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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Canberra uses a unique score-based Canberra Matrix points system to identify eligible registrants who are interested in living and working in the ACT.
 

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Canberra is one of the most appealing cities for people planning to migrate to Australia, owing to the exciting employment opportunities, affordable housing, excellent education system, and multiculturalism (immigrants constitute over 25% of the population).

Australian states and territories nominate suitable foreign skilled workers to apply for permanent residence to the federal immigration authority – the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) – through the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa or the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 Visa. Obtaining a nomination enhances an applicant’s Australia immigration point score – by adding 15 points to a Subclass 491 Visa application, and 5 points to a 190 Visa application.

Before applying for nomination, aspirants must submit an Expression of Interest in SkillSelect and score at least 65 points based on various selection factors. In order to express interest in ACT state nomination, aspirants must complete a Canberra Matrix, which allocates points to each candidate based on their potential to contribute to the economy and participate in the local community. Registrants can select either ACT 190 or ACT 491 nomination.

Through regular Canberra Matrix invitation rounds, the local government invites highest-ranking applicants to apply for nomination. Within 14 days of receiving the invitation, candidates must submit an online application, supporting documents and processing fee to the ACT. If approved, the nominee can apply for permanent residence to the DHA.

41. Invitation Date: 19th February, 2021

457 / 482 Visa holders’ nominations:

  • 190 Nomination: 2 Invitations
  • 491 Nomination: Nil

Critical Skill Occupations Nominations:

  • 190 Nomination: 59 Invitations
  • 491 Nomination: 57 Invitations

Applicant’s minimum ranking score is just an indication for the process and do not guarantee that an invitation was issued. The ranking depends on several factors such as date and time of Matrix submission.

Invitations may somehow not be issued:

  • For an occupation if the monthly allocation of invitations are met. And, quota will periodically reset in March 2021
  • If you have currently an active application in the system or have previously received ACT nomination

40. Invitation Date: 15th January, 2021

457/482 Visa holders’ nominations:

  • 190 Nomination: 27 Invitations
  • 491 Nomination: Nil

Critical Skill Occupations Nominations:

  • 190 Nomination: 128 Invitations
  • 491 Nomination: 123 Invitations

Applicant’s minimum ranking score is just an indication for the process and do not guarantee that an invitation was issued. The ranking depends on several factors such as date and time of Matrix submission.

Invitations may somehow not be issued:

  • For an occupation if the monthly allocation of invitations are met. And, quota will periodically reset in February 2021
  • If you have currently an active application in the system or have previously received ACT nomination

39. Invitation date: 28 October 2020

457 / 482 visa holders:

  • 190 nomination: 4 invitations
  • 491 nomination: nil

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • 190 nomination: 66 invitations
  • 491 nomination: nil invitations as interim allocation is met.

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Ranking may depend on date and time of Matrix submission.

Invitations may not be issued:

  • for an occupation if the monthly cap is met. The cap will reset in November.
  • if you have an active application in the system; or have previously received ACT nomination

38. Invitation date: 16 October 2020

457 / 482 visa holders:

  • 190 nomination: 6 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 1 invitations

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

  • 190 nomination: 76 invitations
  • 491 nomination: nil invitations as interim allocation is met.

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Ranking may depend on date and time of Matrix submission.

Invitations may not be issued:

  • for an occupation if the monthly cap is met. The cap will reset in November.
  • if you have an active application in the system; or have previously received ACT nomination

37. Invitation date: 6 October 2020

457 / 482 visa holders: 14 invitations

  • 190 nomination: 7 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 7 invitations

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations: 91 invitations

  • 190 nomination: 85 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 6 invitations

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Ranking may depend on date and time of Matrix submission.

Invitations are not issued for an occupation if the monthly cap is met. The cap will reset in November.

36. Invitation date: 24 September 2020

457 / 482 visa holders: 16 invitations

  • 190 nomination: 10 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 6 invitations

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations: 206 invitations

  • 190 nomination: 147 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 59 invitations

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Ranking may depend on date and time of Matrix submission.

Invitations are not issued for an occupation if the monthly cap is met. The cap will reset in November

35. Invitation date: 11 September 2020

457 / 482 visa holders: 12 invitations

  • 190 nomination: 6 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 6 invitations

Matrix nominating Critical occupations: 140 invitations

  • 190 nomination: 76 invitations
  • 491 nomination: 64 invitations

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Invitations are not issued for an occupation if the monthly cap is met. The cap will reset next month.

