Quebec predicts up to 400 illegal border crossing a day this summer

Between January and April of this year, 7,612 people crossed illegally into Canada, 96 per cent of them along Quebec's border with the US.

The remaining four per cent crossed into Manitoba and BC, about 300 total for the two provinces.

Quebec's government says projections suggest there could be as many as 400 crossings per day this summer, compared to 250 in 2017.

Aside from illegal border crossings, 7,810 people arrived at an official Canadian point of entry and applied for asylum status in the first four months of 2018.

Roughly 65 per cent of those were in Quebec and about 30 per cent in Ontario.