This website provides refugee claim statistics released by IRB under the “new system claims” (claims that are referred to the RPD on or after December 15, 2012), and “legacy claims” (refugee protection claims referred to the IRB before December 15, 2012 are not subject to all of the new requirements).
The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) hears and decides claims for refugee protection made in Canada.
A claim for refugee protection can be made by speaking to an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) at any port of entry upon arrival in Canada, or to an officer from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or CBSA at an inland office.
The officer decides whether the claim is eligible to be referred to the IRB. If the claim is eligible, it is sent (“referred”) to the RPD to start the claim for refugee protection process.