34. Invitation date: 31 August 2020

  • 10 invitations issued to 457 / 482 visa holders.
  • 147 invitations issued to Matrix nominating Critical occupations.

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued.

33. Invitation date: 20 August 2020

  • 26 invitations issued to 457 / 482 visa holders
  • 145 invitations issued to Matrix nominating Critical occupations.

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued.

32. Invitation date: 17 March 2020

ACT 190 Nomination - invitations issued: 89

  • All Matrix submitted: 120 to 75 points
  • 70 point Matrix submitted on or before 28 December 2019

ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 97

  • All Matrix submitted: 105 to 70 points
  • 65 point Matrix submitted on or before 31 January 2020

Please note: ALL matrix expir?e 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

31. Invitation date:  10 March 2020

ACT 190 Nomination - invitations issued: 73

  • All Matrix submitted: 95 to 75 points
  • 70 point Matrix submitted on or before 19 December 2019

ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 165

  • All Matrix submitted: 105 to 70 points
  • 65 point Matrix submitted on or before 15 January 2020

Please note: ALL matrix expir?e 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

30. Invitation date:  2 March 2020

ACT 190 Nomination - invitations issued: 110

  • All Matrix submitted: 110 to 75 points
  • 70 point Matrix submitted on or before 14 December 2019

ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 131

  • All Matrix submitted: 95 to 70 points
  • 65 point Matrix submitted on 1 January 2020

Please note: ALL matrix expir?e 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

29. Invitation date: 24 February 2020

ACT 190 Nomination - invitations issued: 171

  • All Matrix submitted: 110 to 75 points
  • 70 point Matrix submitted on or before 30 November 2019

ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 79

  • All Matrix submitted: 95 to 70 points

Please note: ALL matrix expir?e 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

Date of Invitation:          7th February 2020

  • ACT 190 Nomination - invitations issued: 83
  • All Matrix submitted: 135 to 75 points
  • 70 Point Matrix submitted on or before 31 October 2019
     
  • ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 82
  • All Matrix submitted: 120 to 70 points

Please Note: ALL matrix expire 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

Date of Invitation:          23th January 2020

  • ACT 190 Nomination - invitations Issued: 251
  • All Matrix submitted: 120 to 75 points
     
  • ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 161
  • All Matrix submitted: 120 to 70 points

Please Note: ALL matrix expire 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

Date of Invitation:          9th January 2020

  • ACT 190 Nomination - invitations issued: 200
  • All Matrix submitted: 145 to 80 points
     
  • ACT 491 Nomination - invitations issued: 75
  • All Matrix submitted: 125 to 75 points

Please Note: ALL matrix expire 6 months after submission date if an invitation is not issued.

Date of Invitation:          19th December 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      54
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 90 points

Date of Invitation:          25th November 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      114
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 75 points

Date of Invitation:          8th November 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      70
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     115 to 75 points

Date of Invitation:          24th October 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      528
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     115 to 65 with a Matrix submission date: 10 th June 2019

Date of Invitation:          14th October 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      402
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     115 to 65 with a Matrix submission date: 10 th June 2019

Date of Invitation:          9th October 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      220
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     115 to 65 with a Matrix submission date: 30 th April 2019

Date of Invitation:          27th September 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      124
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 70 with a Matrix submission date: 31st July 2019

Date of Invitation:          17th September 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      106
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     120 to 70 with a Matrix submission date: 1 st July 2019

Date of Invitation:          2nd September 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      111
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 70 points

Date of Invitation:          15th August 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      152
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 70 points

Date of Invitation:          30th July 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      320
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 70 with a Matrix submission date: 29 th June 2019

Date of Invitation:          22nd July 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      329
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     130 to 70 with a Matrix submission date: 28 th June 2019

Date of Invitation:          5th July 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      194
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     145 to 65 with a Matrix submission date: 15 th June 2019

Date of Invitation:          11th June 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      652
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     125 to 75 points

Date of Invitation:          31st May 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      442
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     145 to 65 with a Matrix submission date: 31 st March 2019

Date of Invitation:          24th May 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      323
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     110 to 65 with a Matrix submission date: 31 st January 2019

Date of Invitation:          8th May 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      225
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     135 to 70 with a Matrix submission date: 30 th April 2019

Date of Invitation:          15th April 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      75
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     135 to 70 with a Matrix submission date: 31 st March 2019

Date of Invitation:          28th March 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      203
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     145 to 75 points

Date of Invitation:          12th March 2019

  • Number of Invitations Allotted:      363
  • Canberra Matrix Score Range:     110 to 60 with a Matrix submission date: 31 st December 2018

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