Where do the Roxham Road migrants come from?
and Jules Richer MISE À DAY
The number of migrants who took the Roxham Road exploded in 2022 in Quebec after a slowdown during the two pandemic years. Some 39,675 migrants crossed the border by land to seek asylum in Quebec, or 43% of asylum seekers in Canada as a whole. Before the pandemic in 2019, that number was much lower, at 16,660. Men, women and children from all over the planet sometimes traveled thousands of miles to reach the Canadian border. See here a map of the world showing you where the migrants who decided to start over in Canada came from through Roxham Road.
- Percentage of all migrants arriving through Quebec: 64%
- Percentage of arrivals via Roxham Rd of all land entries to Canada: 85%
Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
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* Data on the total number of asylum seekers and the number of migrants who passed overland are compiled for the period January to November 2022. The asylum seeker's country of citizenship is used.
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