Refugee Protection Claims (Legacy) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2019

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 - 2019 January to September

ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2019/09/30)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
Total0205240222849585
Afghanistan0100011
Antigua and Barbuda0010010
Bangladesh0010011
Botswana0110020
Bulgaria0000002
Cambodia0010010
China0351075111583
Colombia081821295
Congo, Democratic Republic0100011
Croatia011701190
Cuba0000001
Czech Republic0100010
Dominican Republic0000001
El Salvador0500050
Eritrea0010010
Georgia0610073
Ghana0010010
Greece0010010
Guatemala0041050
Guyana0100010
Honduras0100010
Hong Kong (SAR)0020020
Hungary0222410473
India0340076
Indonesia0020020
Iran0602081
Iraq0400041
Israel0230050
Jamaica0100010
Japan0040040
Kazakhstan0130040
Korea DPR (North)0030031
Korea R. (South)0200020
Kosovo0110020
Lebanon0200020
Liberia0000001
Mexico0011241
Moldova0000006
Namibia0150061
Nigeria0243095
Pakistan09300123
Palestine0010010
Peru0510063
Philippines0300030
Poland0000006
Romania033701320
Rwanda0000110
Saint Lucia06400103
Saint Vincent0410271
Serbia0100010
Slovakia0000001
Somalia0100010
South Africa0100010
Sri Lanka057808733
Sudan0200020
Trinidad and Tobago0020020
Turkey0020020
Ukraine0100010
United States of America0040151
Uruguay0100010
Uzbekistan0100010
Venezuela0110020
Zambia0100010
(Blank)0000110