I am currently employed by a company in Canada and work in the Middle East for them. I had to be there on 6th October 2017 for some orientation and training. I applied for a visit visa around the end of September with the invitation letters provided by my employer. This was obviously too tight, in hope that I would get the visa quickly.

I got the refusal today (25th October) with the official reason being

You have not satisfied me that you would leave Canada at the end of your stay as a temporary resident. In reaching this decision, I considered several factors, including: Having a legitimate business purpose in Canada

I am assuming this is because 6th October has already passed.

Anyway, how can I apply again? I have new invitation letters, this time for December.

Shall I start a new application?

Is there some way to just resupply these new invitation letters?

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    I'm not a visa expert, but you should probably assume that the refusal was for the stated reason, and not because it was last-minute. They say they think your application is bogus and you intend to overstay. – Spehro Pefhany Oct 25 '17 at 8:53
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    @SpehroPefhany hmm in that case i am not sure how i am going to satisfy them. I do have an extensive travel history in Europe and also have a valid B2 US Visa. – Hani Q Oct 25 '17 at 9:12
  • I think you should speak with your company. It is your company problem, and I think the company did something wrong. (timing, invitation, but also documenting paid flight and accommodation, reason of travel, etc.) – Giacomo Catenazzi Oct 25 '17 at 9:15
  • @HaniQ: did you documented your travel history (and your US visa)? That could help (lower probability of overstay) – Giacomo Catenazzi Oct 25 '17 at 9:16
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi yeah i did. Providing details in the Travel History section. Based on all this i am assessing that the reason can be purely the date of my purpose of visit being expired, Yeah i am going to reapply with new Invitation, Bookings, etc. But wanted to know. Looking at the Application portal. It seems i need to create a new application. It will be a new process all over again. Arent my chances much better if i challenge this refusal and provide the new invitation etc somehow ? can that be done ? – Hani Q Oct 25 '17 at 9:29

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