On June 3rd, 2020, Canberra Matrix revealed the results of its invitations issued to 190 and 491 visa candidates. A total of 81 invitations were issued to candidates applied for 190 Visa. The matrices which received invitations had a point range between 110-70. At the same time, no new invitations were issued for Subclass 491 visa, as there were sufficient 491 applications for meeting the annual allocations for the year 2019/2020.
Canberra Matrix is an Expression of Interest system, used by the Australian Capital Territory(ACT) of Canberra to identify and invite eligible candidates who are interested in living and working in the ACT.
Canberra is one of the most attractive destinations for Australia immigration aspirants owing to employment opportunities, affordable housing facilities, excellent education system as well as multiculturalism. More than 25 percent of the population in the city is constituted by immigrants.
The states and territories of Australia can nominate eligible immigration applicants for permanent residence in Australia through the Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa or Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa. A nomination from an Australian state or territory adds 15 points to the total score of 491 visa candidates and 5 points to 190 visa candidates.
In order to apply for a nomination under Canberra Matrix, the candidate must have submitted an Expression of Interest in SkillSelect and the score must be at least 65 points. Upon submitting an Expression of Interest under Canberra Matrix system, points are allocated to each candidate on the basis of various eligibility factors. The candidates can choose their preference to be considered under either ACT 190 or ACT 491.
The highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for a nomination in the Canberra Matrix rounds that are conducted regularly. Upon receiving the nomination, the candidates may apply for permanent residence in Australia to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).
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