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

The following table includes all types of cases referred to the Refugee Protection Division (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 table are applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection. Please note:

  • Claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the RPD 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 Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (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 RPD.
  • Finalized:
    • Accepted: The RPD has determined that the claimant is either a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
    • Rejected: The RPD has determined that the claimant is not a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
    • Abandoned: The RPD has declared that the claim has been abandoned because, for example, the completed Basis of Claim 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    • Withdrawn & Other: “Withdrawn” describes cases in which the claimant does not continue with their claim.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 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 to the RPD in a previous time period.
  • Pending: All claims, referred on or after 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 RPD:
    • 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.

New System Claims by Country of Alleged Persecution - 2014

  Referred Finalized Pending (as of 2014/12/31)
Accepted Rejected Abandoned Withdrawn & Other Total
Total 13,800 7,156 3,961 271 425 11,813 6,916
Afghanistan 438 308 54 7 14 383 199
Albania 119 50 45 0 5 100 73
Algeria 76 28 55 1 4 88 31
Angola 23 5 8 0 0 13 14
Antigua and Barbuda 16 11 7 3 0 21 7
Argentina 3 2 4 0 2 8 0
Armenia 16 13 2 0 1 16 1
Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Azerbaijan 6 4 0 0 0 4 5
Bahamas 28 9 2 1 0 12 17
Bahrain 2 5 0 0 0 5 4
Bangladesh 330 196 80 2 2 280 150
Barbados 24 13 6 0 2 21 10
Belarus (Byelorussia) 6 2 4 0 0 6 5
Belgium 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Belize 7 6 3 0 0 9 0
Benin 16 5 6 0 0 11 9
Bolivia 10 2 0 0 0 2 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 0 3 0 1 4 3
Botswana 10 6 1 0 0 7 9
Brazil 15 3 6 2 1 12 8
Bulgaria 9 3 4 0 1 8 9
Burkina Faso 10 7 3 0 0 10 3
Burundi 101 51 46 1 1 99 51
Cambodia 8 1 10 0 0 11 4
Cameroon 185 125 56 2 1 184 65
Central African Republic 24 17 1 0 1 19 9
Chad 78 39 15 1 0 55 40
Chile 6 0 6 0 0 6 1
China 1,317 556 487 18 23 1,084 663
Colombia 584 333 224 7 12 576 308
Congo (Brazzaville) 30 10 9 2 0 21 17
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire) 319 123 118 0 16 257 167
Costa Rica 6 0 6 1 2 9 0
Croatia 80 1 83 2 11 97 34
Cuba 156 92 46 5 13 156 73
Cyprus 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Czech Republic 116 11 32 3 10 56 84
Djibouti 107 86 23 0 0 109 39
Dominican Republic 25 12 8 1 2 23 12
Ecuador 7 0 4 1 0 5 11
Egypt 261 243 37 0 0 280 83
El Salvador 159 82 46 3 2 133 90
England 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Equatorial Guinea 3 1 0 0 0 1 3
Eritrea 243 182 27 1 6 216 98
Ethiopia 165 76 54 1 0 131 93
Fiji 10 0 7 0 1 8 3
France 6 0 2 0 4 6 2
Gabon 4 1 1 0 0 2 3
Gambia 19 6 5 0 0 11 18
Georgia 87 32 22 2 0 56 51
Germany 5 0 4 0 1 5 0
Ghana 76 31 36 0 5 72 42
Greece 9 3 16 1 0 20 3
Grenada 8 5 8 0 0 13 2
Guatemala 52 20 32 1 1 54 36
Guinea 66 48 25 1 0 74 24
Guinea-Bissau 5 1 3 0 0 4 2
