Applications to Cease or Vacate Refugee Protection

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Please note that applications finalized in a given time period may have been made in a previous time period.​

Due to privacy considerations, some values in these tables​ have been suppressed and replaced with the notation "--". As a result, components may not be a sum of the total indicated. In general, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada suppresses values less than 20. Learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.

Cessation applications (s. 108(2) of the IRPA)

 Cessation applicationsFinalizedPending
AllowedDismissedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
2020 (January to December)399
227
--
​--
--
238
819
2019443168--
​--
--
190658
2018140119--
​--
​​31
168406
2017173​--
--
--
​21
37437
201692--
--
​--
2141301
201518249--
--
--
70250
​2014161117--
​--
​​22
156138
201313740--
​--
--
46
133

Vacation applications (s. 109(1) of the IRPA)

 Vacation applications FinalizedPending
AllowedDismissedAbandonedWithdrawn & OtherTotal
2020 (January to December)
264
50
--
--
--
63
543
2019210279--
--
--
295342
2018173369--
--
--
388427
2017238​70
--
​--
--
73643​
201621521
​--
--
--
27478
201514161--
--
--
70283
2014240135--
--
--
155212
201312895--
--
--
122127