Canberra Matrix - invitation round: 8 November 2019

Information about Matrix score invited is available HERE. The next invitation round will be held on or before 25 November 2019.

ACT 491 nomination:

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.

ACT 190 NOMINATION:

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.

2020 Nomination criteria:

The eligibility criteria for 190/491 nomination in 2020 will be published on or before 28 November 2019.

Visas

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One certainty in your decision to migrate is your requirement of an Australian visa. The visa you apply for will depend on your personal and professional circumstances.

All visas for entry to Australia are issued by the Australian Government. Every visa application is subject to Department of Home Affairs policies and procedures. If you haven’t already checked you should confirm your eligibility to migrate on Department of Home Affairs website or seek advice from a registered migration agent.

Eligible skilled and business people who demonstrate commitment to migrating to Canberra may be eligibile to express an interest in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nomination. 

Similarly if you are a local business looking to employ a skilled migrant the ACT Government can help.

Please note that non-refundable service fees apply for the processing of applications for ACT nomination. All fees quoted are in Australian dollars.

Skilled migration - applying for ACT 190 nomination 

If you are highly skilled with expertise and experience that’s considered in demand in Canberra you may be eligible for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa.

All the information you need regarding ACT nomination is available by clicking on the link below. 

Find out more - applying for ACT 190 nomination - Skilled visas

Employer nomination - Applying for RCB support  

As an ACT employer you may be eligible to employ a skilled worker from overseas if the vacant position cannot be filled from the local labour market. If you meet the Department of Home Affairs specific migration requirements, the ACT Government, as the Regional Certifying Body, can support your nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS).

Find out more - applying for RCB support - employer nomination

Further Information