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Matrix invitation round 14 May 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 21 May 2021.

Current processing times

Applications for ACT nomination

• Streamlined PhD nomination: the average processing time is 1 week.

• Canberra residents: the average processing time is 6 weeks.

Applicants should note that these time frames may vary depending on demand.

ACT 491 / 190 nomination: We are currently assigning (to a case officer for processing) applications lodged on: 

  •  1 April 2021

Applications for RCB support of an employer nomination

The average processing time is 3 weeks. Applicants should note that this timeframe may vary depending on demand.

We are currently assigning (to a case officer for processing) applications for RCB support lodged on:

  • 1 April 2021