Refugee Protection Claims (New System) Statistics

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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.

2019 January to September Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2019/09/30)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
National42,70819,42310,7081,2341,55632,92181,275
Eastern17,6706,4884,72943056612,21339,994
Central20,3599,9484,70274783516,23234,900
Western4,6792,9871,277571554,4766,381

Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution – 2019 January to September

2018 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2018/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & 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

2017 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2017/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & 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

2016 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2016/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & 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

2015 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2015/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & 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

2014 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2014/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & 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

2013 Claims by Region

 ReferredFinalizedPending (as of 2013/12/31)
AcceptedRejectedAbandonedWithdrawn & 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