I would like to thank OhCanadiana for the post and all the other users that have been passing on valuable information!!
Once I have pretty much all my doubts checked just by reading the replies I'm left with only one huge concern.
I'm a biologist and work with research. My husband and I are both 30 years old (12 points
Since my IELTS grades were good enough to make it to new 20 or even 24 points awarded I would be the main applicant.
I have a bachelor/teaching degree and I'm just about to start my Master's studies here in my country (not sure if under the new rules I would get 21 or 22 points for that). Next year we plan to apply under the new rules.
The thing is...
All the experience I have working as a researcher, is under scholarships programs. I have never had a real JOB per se (with the proper registration) because that's how biologist work here in my country... They are granted scholarships with a contract of one year or more that are engaged to a certain project in a Institution (usually a University).
The experience I have in my area (and can prove it) is like this:
1 year working as a researcher 20h/week while I was a undergraduated student (2002-2003)
1 year and a half (18 months) working as a researcher 40h/week after graduation (2007- 2009)
6 months working as a researcher 20h/week after graduation (2012)
All those jobs were not ofcially registered in a document, but I was granted scholarships and can prove my earnings.
The big question is:
How many points would I get with these working experience I have?
Are there any other researchers around here that are in a similar situation as me???