If you’re looking to apply for ACT 190 or ACT 491 nomination, you’ll need to complete the Canberra Matrix. The Canberra Matrix is a points-based system that assesses your eligibility for nomination based on factors such as your age, occupation, work experience, and English proficiency. To calculate your Matrix score, you can use the free Canberra matrix calculator available on the ACT Government website.
Before you begin, it’s important to note that you can only select one option in each category, and you must meet the category criteria at the date you submit the Matrix. Additionally, you must follow the proper Canberra Matrix Guidelines and provide supporting documents to prove any Matrix score claimed.
Once you’ve completed the Canberra Matrix, you’ll be given an estimate of your total score. However, it’s important to note that your actual score may differ based on our assessment, including a detailed analysis of any supporting documentation that is supplied at the time of application.
Remember, the Canberra Matrix Points you’re awarded can have a significant impact on your eligibility for nomination. So be sure to carefully review the requirements and guidelines before submitting your Matrix. If you have any questions or need further assistance, the ACT Government provides resources and support to help guide you through the process.
Please keep in mind that the total score calculated is merely an approximation. Your actual score may change based on your evaluation, which includes a thorough examination of any supporting information provided at the time of application. Remember that any Matrix score you claim must be backed up with documentation.
Your bank statements must prove your claimed date of arrival and the claimed period of residence in
Your residency in Canberra does not have to be continuous.
You must record any period away from Canberra (seven days or more) in the ‘Summary of ACT
residence’ at Attachment D.
Your claimed period of ACT residence does not have to be continuous.
You may have holidays away from Canberra for a maximum of six weeks in any year.
You can study interstate for one or two days a week. However, if you studied more than two days (one
night) a week interstate, you will not be considered an ACT resident for that period.
You cannot claim ACT residency for any period that you lived or worked interstate or overseas.
You can live in NSW if you are within a 30 minute commute to Canberra e.g., Queanbeyan, Bungendore.
The business activity is in the ACT. Interstate / overseas business activity is not accepted
Your business must be profitable.
Your business must be paying you the following taxable income:
190 nomination: at least $26,000 in the last six months.
491 nomination: at least $13,000 in the last three months.
You must be employing at least one Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen for
at least 13 weeks (minimum 20 hrs pw).
You may employ one or more employees. The employment does not have to be continuous.
The employment must be in accordance with Australian legislation.
The employee/s must be resident
You MUST provide a statutory
declaration confirming the employment and citizenship details for each employee.
You worked a minimum 20 hours per week for each week claimed towards the period of employment.
You may be working in any occupation.
You may work for more than one ACT employer and / or be self-employed on an ABN.
The employment does not have to be permanent or continuous.
If you are claiming any period of self-employment:
Your gross (taxable) weekly income must exceed $520 for each week of employment claimed; and
Your business must have been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.
You worked a minimum 20 hours per week for the last three months.
employment: your employment must be continuous for at least 13 weeks.
You may work for more than one ACT employer, operate a small business and/or be self-employed if you
are working in the same occupation and at the same skill level.
Employee: no less than $26 per hour (excluding casual loading).
Small Business owner: minimum $13,000 income for last three months.
Self-employment on an ABN: minimum $520 per week.
Any employment claimed must be recorded on your SkillSelect
They must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for the three months immediately before the
date of Matrix submission.
employment: their employment must be continuous for at least 13 weeks.
They may work for more than one employer and / or be self-employed.
Their employer must provide a Statutory
Declaration confirming their employment. See Attachment E.
They meet the Home Affairs requirement for ‘competent’ English or hold an Australian
If they are self-employed on an ABN:
Their gross weekly income exceeds $520 for each week of employment claimed; and
Their business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.
They must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident.
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Canberra Matrix Calculator: Your Guide to Skilled Visa Eligibility for ACT Migration
Are you interested in applying for a skilled visa to live and work in Australia’s Capital Territory (ACT)? If so, the ACT Government’s Canberra Matrix Calculator can help you assess your eligibility for the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visas.
The Canberra Matrix is a points-based system that evaluates candidates based on a range of criteria, including their age, work experience, education, language proficiency, and other factors. By using the Canberra Matrix Calculator, you can quickly see how many Canberra Matrix Points you may be eligible for, and whether you are likely to receive an invitation to apply for a visa.
The Canberra Matrix is designed to select candidates who are likely to make a positive contribution to the local economy and community. If you are interested in applying for a visa through the Canberra Matrix, it’s important to understand the eligibility requirements and how the points system works.
For the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa, applicants must have a nominated occupation that is on the ACT Occupation List, as well as meet other criteria such as minimum work experience and English language proficiency. The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa requires applicants to be nominated by a state or territory government and to have a skilled occupation that is on a relevant occupation list.
If you are considering applying for a skilled visa through the Canberra Matrix, the first step is to use the Canberra Matrix Calculator to see how many Canberra Matrix Points you are eligible for. Our free tool at CanberraMatrix.com.au provides an estimate of your eligibility and the likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply for a visa.
At Canberramatrix.com.au, we provide detailed information and resources to help you navigate the Canberra Matrix and the skilled visa application process. From eligibility requirements to tips for preparing your application, we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about the Canberra Matrix Calculator and how we can help you achieve your immigration goals.