Refugee Protection Claims (New System) Statistics

Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the RPD in a previous time period. The following tables include all types of cases referred to the RPD on or after December 15, 2012 (new system). Also included are claims that have been returned to the RPD by either the Federal Court or the Refugee Appeal Division for re-determination, as well as other types of matters heard by the RPD (such as applications to reopen). Not included in the tables are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

Claims by Region - 2022 (January to September)
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2022/09/30)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 40,519 20,497 9,794 963 2,736 33,990 62,113
Eastern16,9795,1943,6283541,54510,72127,452
Central18,88111,0794,98949490017,46228,256
Western4,6594,2241,1771152915,8076,405
Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2022 (January to September​)

Claims by Region - 2021
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2021/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 24,127 30,290 12,190 934 4,600 48,014 55,937
Eastern8,0658,6335,0452322,51016,42026,432
Central12,32616,5145,9196711,70224,80623,705
Western3,7365,1431,226313886,7885,800

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2021

Claims by Region - 2020
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2020/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 18,500 16,209 7,733 395 1,529 25,866 79,753
Eastern7,846
5,573
3,338
202
666
9,779
40,700
Central8,398
7,038
3,422
166
745
11,371
33,714
Western2,256
3,598
973
27
118
4,716
5,339

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2020

Claims by Region - 2019
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2019/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 58,378 25,034 13,718 1,610 2,129 42,491 87,270
Eastern24,1238,1995,88659184115,51742,960
Central27,82512,9216,0769471,07021,01437,628
Western6,4303,9141,756722185,9606,682

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2019

Claims by Region - 2018
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2018/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 55,388 14,790 8,759 1,376 1,880 26,805 71,675
Eastern23,3703,5422,8284685117,34934,927
Central26,5728,8344,9818391,16315,81730,872
Western5,4462,414950692063,6395,876

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2018

Claims by Region - 2017
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2017/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 47,425 13,553 6,223 740 997 21,513 43,250
Eastern21,7163,4001,8453472175,80919,451
Central20,5958,0253,68334467112,72319,987
Western5,1142,128695491092,9813,812

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2017

Claims by Region - 2016
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2016/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 23,350 9,972 4,821 286 682 15,761 17,537
Eastern5,8192,7591,26076974,1923,535
Central14,8805,9252,9071794999,51012,537
Western2,6511,28865431862,0591,465

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2016

Claims by Region - 2015
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2015/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 16,592 8,596 4,119 212 532 13,459 9,999
Eastern3,8832,0981,28851883,5251,919
Central10,7585,4782,2681303678,2437,193
Western1,9511,02056331771,691887

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2015

Claims by Region - 2014
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2014/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 13,800 7,156 3,961 271 425 11,813 6,916
Eastern3,3101,6161,278721053,0711,577
Central8,9324,6272,2641752657,3314,701
Western1,55891341924551,411638

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2014

Claims by Region - 2013
 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2013/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn and OtherTotal
National 10,465 3,064 2,009 221 357 5,651 4,987
Eastern2,93481267347821,6141,355
Central6,4271,9341,1201432213,4183,124
Western1,1043182163154619508

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2013