Refugee Claimants in Canada (2006-2015)

China, Hungary and Pakistan were the top source countries of refugee claimants in 2015

Refugee Claimants Canada

Refugee Claimants in Canada (2006-2015)

From 2006 to 2015, most refugee claimants came from Mexico, Republic of China, Colombia, Hungary, Haiti, the United States of America, Nigeria, Pakistan,  and Sri Lanka.




However, during this, the country of citizenship of the refugee claimants varies year after year. In 2015, for example, China, Hungary, Pakistan, Nigeria and Colombia were the top source countries of these claimants.

Here are the top 25 source countries of refugee claimants by year of arrival.

Refugee claimants by top 25 countries of citizenship, 2006 to 2015
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 TOTAL
Mexico 4,935 7,153 9,454 7,581 1,197 649 321 84 80 111 31,565
China Rep 1,500 1,341 1,474 1,442 1,527 1,793 1,662 771 1,190 1,498 14,198
Colombia 1,373 2,572 3,050 2,248 1,335 863 694 595 578 696 14,004
Hungary 29 23 307 2,537 2,350 4,451 1,879 96 390 986 13,048
Haiti 708 3,240 4,247 1,438 1,060 509 391 331 365 295 12,584
USA 646 1,807 2,285 1,109 770 621 388 125 163 199 8,113
Nigeria 667 743 759 767 847 677 707 469 580 794 7,010
Pakistan 609 356 387 418 516 893 862 631 770 899 6,341
Sri Lanka 859 787 1,008 817 1,170 634 412 188 197 234 6,306
India 757 540 548 478 521 642 683 211 278 377 5,035
Afghanistan 252 288 429 403 396 417 367 389 467 495 3,903
Somalia 205 244 498 527 436 427 431 287 330 505 3,890
El Salvador 276 331 595 543 523 423 356 100 152 181 3,480
Congo Dem 412 334 418 310 310 367 354 305 346 285 3,441
Czech Republic 1 109 845 2,075 30 25 27 12 110 87 3,321
Iraq 182 269 290 232 146 156 161 240 576 598 2,850
Honduras 182 239 464 362 346 332 295 148 182 131 2,681
Syria 33 69 64 87 119 176 343 488 565 577 2,521
Turkey 267 149 235 238 291 329 365 178 175 266 2,493
Iran 233 189 269 296 326 308 259 198 162 149 2,389
Slovak Rep 6 7 74 355 263 316 443 33 468 353 2,318
Jamaica 151 125 240 268 275 315 262 142 192 187 2,157
Burundi 420 275 269 131 135 170 176 195 100 265 2,136
Albania 221 233 334 219 185 216 321 111 109 126 2,075
Eritrea 156 155 222 205 147 180 225 228 254 287 2,059
SOURCE: IRCC

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