Canberra Matrix Calculator – 2021
The ACT government use the Canberra Matrix to fairly manage the nomination process and select applicants who will best contribute to the Canberra region. The below Canberra Matrix Calculator is a merit-based assessment tool where you can score points for length of ACT residence, occupation, employment, English, study, investment and close family living in Canberra.
The Department of Home Affairs allows ACT to nominate a fixed number of applicants each year. There are more people who want ACT nomination than the number of nomination places available.
The Canberra Matrix is weighted to ensure that applicants who will make/have made a positive economic contribution to the Territory and/or have demonstrated a genuine commitment to the ACT are more likely to be ranked and invited to apply for ACT nomination. ACT will rank your Matrix based on the number of points you’ve claimed. Those who rank high enough will receive an invitation email to apply for ACT nomination for a 491 or 190 visa.
You can select either ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination. There is also a PhD Streamlined nomination pathway.
- If you are invited by ACT to apply for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) you will recieve 15 additional points.
- If you are invited by ACT to apply for a Subclass 190 (Skilled — Nominated) you will receive 5 additional points.
Please note the ACT Matrix points calculator is different from the PR points calculator used by the Department of Home Affairs. Book a consultation for a detailed assessment and increase your chances of success in the points test.
To ensure you have a competitive advantage over all other potential applicants please contact us for a consultation. The above skilled visa points test is provided as a guide only and may not be indicative of the points assigned by the ACT government.