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Its me again, with another question.
I am an employee of the federal govt here in Canada but am on prelonged leave without pay to care for my kids. I have about 4-5 more years of leave and we are planning on heading to Australia. I can also apply for leave due to relocation if I choose to extend my leave. My plan is to never return to work for the federal govt as I do want to work in Australia once my kids are in school, but for that I need to pay back the one year of maternity benefits. My question is, would this be a problem? I mean my husband will be the primary applicant for either visas 175 or 176. I do plan on paying back the debt once my leave is up ( i dont really want to go back to Canada to work that extra year).
Could this scenario prevent us from heading over to Oz?
Thanks again! :)
 

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Hi Elaine,

You and your children would be secondary applicants must meet all of the following requirements stated on the link provided:
Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175)

I don't think your leave situation would have any reflection to cause a problem with the application. It would be up to you and your husband will need to do if you guys are granted the visa to resolve the situation. Either pay back the one year of maternity leave benefits or work that extra year. The granting of the visa will be based on your husband fulfilling all the requirements. In addition, to the medicals and other requirements that all of you must meet.
 
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