ACT Occupation List Update - 31 August 2016.

The demand for occupations in the ACT is currently under assessment. The new ACT Occupation List will be published on 31 August 2016. Please do not call to enquire about the new list before this date. 

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Canberra - Confident, Bold and Ready.

Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is located within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Big things happen here: in politics, science, research, education, business and the arts – creating the potential for exciting careers and opportunities. 

Canberra also has the power to surprise people – with food and wine, with art and culture, with our heritage and with our warm welcome. 

Canberra is built on the collective spirit and potential of Australia’s people – and we welcome everyone. Around 25 per cent of our population were born overseas and every year, thousands of international students choose to study here.

We look to the future, not the past, and we actively pursue our dreams. Are you ready to pursue yours?

If you are already living in Canberra and would like to stay here permanently; or if you live overseas and are ready to join us, there are several ways you can make it happen.

Have a read though our website and find out about the different visa pathways to stay permanently in Canberra. 

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

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