THE ACT SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED TO OVERSEAS APPLICANTS: EFFECTIVE 23 AUGUST 2017

However, if you are living overseas and you have close ties (either family or genuine job offer) in Canberra; OR you have completed a PhD at an ACT university, you can still apply for ACT 190 nomination if you meet the criteria. 

If you have already submitted an application and paid the service fee before 23 August 2017, the application will be processed in queue order. 

CANBERRA RESIDENTS - if you are living in Canberra, you can apply for ACT 190 nomination as soon as you meet the nomination criteria. 

For workers

Three business people meet on street in Canberra

Canberra is a place to actively pursue your dreams.

As our Nation’s Capital, big ideas emerge, circulate and grow here, thanks to unique links between leading thinkers in business, government, education and research. Together with our dynamic economy, highly educated workforce and an innovative business culture, you’ll have access to unique career and business opportunities.

Whilst the Australian and ACT Governments are major employers in the city, over half of Canberra’s workforce is employed in our private sector, with more than 25,000 businesses servicing the region, from multi-nationals to micro businesses.

Our unemployment rate is low compared to most cities in Australia, and the pay's good too! Workers in Canberra enjoy the highest average full-time income in Australia.

And because Canberra is a ‘20 minute city’, getting to work is a breeze on our network of toll-free roads, cycle paths and efficient public transport system. You’ll spend less time commuting and more time doing the things you and your family enjoy.

Use the resources in this portal to take advantage of the employment opportunities and lifestyle benefits available in Canberra.