Refugee Protection Claims (Legacy) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2016

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 to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) before December 15, 2012 (legacy). Also included are claims that have been returned to the IRB by the Federal Court for re-determination, as well as other types of matters heard by the IRB (such as applications to reopen). Not included in the table are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

  • Claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the IRB 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 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.

Legacy Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2016

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2016/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total 0 269 156 8 238 671 5,573
Afghanistan02000280
Albania0311021634
Algeria0010012
Angola0100017
Antigua and Barbuda0000007
Argentina0010011
Armenia0200023
Australia0000004
Austria0000004
Azerbaijan0000009
Bahrain0000001
Bangladesh01103539
Barbados00000014
Belarus (Byelorussia)0000005
Bermuda0000001
Bolivia0000005
Bosnia and Herzegovina0000223
Botswana03000334
Brazil00001111
Bulgaria00000020
Burkina Faso0100010
Burundi0200027
Cambodia01101313
Cameroon04101617
Chad0000002
Chile0000001
China011103446744
Colombia0050813235
Congo (Brazzaville)0000001
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)02200416
Costa Rica0000002
Croatia0101312751243
Cuba01002317
Czech Republic00001110
Djibouti0300034
Dominica0000113
Dominican Republic0101138
Ecuador0030033
Egypt02102540
El Salvador092001151
Equatorial Guinea0000002
Eritrea03000362
Ethiopia04003762
Finland0000003
France0000001
Gambia0010018
Georgia00001160
Ghana00201330
Greece00001110
Grenada0000008
Guatemala069001516
Guinea0141069
Guyana00102320
Haiti00010120
Honduras056111338
Hong Kong (SAR)00000021
Hungary022804272688
India0463121392223
Indonesia0000008
Iran03000318
Iraq0196112725
Israel005051031
Ivory Coast0010013
Jamaica00001173
Japan0010016
Jordan00001115
Kazakhstan01001246
Kenya02001319
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)00000034
Korea, Republic of (South)0000004
Kosovo02000232
Kuwait0000001
Kyrgyzstan0000113
Latvia00001111
Lebanon00001117
Libya0000001
Lithuania00000011
Macedonia0000118
Madagascar0000220
Malawi0000001
Malaysia0030144
Mali0020022
Mauritius0000002
Mexico00701871
Moldova00001113
Mongolia00000011
Montenegro0000111
Morocco0100012
Namibia00003330
Nepal00000023
Netherlands0000002
Nicaragua0000003
Niger0000001
Nigeria000022321
Pakistan01010314157
Palestine0800084
Panama0000004
Peru0020247
Philippines0000003
Poland013061016
Portugal0000114
Romania000022173
Russia00004443
Rwanda0500164
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of0000004
Saint Lucia040037128
Saint Vincent040091383
Saudi Arabia0000007
Senegal0000003
Serbia00002219
Sierra Leone0000002
Singapore0000003
Slovakia0600101699
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)0000003
Slovenia0000006
Somalia020013121
South Africa0000007
Spain0000112
Sri Lanka0760619432
Sudan00000040
Swaziland00101222
Syria029001306
Taiwan0000001
Tajikistan0000003
Tanzania00000012
Thailand0000002
Togo0000001
Trinidad and Tobago00000011
Tunisia0420065
Turkey014051095
Turks and Caicos Islands0000003
Uganda01000120
Ukraine00103479
United Kingdom0000001
United States of America00601738
Uruguay0000001
Uzbekistan00000011
Venezuela04001529
Vietnam0100015
Yemen0600068
Zambia0000004
Zimbabwe0100017
(Blank)0100010