Effective November 21, 2011, Iranian Nationals and persons residing in Iran may face restrictions in transferring funds to, or opening bank accounts with Canadian financial institutions.
Persons affected by the sanctions on financial transactions, whether they are applicants for a permanent resident visa, Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ), or already in Canada, may apply for permits from the department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) that authorize specified activities or transactions that are otherwise prohibited under the sanctions.
For up-to-date information please consult the Canadian Gazette http:www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2011/2011-12-07/html/sor-dors268-eng.html or contact
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Economic Law Section (JLHB)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2
Tel: (613) 995-1108
Fax: (613) 992-2467