The table below which has been provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is deceiving. Every year, many asylum claimants enter Canada with visas and make claims after they get into Canada. Those visas may be genuine or fake, but they allow the bearers to enter Canada easily. This group is often as large or larger than the total of people who make asylum (refugee) claims at the Canadian Land Borders and Airports. In other words, there are 3 groups making asylum claims, not just the two shown in the table. When the three groups are added together, the total number of people making asylum (refugee) claims is very high.
|2010 Q 1||1,215||923|
|Data extract date: Sep. 22, 2010|
|Download as of Sep. 21, 2010|