The ACT has published Matrix invitation round 15 January 2021 in the course of the open Skilled Migration Program 2020-21. The next Canberra Matrix invitation round will be held on or before 29 January 2021. The ACT Skilled Migration Program 2020-21 remains closed to overseas applicants.
There are no changes to the eligibility criteria for ACT nomination and the Matrix scoring criteria.
The ACT Critical Skills List was reviewed and updated on 11 January 2021.
2020-21 Ranking and selection process
Only Matrix with a nominated occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List in January 2021 will be selected and, if ranked, invited to apply for ACT nomination.
If the nominated occupation was removed from the ACT Critical Skills List in January 2021, the Matrix will NOT be selected and will automatically lapse after six months.
Subclass 457 and Subclass 482 visa holders who have a Matrix score of 60 plus points will be invited to apply for ACT nomination.
The policy to offer only ONE ACT nomination place per applicant is strictly enforced given the limited number of nomination places available. An invitation may not be issued if you have been previously nominated by the ACT; or if they have an active invitation/application in the system.
2020-21 Allocation of ACT nomination places
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa – 598 places
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa – 702 places
Remaining allocation since 1 January 2021:
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa – 552 places
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa – 452 places
The remaining 2020-21 allocation will be updated monthly.