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The next Canberra Matrix invitation round will be held on or before 30 October 2020. Information about the nominated occupations and Matrix score invited in each round is available HERE

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If you are interested in migrating to Australia and living in Canberra, you may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Migration visa. 

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) offers Territory nomination under the following skilled migration streams:

• Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

• Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.

You must formally express an interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’ where you are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community.

Each month, the highest ranked candidates under the scoring system will then be selected and invited to apply for ACT 491 / 190 nomination.

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Guidelines and Application

This section provides you with the ACT Government’s eligibility guidelines for nomination of a skilled or business visa.

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