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Matrix invitation round 9 April 2021 - Information about the nominated occupations and Matrix score invited is available HERE.

The next Canberra Matrix invitation round will be held on or before 16 April 2021. 

Current integrity check: nominations approved in August / September 2020 

From 1 April 2021, an employer Statutory Declaration, confirming your employment in Canberra is genuine, MUST be attached to your application for ACT nomination, regardless of when the Matrix was submitted.  


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Employing workers from overseas can give your business a real advantage, by introducing new ideas and technologies and meeting skill shortage requirements. In the ACT, you can recruit overseas skilled workers by:


Employers can hire skilled workers from overseas who already have a valid visa to work in Australia. It is easy to check whether the overseas worker has work rights online at Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).


Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (SESR) (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) visa enables regional employers to address identified labour shortages within their region by sponsoring overseas skilled workers for a five year provisional visa. The SESR will assist employers in regional and low population growth areas of Australia where they have been unable to fill vacant positions with Australian citizens or permanent residents living in or wishing to move to the regional area where the nominated position is located.

Where an employer decides to nominate a skilled overseas worker for a SESR visa, the employer nomination must be accompanied by advice completed by a relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) at time of decision.

Find out more about applying for RCB support of a SESR nomination HERE


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