To understand how to migrate to Australia it’s necessary to understand how to get an Australian visa. It’s largely dependent on the applicant’s personal and professional circumstances.
All visas to Australia are subject to the policies and procedures of the country’s Department of Home Affairs.
Those skilled workers and business-people who exhibit commitment to migrate to Canberra may well be eligible to show an interest in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nomination.
ACT government can also help when an Australian local business is trying to employ a skilled migrant.
If a candidate has high skills, expertise, and experience in areas that are in-demand in Canberra, that person with a Skilled Migration visa may be eligible for ACT nomination. This is possible under 2 streams under immigration Australia:
- Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa
- Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa
The skilled workers and business-people submit their details with SkillSelect. SkillSelect is an online service of the Department of Home Affairs. It’s the service that introduces the candidate’s skills to the government, who checks and takes a call on whether to invite a particular candidate to submit a visa application.
Through SkillSelect, an Australian employer can also find a suitable candidate.
Before applying for ACT nomination, a Home Affairs test has to be taken. Then a formal expression of interest to apply for ACT nomination is made by completing the Canberra Matrix. In it, the candidate will get points against demonstrated economic contribution/benefit. The genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community is also a factor is assigning scores.
The high-ranked candidates in each stream (Subclass 190 and Subclass 491) will be chosen to be sent invitation to apply for an ACT nomination.
This application for nomination should be done within 14 days with all proper required documents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on this whole process. But Australia has shown its resilience and kept the process going. The latest Canberra Matrix invitation rounds have been as given below:
Date of invitation: June 3, 2020
No. of invitations in ACT 190 nomination: 81
- All matrix submitted: 110 to 70 points
No. of invitations in ACT 491 nomination: No invitations sent owing to sufficient applications in queue that could meet 2019/2020 annual allocation.
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