THE Commission for Canada in Hongkong has denied that Canadian authorities are stalling Valles Steamship Co's application to move its head office to Vancouver. Mr Neil Reeder, First Secretary and Consul of the Commission for Canada, said Valles' application was merely taking longer than expected. The application was being processed by the British Columbia government, the national government and the International Maritime Centre, he said. ''We are doing all we can to facilitate such companies to move to Canada and it was not a reflection of stalling. We are keen on them coming to Canada, but it was a question of getting through the bureaucratic procedures,'' Mr Reeder said. He was commenting on a statement by Valles executive director David Koo that the company, which had applied to move to Vancouver, might change its mind if Canadian authorities were inflexible over demands on job creation for Canadians. Mr Koo claimed authorities were stalling as Valles, which planned to move out of Hongkong due to political instability and uncertainty over human rights issues, had made its application a ''long time ago''. ''We want to go where we are welcomed. If they don't make up their mind, we will have second thoughts,'' Mr Koo said. He said one ministry was welcoming people while another ministry could not make up its mind. Mr Koo said Valles would still maintain a small office in Hongkong and would not pull out of the territory totally.