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Australia's ACT Nomination Program to open again on November 29, 2018 with a New Process

Posted - 13, Nov 2018

The ACT nomination program of Australia to open again on 29th November 2018 for the skilled migrants looking to move to Australian Capital Territory. The ACT nomination offers a pathway to the overseas skilled workers to get PR in ACT of Australia by applying for Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190. It has been designed to combat the skill shortage in the ACT Region.

The ACT Nomination program was partially suspended in June 2018, which will reopen now with new Merit based assessment, replacing the earlier first in, first served pattern. Hence, the applicants who were closed to nomination that time, may get an edge over the others in terms of relieving additional points in new merit based system.

ACT 190 Nomination to reopen shortly with new changes

Skilled Nominated permanent visa Subclass 190 helps applicants to get State nomination for Australia PR. It aims to invite and select the skilled and talented people for the ACT region to fulfil the labour shortage. Every year, the DHA (Department of Home Affairs) decides the nomination allocation for every Australian state. It is 800 nominations for Australian Capital Territory for the year 2018-19.

New Merit Based System for ACT nomination

The ACT government is likely to introduce new merit based assessment system for ACT nomination, replacing the old first in, first served system. The need of this system was evident in view of rising demand for ACT allocations in last few years. The new system will ensure the demand and supply balance throughout the year while addressing the ACT skill shortage more efficiently.

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Demand for the 190 visa in the ACT has exceeded the Territory's allocation in recent years, so replacing the first-in, first-served system with a merit-based assessment that is more in line with other jurisdictions around Australia will moderate supply and demand throughout the year and more effectively address the ACT's skills needs.

Changes in ACT nomination pattern were on the cards

The government of ACT region discussed the program changes with the participants, employers, migration agents, as well as with the education providers, etc. to design a new nomination ranking system for the program. The new change will provide more conviction to the possible candidates and will make certain that the nominated places for Australian Capital Territory are sustained all through the year. The further details with regards to the new changes will be provided shortly by the authorities.

Other ACT Selection factors likely to remain the same

The other ACT nomination selection factors for Subclass 190 pathway likely to remain the same, i.e.

  • Occupation of the applicants must be in the relevant in demand occupation list
  • English language proficiency
  • Previous ties to Australian capital territory
  • Employment offer from ACT region

The selection of candidates is based on all above key factors which prove vital when it comes to successful settlement and contribution to the economy of the Australian Capital Territory. If an applicant is nominated by ACT, he/she will get additional points in the GSM point's assessment grid, which in turn will help the applicant to get Invitation to Apply for Australia PR from DHS.

Call the Immigration expert now to prepare your file for ACT Nomination

If you wish to apply for ACT nomination in the upcoming intake, you may get in touch with Australia immigration and visa specialist at Visas Avenue Immigration for inclusive process assistance. You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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