Recent rounds of Canberra Matrix invitation round outcomes are showing hope to get a state nomination for permanent residency in Australia. Recent rounds occurred on 21 February and 12 March for nomination invitation shows points has fallen to 60. The Canberra Matrix point that many students moved into Canberra can achieve with the score of each band 7 in accepted English language test. Student who lived at least one year in Canberra gets 5 points for residing in ACT, 10 points for each band 7 in English, if occupation listed on ‘Open’ list another 20 points, employment in ACT gives another 5 for being employed in the state for at least 6 months and spouse English, occupation, applicant’s own occupation ANZCO Skill level and other various aspects that accumulate total Canberra Matrix points. Students moved into and completed at least one course in Canberra easily can achieve 60 points which would push them to eligible list of nominated candidates.
Two out of Six Canberra Matrix 190 nomination invitation round went down to the score of 60 points. 21 February round produced 430 invitations from the score range of 130 highest to 60 lowest points. The sixth round took place on 12 March 2019 produced 363 invitations from Canberra Matrix score 110 to 60 points recorded up to 31 December 2018. Gradually highest and lowest point are coming closer range in last two invitation round that’s a good sign for students applied for ACT 190 nomination or going to apply in the near future.
After months of uncertainty, international students who moved into Canberra with the hope of getting 190-visa nomination now can see their future in Canberra. A fifth and sixth round of Canberra Matrix shows a fair chance to get a state-sponsored visa subclass-190 nomination with 60 Canberra Matrix score.
The ACT government to manage the nomination process for 190 permanent residencies calculating applicant’s suitability and attachment with the state introduced the Canberra Matrix.