ACT Occupation List

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Do you have the skills we need in Canberra? If the type of work you do is in demand it will be identified on the ACT Occupation List.

Skilled migrants

You must read the Skilled - Nominated (190) visa guidelines in conjunction with the ACT Occupation List.

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Visit the guidelines page for further infomation on the RSMS and Business Visa guidelines.

As a skilled migrant you can apply for ACT nomination if the status of your nominated occupation is shown as ‘open’ on the ACT Occupation List and you meet the nomination criteria as shown in the guidelines. If the status of the nominated occupation is ‘limited’, the occupation must be verified by the Migration and Information Services (MIS) Unit, ACT Government, before your application can be lodged.

Notice about the ACT Occupation List - 2 July 2014

Applicants are advised that the ACT Occupation List published in February 2014 (below) is the current list for ACT nomination. It is to be used to determine your eligibility for ACT nomination along with the nomination criteria outlined in the 190 Guidelines. The demand for occupations in the ACT will be reviewed in August 2014, and an updated list will be published here. We are unable to provide information about which occupations will be open, limited or closed in the updated list until the analysis of demand is undertaken and the list is published.

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The occupations identified do not relate to a specific job vacancy, nor represent a guarantee of a job in a specific occupation. Your success finding employment will depend on the employer requirements, relevant skills and experience and level of English ability. As a new resident you may not be eligible to apply for some Federal Government positions where citizenship or security clearance is required.

You will also need to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) skilled visa criteria.

Employer sponsored

Employers seeking to apply to the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for support of an Employer nomination must demonstrate that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.

If the nominated occupation is listed as 'open' on the current ACT Occupation list, the application for RCB support is deemed to meet this criteria.

Occupations listed as 'limited' or 'closed' do not meet the criteria. You should refer to the RCB guidelines for other pathways to demonstrate that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.