Legal Aid Program Evaluation, Final Report

Appendix E: Data on Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid

Data on Immigration and Refugee Legal Aid

Table 1: Quebec I&R legal aid
  Applications Approved applications
Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 5,256 NA 4,998 NA
2006-07 5,616 7% 5,342 7%
2007-08 7,911 41% 7,558 41%
2008-09 8,990 14% 8,528 13%
2009-10 7,724 (14%) 6,996 (18%)

Source: Legal aid plan data.

* Percentage change from prior year

Table 2: Ontario I&R legal aid
  Applications Approved applications
Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 12,576 N/A 11,126 N/A
2006-07 12,788 2% 10,546 (5%)
2007-08 12,808 0.2% 11,269 7%
2008-09 15,632 22% 12,888 14%
2009-10 14,502 (7%) 13,242 3%

Source: Legal aid plan data.

* Percentage change from prior year

Table 3: Manitoba I&R legal aid
  Applications Approved applications
Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 97 NA 90 NA
2006-07 78 (20%) 65 (28%)
2007-08 74 (5%) 63 (3%)
2008-09 131 77% 122 94%
2009-10 171 31% 152 (25%)

Source: Legal aid plan data.

* Percentage change from prior year

Table 4: Alberta I&R legal aid
  Applications Approved applications
Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 835 NA 749 NA
2006-07 1,000 20% 899 20%
2007-08 1,110 11% 963 7%
2008-09 1,717 55% 1,535 59%
2009-10 1,625 (5%) 1,403 (9%)

Source: Legal aid plan data.

* Percentage change from prior year

Table 5: British Columbia I&R legal aid
  Applications Referrals for counsel Duty counsel
Number Percentage* Number Percentage* Number Percentage*
2005-06 1,034 NA 837 NA 989 NA
2006-07 1,199 16% 1,012 21% 1,006 2%
2007-08 1,480 23% 1,192 18% 832 (17%)
2008-09 2,079 40% 1,464 23% 1,113 34%
2009-10 2,024 (3%) 1,237 (16%) 1,460 31%

Source: Legal aid plan data.

* Percentage change from prior year

I&R legal aid information for Newfoundland and Labrador was not available

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