ACT Issues Over 290 Nominations in latest Canberra Matrix Invitation round

ACT Issues Over 290 Nominations in latest Canberra Matrix Invitation round

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) recently held its first invitation round of May month on 21 May 2024, extending nomination invitations to over 290 individuals with a pathway to permanent residency in Australia. This round saw a total of 294 invitations to apply (ITAs) issued for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491).

ACT Seeks Diverse Talent                                                         

The ACT nomination program is designed to attract a diverse range of skilled professionals who can contribute to Canberra's continued growth and prosperity. This invitation round targeted various categories, demonstrating the program's flexibility.

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: 10 ITAs were granted to aspiring small business owners with high matrix scores, demonstrating a commitment to fostering local businesses in Canberra.
  • Existing Skills, New Opportunities: 10 invitations were extended to holders of temporary work visas (Subclass 457/482) who possess skills valuable to the ACT economy. This stream allows experienced migrants to transition smoothly to permanent residency.
  • Critical Skills in Demand: The largest share (164 invitations) went to applicants with critical skills on the ACT list, for both visa subclasses. This underlines the importance of specific professions in Canberra's development.
  • Global Talent Pool: A significant portion (110 invitations) went to skilled overseas workers with critical occupations, showcasing ACT's commitment to attracting international talent and fostering a multicultural city.

Building a Future in Canberra

Canberra offers a vibrant and growing city environment, a high quality of life, and exciting opportunities for skilled professionals.  The ACT nomination program recognizes the value skilled migrants bring and provides a clear pathway to permanent residency.  With strategic planning and a strong application that highlights your skills and experience, you can significantly increase your chances of success in upcoming invitation rounds.

Taking the Next Step

This news is a positive sign for skilled overseas workers seeking a future in Australia.  Here is how you can get started: 

  • Research the Program: Familiarize yourself with the ACT nomination program requirements and visa options (Subclass 190 and 491).
  • Assess Your Skills: Ensure your skills and experience align with the needs and critical occupations listed by the ACT government.
  • Craft a Compelling Application: Seek professional guidance if needed to create a strong application that showcases your qualifications and potential contribution to Canberra.

By taking these proactive steps, you can turn your dream of living and working in Canberra into reality.  The ACT welcomes skilled migrants with open arms, so do not wait – explore the program today and embark on your exciting Australian journey!

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