I'm a pre feb.2008 applicant in the federal skill worker category. Its a strong possibility my application will be returned and as such I'm looking to quebec as my option. My question is do I go ahead and submit an application now as their is a quota isdue or should I wait for formal rejection from cic.
I am sorry to hear what happened with pre Feb 2008 applicants and I empathize with you...Onward to your query
There are many factors here that you must consider before sending an application for immigration to Quebec. Firstly is Quebec your preferred choice? or you will you be using Quebec as a backdoor to enter Canada since you applied firstly to the Federal Level? This is a question you must honestly ask yourself and will be asked of you should you be selected for an interview by a visa officer.
Secondly, to determine if you qualify for for Quebec, you can 1) Write your credentials here, like age, education reached, status, kids/no kids, area of training etc and let one of the forum members calculate your score for you. Or you can go here http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/permanent-workers/epi.html
to the MICC link and do the free online assessment. Or both.
Thirdly there are some important considerations you must acknowledge, for example:
- Fee increase for the Application for a Selection Certificate in the Skilled Worker subclass effective April 1, 2012
- Coming into force of the mandatory use of language proficiency tests
- Notice for individuals planning to immigrate or stay in Québec
- Notice on Internet fraud
Each of the above topics are discussed fully here http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/permanent-workers/index.html
scroll down the page to the section called "important notices."
Have you considered other Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP)? The structure of migrating to other provinces are very similar to the Federal Level to which you applied.
The moment you answer all these initial concerns and you conclude Quebec is for you then apply