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ACT Australia has updated the ACT Critical Skills List for State Nomination

The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) has updated the ACT Critical Skills Lists on April 18, 2023. The changes to this list applies to all Canberra Matrix, irrespective of when they were submitted. The ACT update the list yearly before the new financial year to make certain that the ACT Migration Program adapts and answers to the evolving critical skills requirements of the ACT economy.

What is the ACT Critical Skills List?

The ACT Critical Skills List recognises the occupations presently in demand in the Australian Capital Territory. This List is essential if you wish to apply for ACT nomination for any of the below General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) visa categories:

  • Skilled Work Regional Visa (subclass 491)
  • Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190)

You can also claim points in the Canberra Matrix if your nominated occupation features on the Critical Skills List or you are working in an occupation present in the List.

Click here to see the updated ACT Critical Skills List

Cap on occupations

Dependent on demand, Canberra may cap the number of ACT nomination places for each occupation featuring on the ACT Critical Skills List. You may not get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for ACT nomination if the monthly cap for your nominated occupation has been reached.

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To confirm the latest Australia immigration updates and apply for the skilled visa in Australia this year selecting the most appropriate visa category, you may contact Visas Avenue Australia migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at

- Rajneesh Kumar

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