ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Effective 14 September 2016, if you are living overseas you cannot apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa 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

The ACT will accept applications for streamlined nomination from ACT PhD alumni living overseas.  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

The demand for ACT occupations will be reassessed in July 2017. The updated ACT Occupation List will be published when the ACT Migration Program reopens to overseas applicants in July 2017, 

Settlement service

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Canberra is a city that welcomes everyone.

If you’ve received ACT nomination for your visa, you’ll have access to some exclusive settlement services offered through the ACT Government’s Welcome to Canberra team, to help you settle into life in Canberra.

The Welcome to Canberra team will meet with you (by appointment only) when you first arrive in Canberra and give you some initial settlement support and advice. This informal meeting will give you the opportunity to ask questions and for us to provide additional information to assist your job search. We will also follow up with a phone call or email.

If you would like to meet with the Welcome to Canberra team, you must email welcometocanberra@act.gov.au at least one month prior to your arrival.