WATCH: New temporary shelter to house wave of asylum seekers opens in Laval

Another temporary shelter will be set up in Laval to receive asylum seekers, municipal authorities announced on Sunday. 

Laval had to act, according to mayor Marc Demers, "because of the influx of asylum seekers" fleeing the U.S. for Canada.

It is unclear when the shelter will be functional and how many people it can accommodate.

Federal authorities say that through the first two weeks of August, more than 3,800 people walked over the border into Quebec, compared to the 2,996 who similarly crossed the border throughout all of July.

Haitian nationals form the bulk of recent arrivals, believed driven by a change in U.S. policy that many fear would result in mass deportations. 

Canada lifted the temporary restriction on deporting Haitians last year, set up in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, and many were sent back to the island nation, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who spoke with reporters on Sunday before attending the Montreal Pride Parade.

Trudeau says Canadians should maintain confidence in the immigration system even as thousands of asylum seekers continue to pour into the country.

The prime minister also stressed that none of those walking across the United States border would receive any special advantages in their quest to come to Canada, stressing to Canadians and would-be refugees alike that border hoppers must go through the usual security checks and immigration evaluations.

Un nouveau centre d'hébergement temporaire sera aménagé à Laval pour recevoir des demandeurs d'asile.