ACT (Canberra) Critical List update – Explore Canberra as your future destination – SC 491 and SC 190 Visa for Canberra

ACT (Canberra) Critical List update – Explore Canberra as your future destination – SC 491 and SC 190 Visa for Canberra

Good news – Canberra has opened its door for Onshore nomination as of now. If you are in Australia and satisfy criteria for SC 491 regional skilled visa or SC 190 Skilled visa then explore Canberra as your future to settle in Australia.

Canberra offers one of the best option to settle in Australia and normally have one of the most exhaustive occupation list in comparison to other Australian state occupation lists. Even though monthly allocation will be limited for each occupation category, still there is no harm in exploring the option to able to apply for SC 491 for Canberra or to apply SC 190 for Canberra. Know more about Canberra Matrix and see options for your better future.

The ACT Skilled Migration Program 2021 is now open. There are NO changes to the eligibility  criteria for ACT nomination and the Matrix scoring criteria.

2020-21 Ranking and selection process

  • Only Matrix with a nominated occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List January 2021 will be selected and, if ranked, invited to apply for ACT nomination.
  • If your clients nominated occupation was removed from the ACT Critical Skills List January 2021, their Matrix will NOT be selected and will automatically lapse after six months.
  • 457 / 482 visa holders who have a Matrix score of 60 plus points will be invited to apply for ACT nomination.

Overseas applicants. The Canberra Matrix remains closed to overseas applicants.

Only one ACT Nomination place

The policy to offer only ONE ACT nomination place per applicant is strictly enforced given the limited number of nomination places available. An invitation may not be issued if your client  has been previously nominated by the ACT; or if they have an active invitation / application in the system.

ACT Nomination Guidelines January 2021

The ACT Nomination Guidelines January 2021 and ACT Critical Skills List January 2021 are published at http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/skilled-visa-act-nomination/

Next invitation round – 15 January 2021

The first 2021 Matrix invitation round will be held on Friday 15/01/2021.  Matrix will be only ranked if your clients occupation has been added / retained on the ACT Critical Skills List January 2021; or they meet the 457 / 482 criteria.

2020-21 Allocation of ACT nomination places

Visa Type Places Available
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa 598
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa 702

Remaining allocation @ 1 January 2021

Visa Type Places Available
Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa
552
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
452

The remaining 2020-21 allocation will be updated monthly.

See: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/2020-21-allocation-of-act-nomination-places/

UPDATED ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST JAN 2021

ANZSCO Major Group ANZSCO NOMINATED OCCUPATION
1324 132411 Policy and Planning Manager (491 only) ADDED
1335 133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing) ADDED
1351 135112 ICT Project Manager ADDED
135199 ICT Managers (nec) ADDED
1399 139911 Arts Administrator or Manager ADDED
139912 Environmental Manager ADDED
1492 149211 Call or Contact Centre Manager (491 only) ADDED
149212 Customer Service Manager ADDED
2124 212411 Copywriter
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413 Print Journalist
212415 Technical Writer
212416 Television Journalist
212499 Journalist & other writers (nec)
2211 221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
2244 224412 Policy Analyst (491 only) ADDED
2249 224912 Liaison Officer (491 only) ADDED
224914 Patents Examiner (491 only) ADDED
224999 Information and Org. Prof. nec (491 only) ADDED
2321 232111 Architect
232112 Landscape Architect
2324 232411 Graphic Designer
232412 Illustrator
232414 Web Designer
2332 233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
2339 233911 Aeronautical Engineer ADDED
233912 Agricultural Engineer ADDED
233913 Biomedical Engineer
2411 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
2513 251311 Environmental Health Officer (491 only) ADDED
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser ADDED
2523 252311 Dental Specialist ADDED
252312 Dentist (491 only) ADDED
2524 252411 Occupational Therapist
2525 252511 Physiotherapist ADDED
2527 252711 Audiologist ADDED
252712 Speech Pathologist ADDED
2531 253111 General Practitioner
253112 Resident Medical Officer
2544 254411 Nurse Practitioner
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
254499 Registered Nurses (nec)
2611 261111 ICT Business Analyst
261112 Systems Analyst
2613 261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer
261314 Software Tester
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec
2621 262111 Database Administrator
262112 ICT Security Specialist
262113 Systems Administrator
2631 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer
263112 Network Administrator
263113 Network Analyst
2632 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212 ICT Support Engineer
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
2721 272111 Careers Counsellor ADDED
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsello ADDED
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor ADDED
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor ADDED
272115 Student Counsellor ADDED
272199 Counsellors nec ADDED
2723 272311 Clinical Psychologist
272312 Educational Psychologist
272313 Organisational Psychologist
272314 Psychotherapist
272399 Psychologist (nec)
2724 272412 Interpreter
272413 Translator (491 only) ADDED
272499 Social Professionals (nec)
2725 272511 Social Worker
2726 272611 Community Arts Worker (491 only) ADDED
272612 Recreation Officer
272613 Welfare Worker
3312 331211 Carpenter and Joiner ADDED
331212 Carpenters ADDED
331213 Joiner ADDED
3421 342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics ADDED
3513 351311 Chef ADDED
3622 362211 Gardener (General ADDED
362212 Aborist ADDED
362213 Landscape Gardener ADDED
3911 391111 Hairdressers ADDED
4117 411711 Community Worker ADDED
411712 Disabilities Services Officer ADDED
411713 Family Support Worker ADDED
411715 Residential Care Officer ADDED
411716 Youth Worker ADDED
4523 452311 Sports Development Officer ADDED
5111 511111 Contract Administrator ADDED
511112 Program or Project Administrator ADDED

Explore future now – Contact our offices for detailed information.

Posted by Satya Shukla on January 12, 2021

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