Interactive Resources

Map of Canada’s Religious Refugees by Country of Origin

This map depicts the most common countries of origin for those religious claimants compared with the conditions of religious freedom in those countries. The data points are automatically plotted and show that almost every country with over 20 claimants had significant levels of social hostilities or government restrictions against religious minorities, often both.

Map by Justin Chiu

Claim decision data (late 2015 to 2019) from Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada via access-to-information request

Religious freedom indices (2018) from Pew Research Center