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The next Canberra Matrix invitation round is expected to be held on or before 1 January 2021, pending on the final 2020/21 allocation of nomination places.  Information about the nominated occupations and Matrix score invited in each round is available HERE

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 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 Migration visa under the following streams:

• Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

• Skilled Nominated (permanent) 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 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 employer nomination. 

Find out more - applying for RCB support - employer nomination

Further Information