Refugee Protection Claims (Legacy) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2017

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 - January to December 2017

ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2017/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total0858369953001,6223,933
Afghanistan0205053050
Albania0212152014
Algeria0000002
Angola0600061
Antigua and Barbuda0000007
Argentina0000001
Armenia0000003
Australia0000004
Austria0000004
Azerbaijan0500054
Bahrain0000001
Bangladesh08100931
Barbados0320059
Belarus(Byelorussia)0200023
Bolivia0500050
Bosnia and Herzegovina0000003
Botswana072141420
Brazil00001110
Bulgaria08000812
Burundi0300143
Cambodia0300476
Cameroon0620089
Chad0000002
Chile0000110
China02547357132608
Colombia0371511871165
Congo (Brazzaville)0100010
Congo, Democratic Republic05000511
Costa Rica0000001
Croatia0392002180161
Cuba01300413
Czech Republic0015064
Djibouti0110022
Dominica0000003
Dominican Republic0101026
Ecuador0000112
Egypt0280002812
El Salvador0160011734
Equatorial Guinea0000002
Eritrea0344314220
Ethiopia0223002537
Finland0000003
France0000001
Gambia0210035
Georgia01106851
Ghana00009921
Greece00000010
Grenada0100017
Guatemala00050511
Guinea0120145
Guyana00501614
Haiti02501812
Honduras0102021424
Hong Kong (SAR)00003318
Hungary010770720204480
India0302611976147
Indonesia0000117
Iran01002315
Iraq08611168
Israel01032624
Ivory Coast0110021
Jamaica081091855
Japan0000006
Jordan0900096
Kazakhstan0141001531
Kenya05101712
Korea DPR (North)00300331
Korea R. (South)0000004
Kosovo03032824
Kuwait0100010
Kyrgyzstan0000003
Latvia0401165
Lebanon02000214
Libya0010010
Lithuania00001110
Macedonia0000008
Malawi0000001
Malaysia0001340
Mali0000002
Mauritius0020020
Mexico084182151
Moldova00000013
Mongolia01000110
Montenegro0000001
Morocco0000111
Namibia04201723
Nepal055001013
Netherlands0110020
Nicaragua0210030
Niger0000001
Nigeria06837166127194
Pakistan025110440116
Palestine0101131
Panama0000004
Peru0000007
Philippines0000003
Poland00400412
Portugal0040040
Romania04218731141
Russia071061428
Rwanda0300031
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Fed. Of0100013
Saint Lucia01310793989
Saint Vincent042161370
Saudi Arabia0400042
Senegal0001012
Serbia01003415
Sierra Leone0000002
Singapore0000003
Slovakia0260313069
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)0000003
Slovenia0000006
Somalia0351654774
South Africa0000007
Spain0000220
Sri Lanka061811686345
Sudan0161162417
Swaziland074001110
Syria0100015
Taiwan0000001
Tajikistan0100012
Tanzania01000111
Thailand0000002
Togo0000001
Trinidad and Tobago0020138
Tunisia0200023
Turkey0182062669
Turks and Caicos Islands0030030
Uganda06200812
Ukraine0171022059
United Kingdom0000001
United States of America0011221523
Uruguay0000001
Uzbekistan01000110
Venezuela0112011415
Vietnam0000114
Yemen0100017
Zambia0100013
Zimbabwe0220043