The ACT is defined as regional for skilled migration purpose from 16 November 2019. While potential applicants can complete the Home Affairs Skillselect EOI from this date, the 491 Canberra Matrix can only be submitted from 1 January 2020.
The 2019 eligibility criteria will apply to all 190 Matrix submitted on or before 31 December 2019.
The 2020 eligibility criteria will apply to all 190 Matrix submitted on or after 1 January 2020.
The eligibility criteria for 190/491 nomination in 2020 will be published on or before 28 November 2019.
If you are interested in migrating to Australia and living in Canberra under the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa program, you must formally express an interest in applying for ACT 190 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.
Candidates with scores of 20 points and above will go on to be ranked. The highest ranked candidates under the scoring system will then be selected, on a monthly basis, and invited to apply for ACT 190 nomination.
This visa lets holders of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188), who were nominated by the ACT government, ...
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