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Posted on September 15 2022

A Canberra Matrix draw held on September 13, 2022; 208 invitations sent

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

News highlights

  • On September 13, 2022, a Canberra Matrix draw was conducted.
  • The invited candidates were eligible to apply for an ACT nomination.
  • The ACT nominations offered were limited and fixed proportionate to the annual allocations.

On September 13, 2022, a Canberra Matrix draw was held in which nominations to migrate to ACT (Australian Capital Territory) were offered to 208 immigration candidates. These candidates were chosen from the streams of Critical Skill Occupations and Small Business Holders. Also invited were those holding Subclass 457 and Subclass 482 visas.

Here are the details of the draw:

Canberra residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

ACT 190 no. of invitations:

ACT 190 minimum matrix score:


ACT 491 no. of invitations:

ACT 491 minimum matrix score:


Matrix nominating 457/482 visa holders

ACT 190 no. of invitations:


ACT 491 no. of invitations:


Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

ACT 190 no. of invitations:

ACT 491 no. of invitations:


Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

ACT 190 no. of invitations:

ACT 491 no. of invitations:


How were ACT Nomination Places allotted in 2022-2023?

An interim allocation was granted for ACT for the program year 2022-23. Here are the details of the allocations made:

Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) visa:

800 places
Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional) visa:

1,920 places

As on September 13, 2022, the status of the applications against allocations stood as given below. This is just to give you a picture of how the ACT nomination is currently doing.

Subclass type

Approvals Refusals Remainders Total
Subclass 190 155 28 645


Subclass 491

269 56 1,651


Also read: Australia immigration target set at 195,000 to solve worker shortage

Why choose to move to ACT?

The ACT is a region of Australia that has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the country. This actively flourishing region of Australia is known for its excellent schools and quality health systems. In terms of cost of living, the region offers an encouraging level of sustenance and more.

Also read: ‘Stay 2 more years to work in Australia’ a proposal for international students

Canberra and ACT are keen on retaining well-educated workers, which must be motivating to skilled foreign professionals to migrate to ACT. The important industries offering opportunities to skilled workers migrating to ACT include health, IT, sports, education, construction, public services, and tourism.

Know your eligibility to immigrate to Australia through Y-Axis Australia Immigration Points Calculator.

Canberra offers grants to entrepreneurs as well as mentorship and training programs to them which help foreign investors. Canberra is ambitious of becoming one of the world’s innovation capitals.

If you are willing to migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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