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  1. I work full time running a construction company ATM, and am currently also going through flight school part time. I'm also burnt out and irritated by the whole situation, but I'll point out that It's the lack of a girlfriend and social life that has opened up this opportunity! Where there's a will there's a way!
  2. You don't need a priority skill, you need to be employed in a critical sector. Example, I know a tradie plumber that found a job offer (used a head hunter) working for Liebher in the mines out in WA (mining is critical sector). He applied for an exemption, had his visa approved and has been out there since Jan. I'm looking for companies who have contracts in a critical sector then will use lawyers ($1500) to apply for my exemption. Finding a legitimate job offer and employers that will consider you is difficult, I have already handed out my CV to +500 employers and have resorted to calling them directly. I have had a few solid leads thus far, and you must be able to sell yourself, your current position, etc. There's evidence on travel exemption forums all over FB doing the same thing, but it's no easy feat. They also help outline which documents home affairs will require from you to successfully apply for an exemption. I personally, have decided to use lawyers to help dot my T's and cross my I's. To each their own.
  3. I could have walked there by now and sat in a tent for quarintine. Can't believe a 25hr flight can get drawn out this much.
  4. I'm trying to get a job offer and an exemption. This is rediculous.
  5. Domo

    190 Visa Grant

    Tell your story, I'd love to hear it!I I was born on the adriatic coast in Europe, Australian lifestyle is similar to that, we don't have that in Canada. Personally I'd much prefer that my kids grew up in a similar environment, Canada is super boring if you ask me and it's literally frigid 7 months of the year. Both economies are similar and I'm aiming for a career change that Canada can't offer, maybe Vancouver can, but if I'm going to move 8hrs away from Toronto, I may as well move 25hrs to Aus. Def wouldn't want to raise a family in murica.
  6. Hah, Hopefully you managed to at least crush a beer while in Dublin.
  7. Domo

    190 Visa Grant

    I'm job hunting so I can see if I can get an exemption. I've had a few leads lately, It's honestly starting to look somewhat promising.
  8. Haha, did you go to SA for your technical interview? I was there when covid struck, got robbed and had no communication with my agency, so I had no clue what was going on at the time. I was scheduled to fly to Oz a month later and def would have caught the first flight to Oz if I knew they were shutting down borders at the time. Hindsight is a *****
  9. I just spoke with the medical officer earlier today, and they said that they would not be able to proceed with my Health clearance without a newly generated HAP ID. Therefore, I will have to wait for the CO to make a formal request.
  10. Domo

    190 Visa Grant

    Yea, saw this as well. I think they applied March/April 2020. Good news!
  11. I think I will also have my health clearances redone, in the off chance the CO looks at my files within the next 12months.
  12. I had my HAP ID from a previous WHV, which you will require for a HC. Again, the doctor designated to perform a HC will not be able to complete your medicals without a HAP ID.
  13. Hey, I front loaded mine against Jenny's wishes. My HC and PCC expired already, just more money to pay again if the CO asks for new fresh ones. If covid didn't happen, I'd say front loading your HC and PCC would make sense, which is why I did it.
  14. The agency I went with had a great rate and a good reputation. They charged fixed rates and didn't work on a per hour basis. I didn't want to be hosed by someone milking me for hours. I also have family in Europe, so I made a trip to see everyone when I had to physically be present at my agency. Everything went well and according to plan with my agency. Perhaps I could have found a better and cheaper solution, but either way the DUC certainly got it done.
  15. Im from Toronto, just north of the border. Vacc situation is good, but It's a very divided shit show here, and the government has gone mad. Can't wait to leave.