Application to CIO: 28-01-10
Docs sent to CHC London: 20-06-10
2nd AOR received: 10-08-10 Status Decision made Application Refused: 26/01/12
Sadly, it wasn't good news. My application has been rejected on the grounds that the visa officer considered my job duties under NOC code 9212 (Supervisor, Chemical Processing plant) not to meet the duties as listed in that NOC code...even though they clearly do in at least 4 cases.
My lawyers have noted that I've got 60 days to appeal but after all this time I'm not entirely sure I want to, especially given that all it will do is put me back in the processing queue again with no future guarantee of success. It may be (i.e. it almost certainly is! ) sour grapes, but I'm also partly of the opinion that to reject the application on these grounds suggests that they're rushing older applications through and kicking out any 'maybes' with the aim of getting numbers down faster. Regardless, it lends weight to the fact that you should all make sure that your applications are as sturdy as can be.
Either way, the very best of luck to all my BE friends : you've been a source of great joy and comfort over the last year and I hope you all get the new start that you want...and after all this time, deserve!
I'm taking the stance that Canada's loss is my gain and I'm going to start pushing my career again : something I haven't been able to do properly for the last 18 months. Who knows - maybe I'll apply again in the future?