Question: I submitted an application for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program a year ago. I recently sent the immigration office an email to ask about the status of my application, and I was told that they are yet to process my application.
I was given notice that processing my application will start in February 2015 and that I should follow up after the said date. Because of this, I am thinking of submitting another application for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Is this allowed? Will it be okay if I have two applications to different programs at the same time?
Answer: There is nothing in the immigration rules and regulations that prohibits an individual from applying for permanent residency in two different programs simultaneously.
However, one requirement when applying for the Quebec Skilled Worker category is the intent to reside in Quebec – your application to the Federal Skilled Worker Program might invalidate this.
In the same manner, one requirement when applying for the Federal Skilled Worker Program is the intent to reside outside Quebec – which, again, will conflict with your first application for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. You might end up being rejected in both programs because of this conflict.