The ACT Visa 491/190 is now open for critical occupational list

Nominations to Canberra residents with skills in the critical list for visa 491/190

ACT Skilled Migration Program Visa 491/190

The program will now operate under a very different process. A new ACT Critical Skills List is in effect now.

You must meet one of the following two criteria for both 491 and 190 nomination pathways:

1. Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List;

OR

2. You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer

Canberra resident – ACT provisional 491 nomination 

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission (and continuing until date of any invitation).
  • Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; 
  • You must be working for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission:
  • You must be working a minimum 20 hours per week in each of the thirteen weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission.

Canberra resident – ACT permanent 190 nomination 

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continuing until date of any invitation.
  • Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; 
  • You must be working for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission:
  • You must be working a minimum 35 hours per week in each of the thirteen weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission.

ACT Matrix submitted before 1 July 2020:

Canberra residents:
o All Matrix submissions will be sorted and only applicants with an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List will be selected and, if ranked, invited to apply for ACT nomination.

o 457 / 482 visa holders who did not nominate an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List must submit a new Matrix.

o Matrix submissions that did not nominate an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List will not be ranked and will lapse after six months.

ACT Matrix submitted after 19 August 2020:

Canberra residents:
Separate invitation rounds will be held for the 491 and 190 nomination streams.

The highest-ranked candidates in each stream will be invited to apply for ACT nomination.
An invitation may not be issued if the occupation cap is met; even if the matrix is ranked.

Applicants currently in the processing queue.

Due to the Australian Government directive, the ACT is unable to nominate applicants currently in the processing queue whose nominated occupation is NOT on the ACT Critical Skills List and/ or are overseas applicants. These applicants will be informed that their application is now void.

you can request the service fee to be refunded.

CANBERRA MATRIX INVITATION ROUND

INVITATION ROUND – 20 AUGUST 2020

Code

Occupation Minimum rank: 190

Minimum rank: 491

1311

Advertising, Public Relations & Sales  

90

1322

Finance Managers

80

85

1331

Construction Managers

 

 

1351

ICT Managers

 

 

1499

Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

 

 

2211

Accountants

Capped

Capped

2223

Financial Investment Adv.

80

 

2231

Human Resource Prof.

80

95

2251

Advertising & Marketing Prof.

105

95

2253

Public Relations Professionals

105

 

2321

Architects & Landscape Arch.

80

 

2324

Graphic, Web Designers & Illustrators

80

 

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

75

90

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-prim.) Teachers

80

 

2524

Occupational Therapists

90

 

2531

G P and Resident Medical Officers

80

 

2544

Registered Nurses

85

75

2611

ICT Business & Syst. Analysts

70

90

2613

Software and Applications Prog.

70

 

2621

Database and Systems Administrator

70

85

2631

Computer Network Professionals

70

85

2632

ICT Support & Test Engineers

70

 

2713

Solicitors

75

105

2723

Psychologists

70

 

2724

Social Professionals

65

105

2725

Social Workers

70

 

2726

Welfare, Recreation and Comm. Arts

75

 

  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

    You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to migrate to Australia through the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect.

  • Choose an ACT nomination pathway – provisional 491 or permanent 190

    You must meet the eligibility criteria for ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination.

  • complete the Canberra Matrix

    The Canberra Matrix can be accessed at the Canberra Your Future website.

  • Get invited to apply for ACT nomination

    You will be issued invitations on a regular basis; pro rata against the ACT allocation of nomination places set by Home Affairs.

It has a 45 year age limit.

Requires a positive skills assessment.

At least three months of Canberra resident, working 20 hours per week.

at least six months of Canberra resident. working 35 hours per week.

You may work for more than one ACT employer and/or be self- employed.