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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.  


Mother and Father and daughter walk around the Lake Burley Griffin. Daughter is on father's shoulders. New and Old Parliament house in background.


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 work (provisional) visa (subclass 491)

• Skilled Nominated (permanent) visa (subclass 190)

You must read the ACT nomination guidelines carefully to make sure that you are eligible to apply for ACT nomination.

If you are eligible, you can 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.

If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, your supporting documentation must evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed at the date you submitted the Matrix.

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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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