Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Canberra refused to nominate hundreds of candidates for skilled migration visas. Figures from the state migration department confirm a significant proportion of applications were refused during the program year 2020-2021. ACT has set ‘Canberra-Matrix’ as a nomination guideline for skilled work regional subclass 491 visa and skilled nominated subclass-190 visa to determine candidate suitability for its skilled need.
Canberra refused 263 applications were put forward for nominations for skilled visas subclass 491 and 190. During the program year, 2020-2021 refusals for 491 visa nominations were 140 and 123 refusals for subclass 190 nominations.
1400 nominated for skilled visas
The ACT government nominated a total of 1400 candidates for skilled visas during the migration program year 2020-2021. State government report confirms 598 applications were approved to nominate for visa subclass 491. Another, 802 applications were approved to nominate candidates for skilled nominated visa subclass 190. The last round to invite candidates to apply for state nomination was held on 11 June 2021 invited 30 candidates for subclass 190 visa.
2000 nomination places for next year
ACT set to nominate 2000 applicants for subclass 491 and 190 visas during the next migration program year. The State Department confirmed numbers for the 2021-2022 program year. Canberra would invite candidates based on Canberra-Matrix. One thousand four hundred places are set to nominate for 491 visa subclass and 600 for 190 visa subclass.
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