Currently, the ACT can nominate eligible applicants for a permanent Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa. From 16 November 2019, the ACT will be considered regional for skilled migration purposes and gain access to the following provisional visas:

• Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa program – the 491 visa applicant must be nominated by a state / territory government, or eligible close family member, and is valid for five years.
• Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494 program. ACT employers will have access to sponsor skilled workers for a five-year work visa.

Holders of the 491/494 regional visa may transition to permanent residence after three years of living and working in regional Australia if they meet the Home Affairs eligibility criteria.

ACT 491 NOMINATION: The 491 eligibility criteria and guidelines will be published on this website when it is available.

飞出国:移民局将在11月16日开启491,SkillSelect EOI可以开始填写并提交491 EOI,但是ACT堪培拉 491 Matrix要到2020年1月1日才可以提交,

相应地,ACT堪培拉会对应更新州担保指南,预计于2019年11月28日或者之前出台,当前官方网站所载州担保指南仍旧有效,在2019年12月31日之前递交的190 Matrix都按照现有指南要求审理。从2020年1月1日开始递交的Matrix将依照新指南及要求执行。

ACT 491 nomination:

The ACT is defined as regional for skilled migration purpose from 16 November 2019. While potential applicants can complete the Home Affairs Skillselect EOI from this date, the 491 Canberra Matrix can only be submitted from 1 January 2020.


The 2019 eligibility criteria will apply to all 190 Matrix submitted on or before 31 December 2019.
The 2020 eligibility criteria will apply to all 190 Matrix submitted on or after 1 January 2020.

2020 Nomination criteria:

The eligibility criteria for 190/491 nomination in 2020 will be published on or before 28 November 2019.