Refugee Protection Claims (Legacy) by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2014

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.

Understanding RPD Claims Tables

  • Referred: Claims received by the IRB.
  • Finalized:
    • Accepted: The IRB has determined that the claimant is either a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
    • Rejected: The IRB has determined that the claimant is not a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
    • Abandoned: The IRB has declared that the claim has been abandoned because, for example, the completed Personal Information Form was not provided on time, the claimant’s current and correct contact information was not provided, or the claimant did not attend their refugee protection claim hearing or the special hearing on the abandonment of the claim (if required).
    • Withdrawn & Other: “Withdrawn” describes cases in which the claimant does not continue with their claim. The claimant can decide to withdraw their claim before the hearing upon written notice to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD). Once substantive evidence has been accepted at a hearing, the claimant must make an application to the RPD to be able to withdraw their claim. “Other” describes cases in which the proceeding is terminated upon notice from a CBSA officer because the claimant is not eligible to claim refugee protection (e.g., determined inadmissible to Canada on grounds of serious criminality or organized criminality) or other situations such as when the claimant has passed away.
    • Total: Total of all claims accepted, rejected, abandoned, withdrawn & other. Claims finalized in the time period indicated may have been referred in a previous time period.
  • Pending: All claims, referred before December 15, 2012, that have not been finalized.
  • Country of Alleged Persecution: One of the following selections was entered into the IRB case management system by the officer from CBSA or IRCC when the claim was made and referred to the IRB:
    • Name of Country: The first listed country of alleged persecution as identified by the claimant.
    • Stateless: The officer identified the claimant as not being a citizen of any country.
    • Unknown: The officer selected “unknown.”
    • Blank: The officer did not identify any country of alleged persecution.

