Options exhausted?

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Options exhausted?

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-27-2011, 08:40 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3
Please update your flag here .

Options exhausted?

Hi all!
I am new here at australiaforum(dot)com and I just wanted to express my appreciation for this forum and the people here willing to help others.
I am currently an international student (from Trinidad) studying in Canada and I will be finishing my program in August.
I have an Australian girlfriend who I lived with for a little over 3 months while she was on a working holiday here in Canada. She has returned to Australia to continue her schooling. My intention was to go over to Australia on a similar working holiday and live with her and work while she finished school, however, as a Trinidadian citizen I have no privelages to do so.
I also I won't have a lot of money left after finishing school as an international student here in Canada, so I could not simply apply as a visitor and stay in Australia without some income (or living off loved ones.)
My only option it seems is to apply as a skilled worker but so far I have not made much progress looking through the Australian immigration website and from speaking with an Immigration officer from the Australian high commission here in Canada.
My only hope is that in addition to my own research, someone here with more experience than I have might be able to assist me.
I will appreciate any effort to guide me or help me in any way.
Looking forward to your responses.
Best wishes and many thanks in advance!

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2011, 01:10 AM
Wanderer's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,467
Please update your flag here .

139 likes received
From a skilled aspect, it will really depend on what you have studied, what qualifications you have and there is for both independent skilled visas and employer sponsorships a need to to have some experience.
You can have a read of the various options via. Workers - Visas & Immigration

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-28-2011, 01:37 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3
Please update your flag here .

Hello Wanderer,
I was on the site and going through the Skilled Occupation List. I studied for 3 years in Trinidad and have an Associate in Applied Science in Physics already and I will be finishing a 2 year program here in Canada, receiving a Diploma as a Chemical Laboratory Technician. Once I finish I will be entitled to work here in Canada and this is where I would gain some experience, although ideally, I'd rather not have to wait a year while I work here, while she is in school in Aus. I realise this might be the case and there might be no way around it... that is really disheartening.
I was just looking at the Skills matching database, but it seems there weren't any matches for the "Chemistry Technician" (which seems to be the closest match).
I do not have work experience in this field which I have gathered disqualifies me anyway. This is terribly frustrating, but I am determined to find a way.
Thanks a lot for your reply. I haven't looked at the employer sponsership visas, so I am having a look now.
Take care!

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
At the moment a have a 485 What are my options for PR? Alaqueteque Visas and immigration 0 10-06-2011 06:09 AM
Visa Options australiabusiness Visas and immigration 0 09-26-2011 11:33 AM
I don't know what's my options TheVirus Visas and immigration 0 04-27-2011 10:14 AM
What options do I have? Furryball Visas and immigration 5 08-24-2010 02:35 PM

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.