On December 22nd, 2022, the Australian immigration government conducted a new Canberra Matrix invitation round. This invitation round saw a total of 563 invitations being issued to Canberra Residents and Overseas Applicants.
Out of the total candidates invited to apply for ACT nominations – 251 were issued to Canberra residents, whereas, the remaining 312 invitations were issued to Overseas Applicants.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has issued these 563 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: December 22, 2022
|Category||Number of invitations issued||Total Canberra Matrix Invitation|
According to the 2022-2023 Allocation of ACT Nomination Pages:
As of December 22nd Canberra Matrix Invitation Round:&
Total Approvals: 1266 approvals | Subclass 190 – 411 approvals | Subclass 491 – 855 approvals.
Total Refusals: 246 refusals | Subclass 190 – 68 refusals (14%) | Subclass 491 – 217 refusals (20%).
Remaining Allocation: 2,784 nomination places (464 per month) | Subclass 190 – 1,614 (pro rata 269 per month) | Subclass 491 – 1,170 (pro rata 195 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 submission, occupation cap & demand, and the remaining monthly allocation. The more the demand for an occupation in Australia – the higher the rank of the Matrix score invited.
Take note! The cut-off Matrix score is an indication only. It does not guarantee that an invitation will be issued. Also, invitations will not be issued if the candidate has an active application in the system or has previously received an ACT nomination.
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