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.

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.

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. Learn more about how the Board approaches small value suppression.

Refugee protection claims by month

  Intake Finalizations Pending​​
​​​​​2019
August5,592
3,035
79,666
September5,607
2,912
82,361
October5,899
3,397
84,863
November5,183
3,320
86,726
December4,844
3,078
88,492
​​​2020
January5,564
4,210
89,846
February4,956
3,961
90,841
March3,089
2,524
91,406
April678
23
92,061
May891
42
92,910
June320
1,506
91,724
July454
2,313
89,865
August521
1,609
88,777
September​531
2,028
87,280
October640
2,406
85,514
November876
2,842
83,548
December731
3,031
81,248
​​​2021
January594
3,280
78,562
February569
4,180
74,951
March1,326
6,454
69,823
April1,984
3,322
68,485
May2,473
3,472
67,486
June2,191
4,521
65,156
July2,407
3,992
63,574​
August2,275
3,661
62,193​​

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

  Filed Finalizations Pending
​​​ 2019 August870
568
10,220
September841648
10,413
October918
984
10,347
November819
1,012
10,154
December939
1,349
9,744
​​ 2020 January975
1,803
8,916
February1,0001,403
8,513
March759
816
8,456
April67
--
8,523
May54
--
8,575
June106
138
8,543
July843
836
8,550
August823
1,313
8,060
September452
1,153
7,359
October550
777
7,132
November600
668
7,064
December679
648
7,095
​​​ 2021 January547
1,216
6,426
February640
1,429
5,637
March984
1,639
4,982
April929
584
5,327
May914
775
5,466
June916
894
5,488​
July943
765
5,666
August827
853
5,640

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

  Filed Stayed Finalizations Pending-Stayed Pending-Non-Stayed
​​ 2019 August2709
482895
3,581
September27419
422
887
3,441
October343
16
489875
3,307
November343
19
470​868
3,187
December381
22
438870
3,128
​​ 2020 January391
26
612860
2,917
February36311
408
855
2,877
March293
8
313
841
2,871
April9101
842
2,960
May59
3
170
843
2,848
June113
6
159
838
2,807
July103
6
168
834
2,746
August158
3
196
825
2,717
September143
5
260
809
2,616
October204
9
306
792
2,531
November211
5
267
786
2,481
December216
12
318
764
2,401
​​​ 2021 January166
17
332
748
2,251
February166
17
275
736
2,154
March179
22
273
723
2,073
April194
15
268
709
2,013
May165
19
250
694
1,943
June​205
18
312
669
1,861
July​179
18
293
659
1,757
August207
29
245
643
1,735​