ACT Canberra Skilled Nomination Scheme (190) - Immigration to Australia with an occupation on the ACT Skilled Occupation List

Do you want to immigrate to Australia? Are you interested in the Australian Capital Territory in particular? Then you want to read the information below on the ACT Canberra Skilled Nomination Program (190).


Each region in Australia has different skills shortage needs to that of the country as a whole. As such, each state and territory has a skilled nomination program.

In this case, the ACT Canberaa Nomination Program (190) allows the state to make provision for skilled immigrants specifically needed in the ACT.

Canberra Skilled Nomination Scheme (190)

About the ACT Canberra Skilled Nomination Program

  • You are eligible for a Skilled Nomination visa (subclass 190) if your occupation appear on the ACT Canberra Skilled Nomination Occupation List.
  • The Skilled Nomination visa is a points-based visa and you must score at least 65 points.
  • If your application is successful, you must stay and work in the ACT for at least two years.
  • You must meet the minimum requirements as specified by the ACT Canberra Nomination Program.

The application process

The application process has 5 steps:

Submit application for nomination to Tasmania
Complete and submit visa application

About the Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is situated within New South Wales, with the capital Canberra surrounding Lake Burley Griffin, which is man-made. The population has a higher proportion of young adults than the national average and about one-fifth of ACT residents also speak a second language, other than English, at home.

With the ACT effectively being a city-state, nearly half of all jobs are in government and government services, and many more depend on government purchases. The economy fluctuates with changes in the rate of growth in government employment and in government-funded construction activities. Measures have been taken to attract more businesses in the private sector to the region, which has increased private employment.

Who can assist with your visa application?

There are plenty of horror stories of failed migration attempts and people parting with large sums of money only to be disappointed.

You can easily prevent this from happening to you by following two golden rules:

  • Golden Rule 1

Only deal with licensed immigration agents!

You can look for agents on the official MARA website. If an agent isn't listed, it means it is not a licensed agent you're dealing with.

Intergate Emigration has three fully licensed advisers. You can view their details here.

  • Golden Rule 2

Do not let agents outside of Australia with an Australian DIBP Offshore ID fool you! DIBP numbers look official but are not.

Migration agents who operate outside of Australian do not have to be registered with the Office of MARA.

The DIBP numbers are only issued for administrative purposes. These numbers do not represent an endorsement by the Australian government of the agent.

In short – you are not dealing with a registered agent and your agent does not have the backing of MARA.

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