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 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As of 19/04/2017 the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) (which informed the ACT Occupation List) has been replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).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.

Skill Select


SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI).

If you have skills and qualifications that Australia needs, you need to submit an EOI through SkillSelect.  Once you have registered your details with SkillSelect the Australian government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be found and nominated by an Australian employer.

If you are seeking nomination by the ACT to live in Canberra, you must lodge an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa.  If the ACT agrees to nominate you, your EOI will be confirmed on Skillselect and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will immediately issue the visa invitation. You will then have 60 days to apply for the visa.

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