Relocating to Canada from Iran After Initial Rejection
If you are a successful business owner residing in Iran, you may be eligible to relocate to Canada by bringing your business there, as Mr. X recently did. Mr. X was recently granted permission to establish his business in Canada!
Read the complete account below.
Mr. X was the owner of a small Iranian manufacturing company that specialized in the design, production, and sale of chandelier solutions. The company had approximately ten employees and an annual revenue of over $230,000. Mr. X had saved approximately $150,000 to invest in his Canadian operations.
Our client hired us to assist him in establishing his Canadian business and relocating himself and his family to Canada as business owners.
Investment and Relocation Methodology
The investment and relocation procedure for this case is detailed below.
We assisted Mr. X in registering his company in Ontario, Canada, so that he could establish his business in Canada.
Next, we assisted Mr. X in the development of a business plan for the newly acquired business.
Step 3: Submitting an Immigration Application Our team submitted Mr. X’s Intra-Company Transfer class application for a Canadian work permit. In addition, we requested an Open Work Permit for his spouse and a study permit for his child.
The application of Mr. X was denied on the basis of the following reasons:
According to the information provided in your application, the objective of your trip to Canada is inconsistent with a temporary stay.
You have not shown that the proposed work would generate or sustain significant social, cultural, or economic benefits or opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents, as required by R205 (a).
We requested additional information from the IRCC under the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) request. The ATIP notes indicate that the Officer denied Mr. X’s application for the following reasons:
The provided financial information was insufficient evidence of the parent company’s ability to support the start-up business while continuing to support the parent company’s activities.
The applicant has not presented a viable business plan that would provide a substantial benefit to Canada, as required by R205(a), because the business plan does not include inventory, equipment, supplies, or raw material costs. It is also unclear why the applicant’s annual salary is not included in the payroll totals.
Fifth Step: Our Objection:
Upon reviewing the reasons for the denial, it became evident that the officer overlooked or misinterpreted the evidence provided, and that the decision was completely unreasonable.
Mr. X possessed the necessary funds to expand to Canada, and his business plan was comprehensive. The application was well-supported by evidence, and the business plan contained all of the “missing” information identified by the Officer. Our team drafted a 24-page letter requesting that the IRCC reconsider its negative decision (at no cost to our client, of course!).
Step 6: Approval:
We received a letter from the IRCC stating that our client’s application had been reopened and approved approximately one month after sending our objection letter.
Our client and his family will soon launch their new business in Canada. This case has been a wonderful way to close out the year 2022, and we are thrilled for our clients!
April 2022 – Application submitted July 2022 – Rejection notification
August 2022 – ATIP is asked for
October 2022 – ATIP is acquired
Early November – Letter of Objection is Sent
The Application for Work Permit under C12 (Intra-company Transfer program) was approved in early December.