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The ACT's allocation of 491 nomination places has been met for 2020-21. 491 processing will recommence in July 2021. 

Information about the 190 invitation round on 11 June 2021 is available HERE

The next Canberra Matrix invitation round will be held in July 2021.

Employer Nomination - SESR

Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) 

The Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494) (SESR) enables Australian employers in regional areas to sponsor (nominate) skilled overseas workers. This is to 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 in the Employer Sponsored (ES) stream, the nomination must be accompanied by advice completed by a relevant Regional Certifying Body (RCB) at time of decision. The RCB must have responsibility for the area where the nominated position is located. 

ES stream nominations must be accompanied by advice from an RCB; however, this advice can be provided before or after lodgement of the ES stream nomination application with the Department of Home Affairs. The Department cannot approve a nomination where advice from an RCB has not been provided.

Applying for RCB support -SESR nomination