Guyana 8 10 7 0 1 18 3
Haiti 369 157 195 5 3 360 147
Honduras 183 108 49 6 4 167 75
Hong Kong (SAR) 3 0 3 1 0 4 0
Hungary 506 103 66 9 50 228 442
India 292 46 162 70 3 281 124
Indonesia 7 1 4 0 0 5 2
Iran 178 147 47 5 2 201 81
Iraq 563 312 33 18 8 371 284
Ireland 6 0 0 0 6 6 6
Israel 57 9 19 2 17 47 26
Italy 33 1 27 0 2 30 21
Ivory Coast 23 17 8 0 0 25 15
Jamaica 205 116 76 0 3 195 77
Japan 5 0 1 1 1 3 3
Jordan 72 35 20 1 0 56 34
Kazakhstan 13 17 0 0 0 17 4
Kenya 49 22 17 1 1 41 21
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North) 8 0 34 3 12 49 9
Korea, Republic of (South) 19 4 10 0 3 17 8
Kosovo 49 17 28 2 2 49 25
Kuwait 20 20 4 3 5 32 6
Kyrgyzstan 9 0 3 0 0 3 9
Laos 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Latvia 3 0 1 0 1 2 3
Lebanon 173 82 84 1 5 172 86
Liberia 8 1 2 1 0 4 6
Libya 168 81 14 0 3 98 91
Lithuania 2 0 1 0 1 2 0
Macedonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Madagascar 6 1 4 0 0 5 1
Malawi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Malaysia 8 3 2 0 2 7 4
Mali 38 14 12 0 1 27 22
Malta 5 0 4 0 0 4 0
Mauritania 16 8 8 0 0 16 9
Mauritius 3 0 1 0 1 2 1
Mexico 86 28 43 2 7 80 58
Moldova 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
Mongolia 39 25 8 0 0 33 13
Montenegro 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Morocco 29 12 8 0 2 22 16
Myanmar, Burma 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Namibia 13 6 0 0 0 6 23
Nepal 40 22 10 0 0 32 19
Netherlands 7 1 3 0 1 5 5
Nicaragua 6 6 1 0 0 7 1
Niger 7 8 0 0 0 8 1
Nigeria 609 308 241 2 5 556 305
Norway 4 0 2 1 1 4 0
Oman 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
Pakistan 806 668 135 7 14 824 315
Palestine 77 44 8 0 4 56 33
Panama 10 0 3 0 0 3 7
Paraguay 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Peru 20 8 18 0 4 30 5
Philippines 25 7 8 1 1 17 14
Poland 47 4 26 0 5 35 23
Portugal 12 0 12 0 1 13 0
Qatar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Romania 19 4 5 2 6 17 10
Russia 77 69 12 0 3 84 37
Rwanda 53 45 9 1 0 55 31
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of 2 3 3 0 0 6 6
Saint Lucia 42 15 26 1 1 43 30
Saint Vincent 57 27 34 1 4 66 34
Saudi Arabia 38 25 11 0 1 37 12
Senegal 44 24 19 0 1 44 17
Serbia 10 1 4 2 2 9 9
Sierra Leone 1 1 2 0 0 3 0
Singapore 3 1 1 0 0 2 1
Slovakia 502 126 60 5 16 207 314
Slovakia (Slovak Republic) 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Slovenia 2 0 3 0 0 3 0
Somalia 347 139 77 23 8 247 186
South Africa 16 2 9 0 1 12 13
Spain 17 0 18 1 3 22 3
Sri Lanka 269 147 41 1 1 190 195
Sudan 88 51 14 0 4 69 51
Sudan (South) 4 4 0 0 0 4 0
Swaziland 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sweden 1 0 2 0 0 2 1
Switzerland 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Syria 553 561 24 5 3 593 186
Taiwan 5 0 2 0 0 2 3
Tajikistan 2 5 2 0 0 7 0
Tanzania 13 13 3 0 0 16 5
Thailand 4 2 0 0 0 2 2
Togo 20 9 10 0 0 19 11
Trinidad and Tobago 27 8 20 0 0 28 8
Tunisia 40 28 13 0 1 42 19
Turkey 206 111 59 0 3 173 127
Turkmenistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Uganda 49 23 12 0 1 36 21
Ukraine 357 174 66 1 10 251 141
United Arab Emirates 6 1 1 0 0 2 13
United Kingdom 15 8 2 1 0 11 6
United States of America 88 1 47 11 19 78 43
Uruguay 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Uzbekistan 25 24 8 0 1 33 11
Venezuela 164 74 35 0 2 111 77
Vietnam 6 2 7 0 1 10 2
Yemen 44 20 13 0 1 34 29
Zambia 4 2 0 0 0 2 2
Zimbabwe 73 40 16 2 0 58 31
Unknown 45 20 3 1 2 26 30