Legacy Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2014

  Referred Finalized Pending (as of 2014/12/31)
Accepted Rejected Abandoned Withdrawn & Other Total
Total 0 2,722 3,820 594 979 8,115 9,042
Afghanistan 0 91 11 22 5 129 113
Albania 0 91 114 7 9 221 160
Algeria 0 33 65 1 1 100 31
Angola 0 1 6 0 1 8 8
Antigua and Barbuda 0 6 1 0 1 8 7
Argentina 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Armenia 0 2 7 0 0 9 6
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Azerbaijan 0 0 4 0 1 5 12
Bahamas 0 2 11 0 0 13 2
Bahrain 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bangladesh 0 36 35 1 8 80 68
Barbados 0 1 7 0 1 9 17
Belarus (Byelorussia) 0 0 2 0 0 2 5
Belgium 0 0 8 0 0 8 0
Benin 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bermuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bolivia 0 2 0 0 0 2 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 6 1 1 8 10
Botswana 0 6 8 0 1 15 51
Brazil 0 1 0 0 4 5 15
Bulgaria 0 0 2 1 2 5 24
Burkina Faso 0 2 4 0 0 6 1
Burundi 0 19 25 0 3 47 29
Cambodia 0 3 11 0 2 16 28
Cameroon 0 20 30 1 0 51 34
Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Chad 0 2 6 0 0 8 5
Chile 0 4 1 0 1 6 7
China 0 352 562 54 89 1,057 975
Colombia 0 76 102 4 32 214 311
Comoros 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
Congo (Brazzaville) 0 2 14 2 0 18 3
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire) 0 48 90 9 5 152 56
Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Croatia 0 39 160 4 73 276 537
Cuba 0 23 11 5 2 41 28
Cyprus 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Czech Republic 0 11 36 0 3 50 11
Djibouti 0 39 23 0 2 64 8
Dominica 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Dominican Republic 0 1 10 6 6 23 21
Ecuador 0 0 6 0 3 9 12
Egypt 0 54 6 2 5 67 49
El Salvador 0 44 89 5 5 143 144
England 0 0 2 0 0 2 3
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
Eritrea 0 18 1 1 0 20 92
Ethiopia 0 15 4 0 1 20 75
Fiji 0 0 2 0 2 4 0
Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
France 0 0 7 0 5 12 1
Gabon 0 1 1 0 1 3 1
Gambia 0 4 2 1 0 7 12
Georgia 0 4 13 2 1 20 67
Germany 0 0 1 0 0 1 8
Ghana 0 5 9 0 3 17 38
Greece 0 0 12 2 11 25 42
Grenada 0 1 2 0 1 4 11
Guatemala 0 22 34 3 7 66 44
Guinea 0 17 23 1 3 44 40
Guyana 0 5 4 0 0 9 25
Haiti 0 45 69 4 9 127 77
Honduras 0 35 52 5 4 96 78
Hong Kong (SAR) 0 0 2 2 5 9 24
Hungary 0 236 264 9 233 742 1,005
India 0 68 224 25 26 343 553
Indonesia 0 6 0 0 1 7 11
Iran 0 108 46 1 4 159 51
Iraq 0 16 4 1 9 30 76
Ireland 0 0 0 0 5 5 5
Israel 0 2 56 1 10 69 62
Italy 0 0 3 0 1 4 16
Ivory Coast 0 15 10 1 3 29 10
Jamaica 0 18 33 3 9 63 100
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Jordan 0 6 9 0 2 17 30
Kazakhstan 0 6 1 0 2 9 56
Kenya 0 11 8 1 2 22 22
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 0 1 164 262 132 559 98
Korea, Republic of (South) 0 1 16 3 7 27 13
Kosovo 0 5 16 1 0 22 39
Kuwait 0 5 0 1 0 6 2
Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
Latvia 0 7 5 0 2 14 17
Lebanon 0 16 24 0 1 41 29
Liberia 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Libya 0 28 6 0 0 34 14
Lithuania 0 0 7 0 15 22 16
Macedonia 0 1 0 0 0 1 10
Madagascar 0 4 0 0 2 6 5
Malawi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Malaysia 0 0 0 0 4 4 8
Mali 0 7 12 0 1 20 7
Mauritania 0 1 4 0 0 5 0
Mauritius 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mexico 0 66 145 8 25 244 162
Moldova 0 3 6 3 2 14 16
Mongolia 0 2 2 0 0 4 11
Montenegro 0 1 0 0 1 2 2
Morocco 0 6 9 2 2 19 9
Myanmar, Burma 0 0 6 0 0 6 0
Namibia 0 29 128 17 4 178 61
Nepal 0 10 5 0 1 16 23
Netherlands 0 0 7 0 0 7 3
Nevis 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Nicaragua 0 1 6 1 1 9 4
Niger 0 0 2 0 0 2 2
Nigeria 0 23 33 2 7 65 371
Oman 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Pakistan 0 189 68 5 13 275 246
Palestine 0 6 5 1 0 12 26
Panama 0 1 0 0 0 1 9
Peru 0 9 26 1 2 38 45
Philippines 0 2 34 1 8 45 6
Poland 0 8 21 17 9 55 65
Portugal 0 0 4 0 1 5 20
Romania 0 4 9 38 10 61 251
Russia 0 48 36 4 7 95 63
Rwanda 0 17 26 0 4 47 18
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of 0 4 2 0 0 6 5
Saint Lucia 0 6 16 0 7 29 183
Saint Vincent 0 18 40 7 3 68 114
San Marino 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Saudi Arabia 0 6 1 0 1 8 9
Senegal 0 16 14 0 3 33 4
Serbia 0 0 4 0 1 5 22
Sierra Leone 0 3 0 0 0 3 4
Singapore 0 0 3 0 0 3 4
Slovakia 0 68 68 1 21 158 175
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) 0 0 5 0 0 5 4
Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Somalia 0 41 28 12 1 82 133
South Africa 0 0 3 0 0 3 8
Spain 0 0 8 0 3 11 11
Sri Lanka 0 82 108 7 4 201 549
Sudan 0 13 11 0 0 24 41
Swaziland 0 2 2 0 0 4 26
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Syria 0 115 10 1 6 132 70
Taiwan 0 0 0 0 2 2 5
Tajikistan 0 2 0 0 0 2 5
Tanzania 0 1 1 0 0 2 16
Thailand 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Togo 0 4 7 0 2 13 1
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 7 0 0 7 14
Tunisia 0 12 19 0 3 34 18
Turkey 0 56 61 0 6 123 133
Turkmenistan 0 1 2 0 0 3 0
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 11 1 0 12 9
Uganda 0 4 10 0 1 15 24
Ukraine 0 41 60 3 10 114 90
United Arab Emirates 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
United Kingdom 0 2 0 0 0 2 3
United States of America 0 0 74 2 13 89 86
Uruguay 0 0 2 0 0 2 5
Uzbekistan 0 3 1 1 1 6 17
Venezuela 0 16 18 0 2 36 46
Vietnam 0 2 7 0 0 9 8
Yemen 0 5 1 0 0 6 18
Zambia 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Zimbabwe 0 15 5 0 0 20 12
Stateless 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Unknown 0 1 2 0 1 4 0