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Posted on October 19 2022

ACT finds 467 candidates, nominates them through a Canberra Matrix draw

By Editor
Updated August 24 2023

Highlights of Canberra Matrix draw on October 17, 2022

  • On October 17, 2022, a Canberra Matrix draw for Australia immigration was conducted.
  • Through the draw, 467 invitations were issued to apply for nominations from ACT (Australia Capital Territory).
  • Nominations were issued for the ACT 190 and 491 visa categories.
  • Nominations went to both Canberra residents and overseas candidates.

On October 17, 2022, Australia’s ACT region conducted the latest Canberra Matrix draw. Through this draw, 467 invitations to apply for a nomination from ACT were issued. These potential immigrants can now accept the invitation and apply for residency in the ACT region.

Here are the details of the Canberra Matrix draw:

Canberra residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

ACT 190 nominations:

15 invitations
ACT 190 minimum matrix score:


ACT 491 nominations:

2 invitations
ACT 491 minimum matrix score:


Matrix nominating 457/482 visa holders

ACT 190 nominations:

1 invitation

ACT 491 nominations:


Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

ACT 190 nominations:

74 invitations

ACT 491 nominations:

101 invitations

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

ACT 190 nominations:

20 invitations
ACT 491 nominations:

254 invitations


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Are you interested in knowing the number of applications that were approved or refused in the 2022-2023 period? Here are the details:

Status of applications issued till 17 October 2022

ACT 190 Nominations:

231 approvals
ACT 491 Nominations:

487 approvals

Total no. of applications approved:

718 approvals

ACT 190 Nominations:

43 refusals
ACT 491 Nominations:

131 refusals

Total no. of applications approved:

174 refusals
ACT 190 Nominations:

569 (pro rata 67 per month)

ACT 491 Nominations:

1433 (pro rata 169 per month)
Total no. of applications remaining:

2002 nomination places (236 per month)


What is Canberra Matrix?

If you are planning to migrate to ACT (Australian Capital Territory), it’s important to understand what Canberra Matrix is. The Canberra Matrix system works to identify and select Australia immigration applicants who are capable to make a positive impact on the ACT region’s economy. It also identifies those candidates who have a history of contributing to the development of ACT’s economy.

Also read: ACT issued 354 invitations in the latest Canberra Matrix draw

The candidates selected under Canberra Matrix are ensured to be committed to working for the development of the ACT. If you possess the required qualities to score enough ranks in the Canberra Matrix, you get a high probability of being ranked and invited to file an application for an ACT nomination, leading to Australia immigration.

Issuance of these nominations are done for ACT 190/ACT 491 visa streams. Apart from these, there's a nomination pathway created specifically for Ph.D. graduates that's also offered under Canberra Matrix.

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

How does the Canberra Matrix work?

Here are the steps in applying to the Canberra Matrix:

  • Express an interest in applying for an ACT nomination. For this, complete a point-based Canberra Matrix.
  • Get well-versed with the ACT nominations’ criteria for eligibility. These include specific factors of criteria like:
    • Skilled employment
    • Formal qualifications
    • English language proficiency
    • Investment activity
    • Length of study/residence in ACT
    • Close family ties
  • Submit/consider the Canberra Matrix to apply for Australia immigration to ACT.

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