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Posted on June 03 2022

Australia immigration update: 86 invitations issued in Canberra Matrix draw

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

News highlights

  • On June 1, 2022, a Canberra Matrix round of invitations was held.
  • Australia seeks more capable and deserving immigrants.
  • The highest-ranked matrix in each job received invitations to apply for a nomination from ACT.

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The latest Canberra Matrix round of invitations was held on June 1, 2022, inviting 86 Australia immigration candidates. Here are the details of the round:

Type of residents

Occupation group Under nomination Number of candidates invited


Canberra Residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

190 nominations 0 NA
491 nominations 2


Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

190 nominations 0 NA
491 nominations 0


Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

190 nominations 20 NA


491 nominations 29


Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations

190 nominations 0 NA
491 nominations 35


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About Canberra Matrix draw

The Canberra Matrix is a weighted scoring system. It's intended to give potential immigrants capable of making a positive economic contribution to the ACT the chance to secure a nomination for permanent selection. This becomes a pathway for them to immigrate to Australia. These candidates may also have demonstrated a genuine commitment to living and working in ACT. They shall willingly work for the development of the territory.

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ACT Nomination

The Canberra Matrix is completed for nominations for both ACT 190 and ACT 491. Here’s the method of submitting the Canberra Matrix.

  • Read the nomination criteria of the ACT for your chosen pathway carefully and ensure that you have the eligibility to claim Matrix points.
  • Furnish your personal information.
  • Select one of these nominations: ACT 491 or ACT 190.
  • Select either “overseas applicant” or “Canberra resident”.
  • Select “yes” or “no” for ‘Doctorate Streamlined nomination’.
  • If “yes” was your choice for the last option, submit the Matrix.
  • In case Canberra resident and overseas applicants = “yes”, then complete the Canberra Matrix.
  • Select one option in the drop-down menu for each category of the Matrix (doesn’t apply to "Doctorate Streamlined”).

Note: Once submitted, the Canberra Matrix can’t be withdrawn or updated. Also, a Matrix has a validity of 6 months, beyond which it will expire if an invitation isn’t issued. It can’t be reactivated once it’s lapsed.

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