applications to reopen and applications to reinstate).

Immigration appeals by month

  Filed Stayed Finalizations Pending-Stayed Pending-Non-Stayed
2018
September28718
5941,019
5,594
October42214
5931,010
5,432
November37312610980
5,225
December313164709685,080
2019 January31014609959
4,792
February34724504954
4,638
March39217598931
4,455
April38227550914
4,304
May400
23510898
4,210
June34427608896
3,948
July36220519886
3,801
August27014
482868
3,607
September27421422856
3,471
October343
20
489842
3,339
November34424
470828
3,227
December37930438815
3,181
2020 January39236
612798
2,978
February36319407784
2,948
March293
9
316
764
2,945
April9101764
3,035
May59
4169763
2,926
June113
6155754
2,893
July103
10
167745
2,838
August153
3189
735
2,812
September123
7257
714
2,699