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17th March 2022:

Australia’s Canberra Matrix Invitation Round invited 129 candidates

Candidates were invited to apply for the nomination in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). On March 17, 2022, the nominations were announced.

The nominations are open to both immigrants and citizens, according to the ACT.

The cut-off scores change depending on the occupation cap and demand. It invited applicants from a variety of occupations. The highest-ranking candidates are invited.

Details of the draw

The details of the draw are below:

Type of residents Occupation group Under nomination Number of candidates invited
Canberra residents Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 nominations 3
491 nominations 44
Overseas applicants Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 nominations 5
491 nominations 77


8th March 2022:

Australia Canberra draw invites 79 candidates to apply for ACT nomination

A Canberra Matrix draw was held on March 8, 2022, where 79 immigration candidates were invited. Here are more details of the draw:

Canberra residents

Matrix nominations for Small Business Owners

  • 491 nominations: 1 invitation (70 points)
  • 190 nominations: 1 invitation (100 points)

Matrix nominations for Critical Skill Occupations

  • 491 nominations: 26 invitations
  • 190 nominations: 11 invitations

Matrix nominations for Subclass 457 / Subclass 482 visa holders

  • 491 nominations: 0 invitation

190 nominations: 1 invitation


3rd March 2022:

South Australia invites offshore applicants from over 250 occupations for migration

The South Australian state government announced on March 3, 2022 that 259 new vocations would be added to the list of occupations. Immigrant workers in the required occupational list are entitled to apply for a ROI, or Registration of Interest, in order to be considered for a state nomination.

Foreign nationals who are eligible for the ROI program can apply for temporary and permanent residency in Australia.

The spokesman notes that, while it is available to companies throughout South Australia, it is only available to sites with specific postcodes.

The DAMA in Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement lists 60 vocations available in metropolitan Adelaide.

Employers in South Australia will be able to use the DAMA to fund skilled foreign workers in occupations where they are unable to hire Australian workers.

The qualifications for state nomination will differ depending on the occupation. The occupation’s subclasses would follow the exact conditions.


18th February 2022:

Canberra Matrix Invitation Round: 18 February 2022

The Canberra Matrix held draw on February 18, 2022, and invited 116 candidates to apply for ACT nomination in each occupation group. Details of the draw are given below:

Type of residents Occupation group Under nomination Number of candidates invited Minimum score
Canberra residents Matrix nominating Small Business Owners 190 nominations 2 85
491 nominations 1 75
Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders 190 nominations 1 NA
491 nominations 0 NA
Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 nominations 42 NA
491 nominations 58 NA
Overseas applicants Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations 190 nominations 4 NA
491 nominations 52 NA


8th February 2022:

Australia has expedited the processing of pending visa applications

The processing of pending visa applications has commenced in Australia. Visas for persons with an urgent need to travel, non-citizens with compelling and compassionate circumstances, and those with crucial talents required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services are currently given priority.

Australia’s immigration minister Alex Hawke said, “We are building back healthy pipelines of working holiday makers, and we are processing these visas very quickly.”

Many applications are currently being reviewed by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), which has cautioned that processing times may lengthen further.

The DHA is now prioritizing travellers who are not subject to any travel restrictions.


8th February 2022:

Australia issues 400 invitations in latest immigration draw

Australia has decided to reopen its international borders to fully vaccinated travellers from February 21. This will include visitors and tourists. The country has already eased its restrictions for skilled migrants, international students and those coming on a working holiday visa from December 2021.

International travellers must have proof of their two vaccine doses or have a valid medical reason for not getting vaccinated.

Meanwhile the DHA held a third invitation round on January 21, 2022 where it invited candidates under Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 visa.

Here are the details:

Visa Subclass No. of invitations
Subclass 189 200
Subclass 491 (Family Sponsored) 200



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