On January 23rd, 2023, the Australian government conducted a new Canberra Matrix invitation round – the first of the year 2023. This invitation round saw a total of 632 invitations being issued to Canberra Residents and Overseas Applicants.
Out of the total candidates invited to apply for Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nominations – 312 were issued to Canberra residents, whereas, the remaining 320 invitations were issued to Overseas Applicants.
Higher ITAs and lower score requirements than the previous Canberra Matrix invitation round held on December 22, 2022.
The ACT has issued these 632 invitations to candidates registered under the following streams:
Matrix nominating Small Business Owner
Matrix nominating 457/482 visa holders
Matrix nominating Critical Skills Occupations
Date: January 23, 2022
|Category||Number of invitations issued||Total Canberra Matrix Invitation|
According to the 2022-2023 Allocation of ACT Nomination Pages:
As of January 23rd Canberra Matrix Invitation Round:
Total Approvals: 1359 approvals | Subclass 190 – 441 approvals | Subclass 491 – 918 approvals.
Total Refusals: 308 refusals | Subclass 190 – 75 refusals (15%) | Subclass 491 – 233 refusals (20%).
Remaining Allocation: 2,691 nomination places (512 per month) | Subclass 190 – 1,584 (pro rata 301 per month) | Subclass 491 – 1,107 (pro rata 211 per month).
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has a fixed number of nomination places available each month – pro-rata against the annual allocation. The highest ranked Matrix in each occupation in demand in Australia is invited to apply for ACT nomination. The cut-off for the nomination depends on the date & time of the Matrix
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