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 six weeks​ 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 protection claims

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. This includes 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.

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 greater than 0 but less than 20. Learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.

Refugee protection claims by month

  Intake Finalizations Pending​
​​2019
January4,797
3,730
74,226
February4,2343,747
74,713
March4,114
4,564
74,263
April4,3723,929
74,706
May4,7034,364
75,045
June4,542
3,959
75,628
July5,297
3,834
77,091
August5,586
3,035
79,642
September5,6082,911
82,339
October5,901
3,397
84,843
November5,186
3,321
86,708
December4,845
3,078
88,475
​​​2020
January5,563
4,211
89,827
February4,954
3,961
90,820
March3,084
2,526
91,378
April673
2492,027
May890
41
92,876
June320
1,507
91,689
July451
2,313
89,827
August514
1,611
88,730
September​513
2,032
87,211
October624
2,411
85,424
November867
2,831
83,460
December710
3,021
81,149
​​​2021
January564
3,275
78,441​

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
2019 January1,007532
7,039
February865
5457,359
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
November819
1,012
10,145
December9371,349
9,733
​​ 2020 January974
1,803
8,904
February1,0001,403
8,501
March758
816
8,443
April66
--
8,509
May54
--
8,561
June104
138
8,527
July843
835
8,535
August823
1,313
8,045
September452
1,153
7,344
October548
777
7,115
November596
668
7,043​
December676
648
7,071
​​ 2021 January536
1,215
6,392

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
2019 January3108
609963
4,786
February34720
504959
4,633
March39213
598937
4,449
April38226
550921
4,297
May400
20
510905
4,203
June34425
608905
3,939
July36219
519899
3,788
August27014
482883
3,592
September27421422
873
3,454
October343
18
489859
3,322
November34421
470850
3,205
December381
26
438845
3,153
​​ 2020 January39230
612830
2,948
February36317
408
816
2,917
March293
8
315
796
2,915
April9101
796
3,005
May59
3
170
795
2,895
June113
6
158
786
2,859
July103
9
173
780
2,795
August158
3
192
770
2,771
September141
7
255
751
2,676
October202
8
304
728
2,597
November211
6
266
710
2,560
December217
11
314
679
2,494​
​​ 2021 January15919
321656
2,355​