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Canada Border Services Agency published detention statistics


Canada Border Services Agency published detention statistics

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published a report introducing detention statistics. Based on the report, from 2017 to September 30, 2021, CBSA detained 9,800 individuals for removal.


In accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the CBSA can detain individuals. A person may be detained for examination, suspicion of criminality, suspicion of inadmissibility on security grounds, suspicion of inadmissibility on grounds of human or international rights violations, failure to provide an identity, danger to the public, etc.


Persons detained sorted by province are shown in the table below:

Province

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quater

Fourth Quarter

Alberta

34

31

41

45

British Columbia

64

94

112

121

Manitoba

6

6

8

7

New Brunswick

6

5

3

2

Newfoundland and Labrador

0

6

7

3

Northwest Territories

0

0

0

0

Nova Scotia

1

5

9

7

Ontario

248

249

293

293

Prince Edward Island

1

1

0

0

Quebec

90

71

90

87

Saskatchewan

5

13

9

3

Yukon

0

0

0

0

Permanent residents and foreign nationals who may be inadmissible to Canada may be detained based on these grounds.


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