Refugee Protection Claims (Legacy) Statistics

Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred in a previous time period. The following tables include 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, as well as other types of matters heard (such as applications to reopen). Not included in the tables are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

2019 January to September Claims by Region

ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2019/09/30)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National0205240222849585
Eastern02112033620
Central0181225202344961
Western03322104

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2019 January to September

2018 Claims by Region

ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2018/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National01,5699644753353,343585
Eastern014034484526760
Central01,4259264272893,067512
Western04401913

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2018

2017 Claims by Region

ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2017/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National0858369953001,6223,933
Eastern013768745257317
Central0662269842471,2623,600
Western059324810316

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2017

2016 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2016/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National026915682386715,573
Eastern0144129749329555
Central01001411842994885
Western025130543133

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2016

2015 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2015/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National09401,2231714072,7416,257
Eastern0465495561521,168889
Central03145581052151,1925,189
Western01611701040381179

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2015

2014 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2014/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National02,7223,8205949798,1159,042
Eastern09931,4711162442,8242,083
Central01,3901,8654306294,3146,394
Western033948448106977565

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2014

2013 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2013/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National04,7517,9216341,73915,04517,294
Eastern01,3502,5871704924,5994,994
Central02,7864,4603881,1118,74510,740
Western0615874761361,7011,560

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2013