ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

This action does not affect ACT PhD alumni living overseas. You are still able to apply for steamlined nomination if you meet the nomination criteria. Email migrationservices@act.gov.au for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

ACT Occupation List will be updated in July 2017

As of 19/04/2017 the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) (which informed the ACT Occupation List) has been replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). There has been a removal of 200 occupations from the CSOL in creating the STSOL. A new ACT Occupation list based on the STSOL will be announced in July.

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The life of the mind is important in Canberra.

We’re home to some of Australia’s most prestigious universities and educational institutions.

A school system that has a national reputation for achieving excellent academic results. And some of the world’s leading cultural, scientific, historical and sporting institutions and facilities.

No wonder we’re the most educated population in Australia. 

Read about the PhD graduates streamlined ACT nomination, coming into effect 1 November 2016.

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