Recent trends

​​​Detailed statistics on the intake and output of each of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) four Divisions are posted in the main statistics section of our website, which is updated quarterly, approximately six weeks after the quarter ends. The additional data found below is published monthly, approximately two weeks following the end of each month. As a result of the increased speed at which the information below is shared, the data is higher-level, and is also subject to change.

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 greater than 0 but less than 20.
See protecting privacy when releasing statistical information: small value suppression to learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.

Refugee protection claims

Please note that claims finalized in a given time period may have been referred to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) in a previous time period. The following table includes all types of cases referred to the RPD. This includes claims that have been returned to the RPD by either the Federal Court or the Refugee Appeal Division for re-determination, other types of matters heard by the RPD (such as applications to reopen), as well as applications to vacate or to cease refugee protection.

Refugee protection claims by month
Year
Month
Intake Finalizations Pending
2022
April4,0433,411
54,749
May4,5714,15455,166
June5,2113,81556,562
July4,8583,323
58,097
August6,0973,65460,540
September6,079
3,504
63,116
October6,832
3,71166,237
November7,272
4,339
69,171
December5,644
3,72671,089
2023
January7,576
4,22974,436
February8,878
4,468
78,846
March12,292
5,88985,249
April7,144
1,958
90,436
May10,806
4,233
97,009
June11,537
4,320
104,226
July11,918
3,839
112,315
August11,810
4,265
119,861
September11,757
4,540
127,078
October17,189
4,755
139,512
November15,075
5,533
149,055
December12,782
4,854
156,983
2024
January13,556
5,132
165,408
February15,312
6,108
174,614
March17,935
5,730
186,820​
April15,890
6,003
196,714​

Refugee appeals

Please note that appeals finalized in a given time period may have been filed in a previous time period. The following table includes all intake: appeals by the claimant or by the Minister, and appeals that have been returned to the RAD from the Federal Court for re-determination.

Refugee appeals by month
Year
Month
Filed Finalizations Pending
2022April1,0478465,090
May1,0478485,293
June1,0801,0435,326
July8267265,426
August8218565,391
September835
8805,346
October7828935,235
November8699775,127
December7838485,062
2023 January771
8225,011
February7488774,882
March801
1,257
4,426
April6103724,664
May5389544,248
June661
8694,040
July5516443,946
August5799353,590
September599
8833,306
October682
9243,064
November702
8222,944
December733
771
2,906
2024 January627
684
2,849
February629
841
2,637
March730
1,075
2,292​
April679
463
2,508​

Immigration appeals

Please note that immigration appeals finalized in a given time period may have been filed in a previous time period. The following tables include all types of immigration appeals filed, including appeals that have been returned to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) by the Federal Court, as well as other types of matters heard by the IAD (such as applications to reopen and applications to reinstate).

Immigration appeals by month
YearMonth
Filed Stayed Finalizations Pending-Stayed Pending-Non-Stayed
2022April27810
230767
1,418
May26911
247762
1,445
June32219
252757
1,520
July22514
223756
1,523
August28214
227752
1,582
September1895245730
1,548
October19515
241717
1,515
November27714
229711
1,569
December2145
248696
1,550
2023 January268
10
286
686
1,542
February2726
280675
1,545
March291
16
325
671
1,515
April2675189669
1,595
May31316341674
1,562
June33218281663
1,624
July31513
261
660
1,681
August24915284653
1,653
September182
17242
643
1,603
October25714
259
635
1,609
November230
14234617
1,623
December232
21253600
1,619
2024 January288
17
313
582
1,612
February266
18256
564
1,640
March282
13217
548
1,721​
April293
26342
520
1,702​